BA5101

Economic Analysis for Business

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Course ID
BA5101
Level
Post Graduation
Semester
Semester I

OBJECTIVES:
• To introduce the concepts of scarcity and efficiency; to explain principles of micro economics relevant to managing an organization; to describe principles of macro economics to have the understanding of economic environment of business.

UNIT I INTRODUCTION
The themes of economics – scarcity and efficiency – three fundamental economic problems – society’s capability – Production possibility frontiers (PPF) – Productive efficiency Vs economic efficiency – economic growth & stability – Micro economies and Macro economies – the role of markets and government – Positive Vs negative externalities.

UNIT II CONSUMER AND PRODUCER BEHAVIOUR
Market – Demand and Supply – Determinants – Market equilibrium – elasticity of demand and supply – consumer behaviour – consumer equilibrium – Approaches to consumer behaviour – Production – Short-run and long-run Production Function – Returns to scale – economies Vs diseconomies of scale – Analysis of cost – Short-run and long-run cost function – Relation between Production and cost function.

UNIT III PRODUCT AND FACTOR MARKET
Product market – perfect and imperfect market – different market structures – Firm’s equilibrium and supply – Market efficiency – Economic costs of imperfect competition – factor market – Land, Labour and capital – Demand and supply – determination of factor price – Interaction of product and factor market – General equilibrium and efficiency of competitive markets.

UNIT IV PERFORMANCE OF AN ECONOMY – MACRO ECONOMICS
Macro-economic aggregates – circular flow of macroeconomic activity – National income determination – Aggregate demand and supply – Macroeconomic equilibrium – Components of aggregate demand and national income – multiplier effect – Demand side management – Fiscal policy in theory.

UNIT V AGGREGATE SUPPLY AND THE ROLE OF MONEY
Short-run and Long-run supply curve – Unemployment and its impact – Okun’s law – Inflation and the impact – reasons for inflation – Demand Vs Supply factors –Inflation Vs Unemployement tradeoff – Phillips curve –short- run and long-run –Supply side Policy and management- Money market- Demand and supply of money – money-market equilibrium and national income – the role of monetary policy.

TOTAL: 60 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:
• Students are expected to become familiar with both principles of micro and macro economics. They would also become familiar with application of these principles to appreciate the functioning of both product and input markets as well as the economy.

REFERENCES :

  1. Paul A. Samuelson, William D. Nordhaus, Sudip Chaudhuri and Anindya Sen, Economics, 19thedition, Tata McGraw Hill, New Delhi, 2010.
  2. William Boyes and Michael Melvin, Textbook of economics, Biztantra,9 th Edition , 2012.
  3. N. Gregory Mankiw, Principles of Economics, 7th edition, Cengage, New Delhi, 2014
  4. Richard Lipsey and Alec Charystal, Economics, 12th edition, Oxford, University Press, New Delhi, 2011.
  5. Karl E. Case and Ray C. fair, Principles of Economics, 12th edition, Pearson, Education Asia, New Delhi, 2014.