Course Code: AP 106 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Administrative Sciences • Field of study: Public Administration
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Vasile Lucian Găban
Seminar tutor: Iulian Bogdan Dobra
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

These course cover a number of topics related to microeconomics.
This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of microeconomics
Also, topics include consumer theory, producer theory, and the behaviour of firms, market equilibrium, monopoly, issues about costs of production, completion, price, and the role of the government in the economy, allocation of net income.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

CH 1. Introduction to Political Economy CH 2. Economic Activity - The Main Form Social Action CH 3. General Characteristics of Exchange Economy CH 4. The Modern System of Market Economy CH 5. Production Factors and Their Use CH 6. Costs of Production CH 7. Market, Competition, Price CH 8. Allocation of Net Income

Teaching methods:

Lecturing, Demonstrating, Collaborating (i.e. Classroom discussion, Debriefing, Classroom Action Research), Recitation.

Learning outcomes:

• To provide an introduction to fundamentals of microeconomics; • The course is intended both for graduate students who wish to develop a solid background in game theory in order to pursue research in the applied fields of economics and related disciplines, and for students wishing to specialize in economic theory; • To give an introduction and to learn, judge, make decisions, have a personal opinion or interpretation to some of the main subjects in this field: economic activity, exchange economy, market economy, production factors, cost production, competition, price, net income.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written test examination– 70%; Verification during semester – 30%.

Recommended reading:

J. SHIELD NICHOLSON, M.A., D.SC., “Principle of political economy”, Introduction, 1893, 10.
JOHN LANCELOT SHADWELL, “A system of political economy”, Chapter I, page 1,, Trubner and, 1877, 1.
REV. T. R. MALTHUS M.A. F.R.S., “Principles of Political Economy” Chapter II, page 50, William, 50.
ADAM SMITH, “ The Wealth of Nations” BOOK I, Chapter IV, page 66; P.F., Collier and son, New York, 1920, 66.
PAUL A. SAMUELSON & WILLIAM NORDHAUS, “The Economics”, 17th edition Chapter II, 2001,