ECH-10406 Microeconomics and Behaviour


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study
Course coordinator(s)dr. MJJ Handgraaf
Lecturer(s)dr. MJJ Handgraaf
prof. dr. WJM Heijman
Examiner(s)dr. MJJ Handgraaf
prof. dr. WJM Heijman

Language of instruction:



- consumer theory;
- producer theory of markets;
- behavioural economics.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- define the basic concepts of microeconomics and behavioral economics;
- apply microeconomic and behavioral economic theories to consumer and producer behavior;
- calculate optimal solutions of consumer and producer problems using mathematical skills and theoretical insight.


- hearing lectures (once a week) on the course materials.
- self-study and self-practicing on economic problems provided both in the course book and on MyPortal/Blackboard.
- a few example exam questions will be provided on the web.
- question hours (once a week) in which remaining questions will be answered.


Seven weekly multiple-choice exams in English on the material studied in the respective week, replacing the regular exam.
Participation in at least six exams is obligatory; absence at more than one exam will result in failure, and taking the re-sit exam.
At re-sit exams open questions will be asked in Dutch.


Frank, R. H., & Cartwright, E. J. (2016). Microeconomics and Behaviour (2nd European Edition). London: McGraw-Hill Education. 602 pp. ISBN-13: 9780077188979.

Compulsory for: BBCManagement and Consumer StudiesBSc2AF
BEBEconomics and GovernanceBSc2AF