Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 4th Year 1st sem., B.Sc. Economics

  1. ECO411: Microeconomic Analysis I

    (2 credit units)

    Fundamental quantitative relationships. General equilibrium and disequilibrium. Dynamic analysis. Value theory, production function, perfect competition, monopoly, discrimination, oligopoly, duopoly and monopoly. Theories of determination of wages, rents interest and profit.

  2. ECO421: Macroeconomic Analysis I

    (2 credit units)

    Basic income models of income determination. Extension from simple closed economy to a four sector economy. Detailed theories of consumption and investment functions. The ISLM framework. The classical Keynesian models of employment and output.

  3. ECO431: Applied Econometrics I

    (2 credit units)

    Identification problems; detailed treatment of simultaneous equation methods; simulation techniques and applications; time series modelling; qualitative choice models; major macro econometric models of the Nigerian economy.

  4. ECO441: Economic Planning

    (2 credit units)

    Definition and classification of projects and project evaluation. Justification for project evaluation: special case for developing countries. Compounding and discounting techniques. Investment criteria: private and social cost/benefits analyses. Accounting (shadow) prices. The discount rate and public choice. Treatment of scarce resources in project evaluation. Measurement of cost and benefits; distribution of cost. Externalities, effects of changes in key project variables; sensitivity analysis. Development planning and project evaluation.

  5. ECO451: Taxation And Fiscal Policy

    (2 credit units)

    Tax structure development, theories of taxation, theories of effects of taxation on production, income distribution etc, the Nigerian tax system; development and issues. Fiscal policy; principles and practices; the Nigerian experience.

  6. ECO461: Institutional Economics

    (2 credit units)

    Neoclassical economic theory and institutions, Introduction to New Institutional Economics, Behavioural foundations, Formal institutions (political institutions, property rights and contracting), Informal Institutions, Institutional Change, Institutions and Growth, Transaction Cost Economics, Hybrid Governance Structures, The Cost of Internal Organisation, Empirical Studies.

  7. ECO471: Project Evaluation I

    (2 credit units)

    Definition and classification of projects and project evaluation. Justification for project evaluation: special case for developing countries. Compounding and discounting techniques. Investment criteria: private and social cost/benefits analyses. Accounting (shadow) prices. The discount rate and public choice. Treatment of scarce resources in project evaluation. Measurement of cost and benefits; distribution of cost. Externalities, effects of changes in key project variables; sensitivity analysis. Development planning and project evaluation.

  8. ECO481: Welfare Economics

    (2 credit units)

    Poverty and, income distribution, inequality, economic participation in decision making, population problems, problems of food scarcity, housing, health and education system, policy options to deal with these problems should be discussed in the Nigerian context.

  9. ECO491: Health Sector Economics

    (2 credit units)

    The demand for health and the production for health: patent behaviour and insurance; physician agency; hospital behaviour system; the medical care market and contracting; health u/ economics of health; advanced topics in economics evaluation of health care; the economics of HIV/AIDS, malaria, guinea worm infection, river blindness and other tropical diseases; and managed care incentives; impact of health on productivity and health creation. Health insurance. This is non-technical introduction to health economics concepts and hoe they can be applied at various levels of health policy. Health care financing and expenditure. Public private mix in health care.

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