ECON1012 Principles of Economics Management


A case study is a real-world problem that requires interpretation. Case studies are an effective method to achieve a deeper understanding of both economic theory and policy analysis as it requires you to first understand the economic principles and apply them to real-life events and systematically analyse any issues.

It is beneficial to familiarise yourself with the relationship between the assessment and the course objectives.

  • Describe and utilise the fundamental tools, methods and language of economics to analyse resource allocation issues
  • Explain some of the economic factors underlying individual decision-making, markets and firms
  • Describe the impact of incentives and use economic models to illustrate how agents and markets respond to incentives
  • Identify the limitations of the market mechanism and analyse the role of government in affecting markets and decision-making in the general economy
  • Apply economic principles and concepts to analyse business cycles and monetary and fiscal policy in an open macroeconomy, and to demonstrate the significance of trade and globalisation.

Then answer these questions as part of your response

1. Using the demand and supply model, explain and illustrate graphically, why writer ‘Ashleigh Bagshaw’ is suggesting that, ‘drop-in Avocado’s prices are good news for some and lousy for others.
2. Use the determinants of price elasticity of demand to analyse whether the demand for avocados is likely to be price elastic or inelastic.
3. Based on your analysisand Explain and illustrate graphically what will happen to the total revenue of the avocados industry following a decrease in the price of avocados.
  • Identify the key issue in the questions provided
  • Analyse these key issues in the news article, within the context of the concepts discussed in the lectures and textbook
  • Use the appropriate economic model to illustrate the key issues graphically. Fully label the model and indicate where changes occur
  • Explain the model and discuss the outcome
  • Provide the list of references used in answering the questions.
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