Friday, October 12, 2012

M.Com.1.2 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS



1.       Nature and Scope of Managerial Economics: Objective of a firm, Economic Theory and managerial theory, Managerial Economist's role and responsibilities; fundamental economic concepts – incremental principle, opportunity cost principle, discounting principle, equi-marginal principle.

2.       Demand Analysis: Individual and market demand functions: Law of demand, determinants of demand: Elasticity of demand – its meaning and importance, Price elasticity, Income Elasticity and Cross Elasticity; using elasticity in managerial decisions. Cardinal utility approach, Indifference approach, revealed preference and theory of consumer choice under risk; Demand estimation for major consumer durable and non-durable products; Demand forecasting techniques.

3.       Production Theory : Production function – with one and two variable inputs ; Stages of production ; Economies of scale; Estimation of production function; Cost theory and estimation; Economic value analysis; Short and long run cost functions – their nature, shape and inter-relationship; Law of variable proportions; Laws of returns to scale.

4.       Price Determination under Different Market Conditions: Characteristics of different market structures; Price determination and firm’s equilibrium in short – run and long under perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly. Price discrimination, International price discrimination, dumping; Transfer pricing.

5.       Business Cycles : Nature and phases of a business cycle; Theories of business cycles-psychological, profit, monetary, innovation, cobweb,  Samuelson and Hicks Theories, Inflation; Definition, characteristics and types; Inflation in terms of demand – pull and cost-push factors; Effects of inflation.

References
1.       Baumol, Willam J : Economic Theory and Operations Analysis, Prentice Hall, London.
2.       Baya, Micheal R : Managerial Economics and Business Strategy, McGraw Hill inc. New York.
3.       Chopra, O.P : Managerial Economics, Tata McGraw Hill Inc, Delhi.
4.       Dean,Joel : Managerial Economics, Prentice Hall, Delhi.
5.       Dholakia R.H. and A.L Oza : Micro Economics for Management Students, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
6.       Eaton, B.Curtis and Diane Faton : Micro Economics, Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
7.       Gough, J. and S. Hills : Fundamentals of Managerial Economics, MacMillan, London.
8.       Haynes, W.W.V.L Mote and S. Paul: Managerial Economic Analysis and Cases, Prentice Hall India, Delhi.
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10.   Salvatore, Dominick: Managerial Economics in a Global Economy, McGraw Hill, New York.
11.   Varian, H.R: International Microeconomics: A modern approach, east West Press, New Delhi.
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13.   Devedi DN : Managerial Economics, Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi.
14.   Adhikary M. : Business Economics, Excel Books, New Delhi.