The ICFAI University, Tripura

(Established under Section 4(2) of The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University, Tripura Act 2004)

Campus address: Kamalghat (near Agartala), PIN–799210, Tel:  0381- 2865752/62 Fax: 2865-754

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Managerial Economics II

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This course provides with the basic understanding and tools of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Indian Economics and some very crucial aspects of International Economics. The course is designed in such a way that it will provide overall idea about Managerial Economics and its concerned areas.


Learning Objectives

The objective of this course is to impart knowledge on:

·         Thorough understanding of the principles of economics.

·         How individual decision-makers, both consumers and producers, behave in a variety of economic environments.

·         How collectively decisions are taken to build a public project, or designing a contract that will induce a worker to exert maximum effort.

·         To identify the incentives of the various participating agents and the trade-offs that they face.


Learning Outcome

·         Students will learn to apply economic theories and methodologies in analyzing economic issues in various sub-fields of applied microeconomics and international economics.

·         To be able to solve practical problems in economic and in the field of business practice by acquired knowledge and skills.

·         The course has been designed to develop a student’s views and outlook on leadership, entrepreneurship and ethics.

Unit-I An Overview of the Economy

1.1  Economic Development: Meaning of Economic development and growth

1.2  Factors affecting economic development

1.3  Economic Development:  significance in developed and developing countries



Unit-II Indicators of Economic Growth

2.1 National Income: Meaning, Basic concepts, Measurement-Output method, expenditure method, income method.

2.2  Circular flow of income, Significant, Difficulties for measurement, Relation between national income and poverty

2.3  Balance of Payments: Meaning,  Significance,  Types,  Components

2.4  Foreign Exchange Reserves: Meanings,  Historical perspectives, Types,  Importance

2.5  Inflation: Meaning, Types, Causes, other reasons, Effects-on production, on fixed income people, on government, on consumer.

2.6  Inflation: Strategies for controlling,  Measurement,  Situation in India

2.7  Human Development Index: United Nations Development Programme Report


Unit-III Economic System, Planning and LPG Strategy


3. 1.               Economic System: Meaning, Types, Importance, Historical perspectives,

       Capitalism, Socialism, Mixed economy: Meaning, Features

3.2  Niti Ayog, Objectives, Working

3.3  Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization (LPG): Meaning, History, Origin

3.4  Foreign Direct Investment in India: Meaning, needs, progress.

3.5  Disinvestment in India:  Meaning, needs, progress.



Unit-IV Business Cycle and Financial System and

4.1Business cycle:  Meaning, Importance, Features, Phases

4.2  Theories of entrepreneurial abilities- Types, Progress, Types, Progress : Case study

4.3  Functions of Financial system

4.4  Stabilization Policies, Fiscal Policy and  Monetary Policy:  Meaning,  Objectives,  Working of Monetary policy

4.5  Commercial Bank in India: Meaning, Origin, History, Functions, Commercial Bank in India: Credit creation, Progress, Challenges.


Unit-V International Issues

5.1  International Issues:  Globalization meaning, advantages, Disadvantages

5.2   International Monetary Fund:  Meaning, Importance, Historical Perspectives, Functions

5.3  World Bank:  Meaning,  Importance,  Historical Perspectives,  Developmental activities

5.4  World Trade Organization:  Meaning,  Fundamental Principals,  Historical Perspectives,



Course Work / Assignments

The following methods and forms of study are used in the course:

• Lectures/Classes

• Written homework and assignments

• Self-study

• Supplementary presentation on different topics

• Office hours/consultations


Suggested Readings:

1.      Introduction to Economics, IUP Publication

2.      Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy, Author: H.L.Ahuja

3.      Pindyck, R.S., D. L. Rubinfeld and P. L. Mehta; Microeconomics, Pearson Education.

4.      N. Gregory Mankiw, Principles of Micro Economics, Cengage Learning

5.      Maddala G.S. and E. Miller; Microeconomics: Theory and Applications, McGraw-Hill Education.

6.      Salvatore, D. Schaum’s Outline: Microeconomic Theory, McGraw-Hill, Education.

7.      Case and Fair, Principles of Micro Economics, Pearson Education

8.      Koutsiyannis, Modern Micro Economic Theory.


Evaluation Scheme:



Weightage (%)


Internal I

To be decided


Attendance (5%), Assignment (5%), Open Book (5%), Class Participation (5%), Presentation (5%).

Mid term

2 hrs.


Closed Book

Internal II

To be decided


Assignments (10%), Class Participation (5%), Presentation (10%).

Comprehensive Exam

3 hrs.


Closed Book