The core purposes of this course are:
(a) to understand, discuss, and evaluate economic policy on selected topics – e.g. pollution, progressive taxation, financial intermediation and the role of central banks, credit rationing and the use of behavioural nudges in pension savings;
(b) to familiarize you with the methodology and tools employed in investigating economic hypotheses empirically.
Prerequisites: (ECON1001 OR ECON1003) AND (ECON1002 OR ECON1007 OR STAT1003)
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to use the basic analytical tools of applied economists
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to structure and critique an economic argument using theoretical and empirical evidence
Our focus will be on issues in applied macroeconomics/microeconomics and policy.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module is divided into two parts, Part A and Part B, to separately deliver items (a) and (b) in the Module Overview.
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Parkin, M., M. Powell, and K. Matthews. Economics .
The module is divided into 2 parts, Part A and Part B. Each part will be assessed by 2 pieces of coursework as well as participation in the module:
Coursework 1 is a group coursework and will count for 10% of the overall mark
Coursework 2 is an individual coursework and will count for 30% of the overall mark
Coursework 3 is a group coursework and will count for 10% of the overall mark
Coursework 4 is an individual coursework and will count for 30% of the overall mark.
Participation in class via e.g. online tests or discussions will count for 20% of the overall mark. There are no exams for this course; the course will be fully assessed by these pieces of
coursework and participation.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External