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 structure and critique an economic argument using theoretical and empirical evidence
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how to use the basic analytical tools of applied economists
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.
Summative assessment description
Referral assessment description
Repeat assessment description
Repeat type: Internal & External