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ECON3007 Applied Microeconomics 3

Module Overview

The module shows microeconomic analysis at work in a number of areas of policy concern, and develops simple and more advance models and empirical methodologies that help us both to understand central problems of microeconomic policy analysis and evaluate alternative policy options.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Apply microeconomic principles to devising appropriate policies for a range of economic problems
  • Analyse and interpret microeconomic data
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of various economic methodologies utilized in empirical work
  • Combine microeconomic principles with economic data to inform policy decisions
  • Undertake basic economic analysis valuable for students' dissertations at the end of their degree


The module builds on the conceptual knowledge of policy issues covered in earlier microeconomics modules and introduces students to various empirical methodologies in a number of different fields, such labour, health, environmental and demographic economics, while incorporating the important component of data analysis and interpretation.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, tutorials, and private study.

Independent Study126
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Lecture notes provided during class; academic published articles on relevant topics. 


Assessment Strategy

The final course grade is determined by: 2-hour final examination (80%), assessing student's understanding of both the theoretical,empirical and practical aspects of economic analysis. Two assignments/problem sets are distributed during the semester (20%). Each counts for 10% of the total mark.


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 20%
Exam  (2 hours) 80%


MethodPercentage contribution
Exam  (2 hours) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Exam 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: ECON2001


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase reading texts as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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