EC1B1 Half Unit
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr Jonathon Hazell, 32L.1.22
This course is available on the BSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics and BSc in Economics. This course is not available as an outside option nor to General Course students.
Students must have completed Economics (EC1P1) and Elementary Statistical Theory I (ST109).
Students must also either have completed Quantitative Methods (Mathematics) (MA107) or else be taking Mathematical Methods (MA100) alongside.
This course builds on the knowledge learned in EC1P1. You will learn why economic activity fluctuates over time (business cycles). We will discuss how government policy can affect short-term outcomes, such as unemployment, GDP and inflation. Other topics will include inequality and financial crises. We will apply the tools developed in the course to recent events, as well as historical events such as the Great Depression. An important aspect of the course is a coding exercise with data. This will help you acquire a deeper understanding of the material.
EC1B1, in combination with EC1A1, contributes towards certificate level exemptions from professional Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) examinations.
This course, combined with EC1A1, contributes to the CB2 Exemption of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
20 hours of lectures and 9 hours of classes in the LT. 1 hour of classes in the ST.
There will be a reading week in Week 6 of LT only (no lectures or classes that week).
This course is delivered through a combination of classes and lectures totaling a minimum of 30 hours across Lent Term. This year, some or all of this teaching will be delivered through a combination of virtual classes, live streamed (recorded) lectures, and some flipped content delivered as short online videos.
There will be weekly assignments and feedback will be given on two.
The coursework will be a set of coding exercises, with data, in Python. This is a group project and the course will teach you the necessary programming skills.
There is no set textbook for the course. Lecture material may occasionally be complemented by supplementary readings.
Students wishing to complement their study should consult the following textbook:
- C. Jones, Macroeconomics, W.W. Norton & Company, 5th Edition.
Exam (85%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Coursework (15%) in the LT.
Course selection videos
Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2020/21: Unavailable
Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable
Capped 2020/21: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills