EC1P1 Half Unit
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
To be confirmed.
This course is compulsory 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.
In this course, we discuss what currently the key economic questions are for countries across the world. Examples are the interactions between firms and their customers, relationships between employers and employees, different market structures, recessions, (financial) instability, poverty, lack of growth, inequality, and global warming. You will learn how to characterize the relevant aspects (measurement), how economics can be used to shed light on a range of different questions, and how economics could provide insights into policies to affect outcomes and improve human wellbeing.
20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the MT.
There are weekly assignments and feedback will be given on two.
- Principles of Economics, N. Gregory Mankiw
- The Economy, Economics for a changing world, The Core Team
Exam (90%, duration: 2 hours) in the January exam period.
Group project (10%) in the MT.
In the group project, student will produce a short video or poster on an economics topic.
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 numeracy skills
- Commercial awareness