EC1P1      Half Unit

This information is for the 2021/22 session.

Teacher responsible

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.

Course content

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.

Formative coursework

There are weekly assignments and feedback will be given on two.

Indicative reading

  • 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.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2020/21: Unavailable

Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable

Capped 2020/21: No

Value: Half Unit

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Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness