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Module Title LC European Economic Issues
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 03606
Module Lead Thomas Sebastian
Level Certificate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-5 hours
Guided independent study-75 hours
Total: 100 hours

This module involves the application of both microeconomic and macroeconomic theories to policy issues that are relevant to the EU and the Eurozone. These issues include trade, agricultural policy, monetary issues, competition policy and regional policy. All these areas will be addressed using economic data and case studies, and there is a strong emphasis on understanding current affairs. The final goal is to equip students with the tools and knowledge to make a reasoned assessment of whether (at least from an economic point of view) the EU is doing a good job, and to critically evaluate the impact of Brexit on the EU and the UK economy in particular.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the principal features of the economics of the European Union;
  • describe and evaluate economic policies that are implemented at the EU level;
  • identify and recognise the role and functioning of the major economic institutions.
Assessment 03606-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 2-hour written examination (100%)
Reassessment: 2-hour written examination (100%)
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 08 30387
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