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Module Title LH Topics in Economic Theory and Practice
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 29198
Module Lead Panos Fouskas
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions Available to all students who have been allowed onto the final year of a degree programme for which it is compulsory or who have passed Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
Description This linked module examines several related areas of active application of economic theory. The topics covered vary but share the ultimate goal of developing an understanding of the fundamental assumptions underlying economic theory. The first part (semester 1) may cover discussions on the evolution of economic aggregates over time, the central ideas of economic growth, and the nature of the policy choices concerning equity and economic efficiency and some of their implications for taxation, unemployment and the distribution of income. The second part (semester 2) may discuss determinants and effects of different ways a domestic economy (a country) interacts with the rest of the world, such as effects of international trade on economic growth, institutional development, conflict, quality of institutions and forms of international relations.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of applications of technical analysis to specific economic issues and problems;
  • critically evaluate and interpret empirical results and the intuition behind them;
  • demonstrate systematic and detailed knowledge of fundamental assumptions underlying economic theory.
Assessment 29198-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
29198-03 : Exam (Remote) : Coursework (25%)
29198-05 : Essay : Coursework (25%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 1000 word coursework assignment (25%), 1-hour remote exam (25%), 2-hour final exam (50%)
Reassessment: by failed element
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 08 30410
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