Please ensure you check the module availability box for each module outline, as not all modules will run in each academic year. Each module description relates to the year indicated in the module availability box. Please be aware that modules may change from year to year, and may be amended to take account of, for example: changing staff expertise, disciplinary developments, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Department: Economics and Finance
||Available in 2019/20
||L1T209 Public Economics
||L1T309 Experimental Economics
||L1T409 Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
||N3K709 Finance (Economics and Finance)
||N3K209 Finance (Accounting and Finance)
Excluded Combination of Modules
- To develop knowledge and analytical skills in advanced microeconomic theory and its applications.
- Topics, reflecting the current state of the field, may include
- consumer theory;
- producer theory;
- decision making under risk and uncertainty;
- incentives and strategic behaviour;
- market equilibrium;
- general equilibrium;
- welfare economics.
- be able to interpret scholarly literature in advanced microeconomics;
- have had the opportunity to practice some applications of microeconomics in complex specialised contexts;
- have explored, understood and appreciated the complexity and contradictions of the current relevant academic literature and be able to identify open questions for their own research.
- be able to apply problem-solving and analytical skills to complex issues in microeconomics.
- Written Communication;
- Planning, Organising and Time Management;
- Problem Solving and Analysis;
- Using Initiative;
- Computer Literacy.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Lectures will present the topics in detail, give suggestions for further reading, give guidance for the problems for the seminars, and give students the necessary knowledge to read and understand the scholarly literature.
- In the seminars students will be encouraged to actively participate and solve the problems. The seminars will train the students to solve analytical problems in economic theory, as well as giving students opportunity to identify research questions. The written exam will test students' ability to solve advance analytical problems in microeconomic theory.
Teaching Methods and Contact Hours
||1 per week
|Preparation & Reading
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
|Unseen written examination
One formative assignment will be assessed. This will be a set of analytical problems.
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University
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