Students will be given the opportunity to develop the requisite quantitative skills for a rigorous study of contemporary economics.
Principal Learning Outcomes
:...acquire the tools of quantitative methods necessary to study core and optional first and second year modules in economics for the single honours course in Economics.
:...develop further their techniques of statistical methods and statistical modelling;
:...generate an awareness and analysis of data and of data handling.
Pre-requisite. You will be expected to have a good knowledge of A level algebra and calculus including the rules of differentiation and integration (which will not be taught).
The module will typically cover the following topics:
Calculus of functions of two or more variables; Unconstrained and constrained optimisation; Comparative statics; Matrix algebra; Difference equations; Applications of all techniques in economics.
- Optional Core Module
- V7ML - Year 1, LM1D (LLD2) - Year 1, R9L1 - Year 1, R3L4 - Year 1, R4L1 - Year 1, R2L4 - Year 1, L1L8 - Year 1, R1L4 - Year 1
- Pre or Co-requisites
- For Economics joint degree course students A-level in Mathematics, or equivalent.
- Assessment Method
- Coursework (30%) + Online Examination (70%)
- Coursework Details
- Online Examination (70%) , Set of 6 problem sets (6%) , Test 1 (12%) , Test 2 (12%)
- Exam Timing