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EC331: Research in Applied Economics

  • Gianna Boero

    Module Leader
30 CATS - Department of Economics

Principal Aims

This is a final year research project which applies the basic ideas of economics.

Principal Learning Outcomes

Subject knowledge and understanding: (i) understand how economists approach questions, in particular, how they construct hypotheses and use data to discriminate between alternate explanations for events or patterns.


The module will typically cover the following topics: research methods; guidance on choosing a topic, developing a research question, searching the literature, guide to economic data sources, overview of useful techniques for applied economic analysis.


Core Module
R1L4 - Year 4, R2L4 - Year 4, R3L4 - Year 4, R4L1 - Year 4
Optional Module
G300 - Year 4, G1G3 - Year 3, G1G3 - Year 4, GG14 - Year 3, G300 - Year 5, GG14 - Year 4, R9L1 - Year 4
Pre or Co-requisites
EC204 or EC201 + EC202, and either EC203 or (EC220/EC221) or EC226
Not available to non-final year students on Economics-based degrees.
Part-year Availability for Visiting Students
Not available on a part-year basis


Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
Assignment 1 (Literature Review and Project Outline) (10%), Assignment 2 (Final Project) (80%), Presentation 1 (10%)
Exam Timing

Exam Rubric


Previous exam papers can be found in the University’s past papers archive. Please note that previous exam papers may not have operated under the same exam rubric or assessment weightings as those for the current academic year. The content of past papers may also be different.

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