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EC991: Topics in Applied Microeconomics

  • Manuel Bagues

    Module Leader
18 CATS - Department of Economics

Principal Aims

The module will provide students with the ability to understand, discuss, and critically evaluate microeconomic policies.

Principal Learning Outcomes

Subject knowledge and understanding: By the end of the module, the student should have a good overview of micro-econometric methods and solutions in the broad area of applied microeconomics.The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome: the lectures will give an overview of important topics in applied microeconomics.The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: class presentation and participation, and the final exam. Subject knowledge and understanding: To discuss economic phenomena in a variety of areas with understanding of the underlying principles, their practical problems and consequences The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: The lectures will cover a variety of topics, explaining and critically evaluating key issues. In all cases theoretical argument and empirical evidence will be thoroughly discussed. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Class presentation and participation, final exam Cognitive skills: To critically evaluate existing work, in particular empirical work on applied microeconomic topics The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: The lectures will encourage discussion and evaluation of strengths and weaknesses of academic papers. The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Class presentation and participation, final exam

Syllabus

The syllabus may cover, but is not limited to, the following areas of economics:

1. Education

2. Innovation and Intellectual Property

3. Regulation, Competition and Industrial Organisation

4. Economic Geography/Urban Economics

5. Culture and Religion

6. Environment

7. Health Economics

8. Conflict

9. Taxation and Distribution

Context

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (50%) + 2 hour examination (Summer) (50%)
Coursework Details
Class Participation (10%), Class Presentation (40%), 2 hour examination (Summer) (50%)
Exam Timing
Summer

Exam Rubric

NOTE: New exam rubric in 19/20 - Past papers may follow a different format.

Time Allowed: 2 Hours plus 15 minutes reading time during which notes may be made (on the question paper only) BUT NO ANSWER MAY BE BEGUN.

Answer FOUR out of the FIVE questions (25 marks each).

Read carefully the instructions on the answer book provided and make sure that the particulars required are entered on each answer book. If you answer more questions than are required and do not indicate which answers should be ignored, we will mark the requisite number of answers in the order in which they appear in the answer book(s): answers beyond that number will not be considered.

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.

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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