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EC228 - Collective Decisions

  • Module code: EC228
  • Module name: Collective Decisions
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To introduce the theory of public choice, conventionally defined as the study of the decision-making behaviour of voters, politicians and government officials from the perspective of economic theory and to introduce the theory of voting rules from the perspective of political science. It can be considered as a bridge between economics and political science. As such the module could therefore have an important role in contributing to the achievement of the aims of the joint degrees in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and Economics, Politics and International Studies (EPIS). It is assumed that students on these degrees will find the module of special interest for this reason but it will also appeal to some students taking degrees taught entirely within the Economics department, and others.

Principal learning outcomes

" By the end of the module the student should be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of public choice: 1) Communicate effectively in writing and orally; contribute effectively to teamwork.2)Formulate and apply theoretical models in social science and apply critical analysis.3) Improve their ability to work across traditional disciplinary boundaries."

Timetabled teaching activities

2 lectures/seminars per week for 10 weeks (Spring Term).

Departmental link

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/ec228

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: EC228-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 20%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (GL11) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Mathematics and Economics (with Intercalated Year) (GL12) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (L114) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LV16) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MF) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MG) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MH) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MI) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MJ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4