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EC990 - Topics in Applied Macroeconomics

  • Module code: EC990
  • Module name: Topics in Applied Macroeconomics
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 18

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The ability to apply rigorous economic analysis to real-world problems continues to be a key skill valued by employers and students. This module aims to highlight the application of economic principles (and some empirical techniques) covered in the core MSc modules to macroeconomic policy issues. Topical and perennial policy issues will be covered from theoretical, empirical and practical points of view. The module aims to equip students to analyse and discuss important policy issues with the benefit of a rigorous foundation and deep knowledge, and for possible future work in policy-related areas.

Principal learning outcomes

The module should provide students with the ability to discuss, critically evaluate and recommend policy options in the broad area of macroeconomics.

Timetabled teaching activities

18 Lecture hours.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
18 CATS (Module code: EC990-18)
C (Assessed/examined work) Assignment 1 25%
  Assignment 2 25%
  1.5 hour examination (Summer) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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