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EC9B1 - Advanced Economic Theory

  • Module code: EC9B1
  • Module name: Advanced Economic Theory
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to develop the skills and knowledge of economic theory necessary for a career as an academic economist and in all areas where advanced research skills in economic theory are required. Specifically, it aims to teach the students to understand, appreciate, and ultimately contribute to, frontier research. It is intended to be comparable to modules taught in the best research universities in the USA and elsewhere in Europe.

Principal learning outcomes

Have a good overview and a thorough understanding of theory. Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key areas of theory. Enable students to pursue their own research agenda in the field.

Timetabled teaching activities

60 Support and Feedback classes.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EC9B1-30)
A1 (Assessed work only) Referee report 1 25%
  Referee report 2 25%
  Referee report 3 25%
  Referee report 4 25%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • in Economics (Master of Research) (L1PJ) - Year 2