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EC9C2 - Topics in Empirical Political Economy

  • Module code: EC9C2
  • Module name: Topics in Empirical Political Economy
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to develop the level of skills and knowledge of empirical political economy necessary for a career as an academic economist and in all areas where advanced research skills in political economy 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 empirical political economy. Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key areas of empirical political economics. Enable students to pursue their own research agenda in the field.

Timetabled teaching activities

30 Support and Feedback classes.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: EC9C2-12)
A (Assessed work only) Assessment 1 50%
  Assessment 2 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • in Economics (Master of Research plus PhD) (L1PL) - Year 2