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SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
The course is intended to illustrate the usefulness of basic economic principles in a varied range of, primarily applied, contexts. The contexts covered will vary from year to year. A typical year might include 5 contexts drawn from: development economics; the economics of transition; globalization; macroeconomic policy; the history of economic thought; the economics of the environment; bargaining and game theory; and financial markets. The course relies primarily on words, diagrams and numerical illustrations. The use of formal mathematics is limited and basic. Reading material for the course will be drawn from a variety of sources. An understanding of basic economic principles at the level of: Sloman 'Essentials of Economics (customised version)' is presumed. The course is primarily aimed at students who want to obtain a broad but basic insight into applications of economics to contemporary economic issues, but do not intend (or want to keep open the option) to progress to further study of economics in their 2nd year. Students who do plan (or want to keep open the option) to progress to Economics 2 should take Economics 1A. Students on Economics programmes, who have not previously studied economics, may find it useful to take Economic Applications alongside Economics1A.
College of Humanities and Social Science
School of Economics
This article was published on Feb 24, 2012