THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
The Scottish Economy (EC0028)
This course provides an overview of the principal aspects of the Scottish economy and provides an opportunity to undertake a research project. The implementation of devolution enhances the importance of an understanding of the Scottish economy, while Edinburgh's status as the capital city of Scotland and the proximity of the Scottish Parliament add immediacy and relevance. From a broader perspective, the Scottish economy provides a valuable case study, which illustrates important and more general aspects of regional economics and the structure of government. Topics covered include: images of the Scottish economy; the sectors of the Scottish economy; the management of the Scottish economy; financing local government; regional problems and policies; demographic changes; Scottish labour market; Scottish banking and finance; North Sea oil and the Scottish economy.
? This course has variants for visiting students, as follows
? Normal year taken : 3rd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course students should have developed their general skills of critical analysis and assessment; obtaining and processing information from a variety of sources; presentation and communication skills; interpersonal and groups skills; independent action and initiative; managing tasks and time.
An essay (25%)
A two hour degree examination (75%)
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Lorna Aitken
Mr Donald Rutherford
School Website : http://www.ed.ac.uk/econ/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/