THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Economic Policy (P00317)
The course consists of eight 2.5 hour lectures on distinct areas of economic policy. Each lecture will be delivered by a recognized expert. The lecturers will be from the SGPE teaching staff.
? Pre-requisites : SGPE Postgraduates, MSc Economics (C0180) & MSc Economics (Finance)(C0182) or by permission of the Programme Director.
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 3 hour(s) per week for 6 weeks
All of the following classes
? Additional Class Information : Second Semester, weeks 5 to 11 term and week 1 of Easter Vacation. Class hours and day TBA
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding of how economics can be used to enlighten the debate surrounding economic policy issues in the following areas:- Economic planning, Economic policy evaluation, Research and development, population ageing, productivity in the UK economy, Regional economic policy, Entrepreneurship, Education and the skills gap,Market failure and transportation policy, Water privatization, Markets for health services, economics of environmental management, the NAIRU and Central Bank independence.
After sitting the course students will be able to write clear, concise, rigorous and analytical reports that propose economic policy solutions to economic problems in the areas referred to above.
One 3000 word essay (30% weight) 2 hour degree exam (70% weight).
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms Marie Craft
Prof Andy Snell
School Website : http://www.ed.ac.uk/econ/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/