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Economic Policy (P00317)

? Credit Points : 10  ? SCQF Level : 11  ? Acronym : ECN-P-EconPol

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.

Entry Requirements

? Pre-requisites : SGPE Postgraduates, MSc Economics (C0180) & MSc Economics (Finance)(C0182) or by permission of the Programme Director.

Subject Areas

Delivery Information

? Normal year taken : Postgraduate

? Delivery Period : Block 4 only

? Contact Teaching Time : 3 hour(s) per week for 6 weeks

All of the following classes

Type Day Start End Area
Lecture Thursday 12:10 13:50 Central
Lecture Thursday 14:00 14:50 Central

? 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.

Assessment Information

One 3000 word essay (30% weight) 2 hour degree exam (70% weight).

Exam times

Diet Diet Month Paper Code Paper Name Length
1ST May 1 - 2 hour(s)

Contact and Further Information

The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.

Course Secretary

Ms Marie Craft
Tel : (0131 6)51 1764
Email : Marie.Craft@ed.ac.uk

Course Organiser

Prof Andy Snell
Tel : (0131 6)50 3848
Email : a.j.snell@ed.ac.uk

School Website : http://www.ed.ac.uk/econ/

College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/

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