Undergraduate Course: Issues in Global Economics (ECNM08012)
|School||School of Economics
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course intends to illustrate the usefulness of economic analysis in a global context. The course is divided into 3 main themes: development economics, inequality, and Brexit. The first part of the course focuses on developing countries and relevant principles of economic development. Students are then introduced to measures of inequality and key issues in the study of international trade. In the final part of the course, the focus is on the British economy and economic approaches to the analysis of Brexit.
This course intends to illustrate the usefulness of economic analysis in a global context. The course is divided into 3 main themes: development economics, inequality, and Brexit. The first part of the course focuses on developing countries and relevant principles of economic development.Students are then introduced to measures of inequality, and to some of the key issues in the relationship between economic inequality and international trade. In the final part of the course, the focus is on the British economy and economic approaches to the analysis of Brexit.
Topics covered are likely to include (time permitting): economic development; theories of economic growth; the role of human capital in development; poverty; inequality; international trade; the British economy; the economic impact of Brexit.
The course is taught through a programme of lectures and tutorials.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Economic Principles (ECNM08004) OR
Economics 1 (ECNM08013)
||Other requirements|| Students must have a good knowledge of calculus and basic mathematic tools such as log transformations.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||An introductory economics course and a good knowledge of calculus and basic mathematic tools such as log transformations.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Class Test (MCQ-based): 20%
Degree Exam: 80%
Resit Exam (August diet): 100%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- A knowledge and understanding of principles and models used in the study of development economics, inequality, and the economic impact of Brexit.
- Research and investigative skills such as problem framing and solving and the ability to assemble and evaluate complex evidence and arguments.
- Communication skills in order to critique, create and communicate understanding.
- Personal effectiveness through task-management, time-management, dealing with uncertainty and adapting to new situations, personal and intellectual autonomy through independent learning.
- Practical/technical skills such as, modelling skills (abstraction, logic, succinctness), qualitative and quantitative analysis and general IT literacy.
|The following textbook is highly recommended: |
Michael P. Todaro and Stephen C. Smith. ¿Economic Development¿ (12th Edition). Pearson.
Readings will be assigned for specific topics as appropriate.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||See Learning Outcomes
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||One weekly, two hour lecture, five tutorials arranged in addition
|Course organiser||Dr Caitriona Logue
|Course secretary||Mr Mathieu Donner
Tel: (0131 6)51 5958