Topics in Economic Theory and Practice A

Department of Economics, Business School

College of Social Sciences


Code 08359

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Pre-requisite modules None

Other pre-requisites Co-requisite - Topics in Economic Theory and Practice B - 08360

Module description

To study the intertemporal choices of economic agents, which may explain the evolution of consumption, capital, output, investment, interest rates and other macroeconomic variables. To examine the traditional and modern theories of economic growth, exogenous and endogenous. To examine the trade-offs between economic efficiency and fairness, and their implications for taxation, distribution, output and unemployment.

Teaching and learning methods

2 x lecture per week, including classes; plus “open house” each week.