Topics in Applied Microeconomics

Module code: EC1020

During this module you will use the knowledge from Microeconomics and begin to apply the basic theory underlying how economic and social agents behave, and whether these behaviours are influenced by emotion or rationality (or an interplay of both).

Through the use of experiments you will apply the concepts from Microeconomics and practice through direct hands on experience of strategic interactions. These experiments will teach you how to critically apply key economic concepts to understand real world situations. They will also give you the opportunity to work collaboratively in groups to discuss pressing economic issues and topics.

This module will also contribute to your own personal growth by giving you the knowledge to identify and reflect on your personal values, strengths, interest and motivations. This will help you to recognise the impact that external and internal factors have on your own decision making, and recognise potential opportunities for furthering personal insight.

Learning

  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 5 hours of seminars
  • 5 hours of practical classes and workshops
  • 120 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Coursework portfolio (100%)