Managerial Economics

Module code: EC3071

This module explores how firms make managerial decisions that affect organisations and individuals in the working world. This module will take a look at the following questions:

  • What incentives can employers use to make their employees work harder?
  • How can employers screen and manage their existing employers?
  • What can firms do to encourage their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to invest in risky but profitable projects?
  • How does a company decide on whether to borrow money or to sell shares in the company to investors, and how does private information influence this trade-off?

Understanding these concept may even allow you to identify and recognise potential opportunities if you choose to venture into the world of managerial economics.

Learning

  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 5 hours of seminars
  • 125 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Exam, 90 minutes (100%)