Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Students should have obtained a basic understanding of the language of economic policy debate, and how economists apply economic argument to social and political issues. They will also gain important background knowledge about various economic institutions at national and international levels. As much of the background reading is derived from the World Wide Web students should gain a familiarity with the availability of economic information on the Internet.
This module aims to introduce students to an understanding of current topical and controversial issues in Economics, explaining something of the background behind them and the public debate about policy responses.
This module will discuss contemporary economic and social questions using the tools and perspective of economics. Through such examples an appreciation of the value and application of economics will be fostered.
Managing the economy: an overview
Student finance in the UK
Economic aspects of road transport
The European Union's Common Agricultural Policy
Conservation and the countryside
Globalisation: good or Bad? The WTO, friend or foe?
The Single European Currency: a recipe for growth or disaster?
Boats and trains; competitive response to the Channel Tunnel
The economics of the transfer market
Conclepts and Applications
Allan Griffiths and Stuart Wall (eds) (2001) Applied Economics
9th edition. FT/Prentice Hall
Michael Parkin, Melanie Powell and Kent Matthews (1998) Economics
4th edition. Addison-Wesley
This module is at CQFW Level 4