|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||5 Hours.|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||90%|
|Semester Assessment||Tutorial attendance and completion of prescribed exercises||10%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours||100%|
On successful completion of the module students will understand optimising behaviour by households and firms and the effects of alternative market structures. They will also have analysed the composition of the main macroeconomic aggregates and how they are measured - consumption, saving, foreign economic activity, government spending. They will also gain an appreciation of how taxation and monetary policy can influence economic activity and the nature and causes of unemployment and inflation. They will also be able to relate the impact of changes in macroeconomic activity on the business sector.
To consolidate students' understanding of the principles underlying economics, using further detailed illustrations from the study of markets and the macroeconomy.
This module builds on the fundamental principles underlying microeconomics and macroeconomics introduced to students in the prerequisite module. It develops key analytical concepts and consolidates the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in management and business from a specialist perspective, for students taking single, major or joint honours Economics, Business Economics and Business Finance.
Different Market Structures
Goods where Consumption is Non-Rival
General Equilibrium and Economic Efficiency
More on Macroeconomics
The Monetary System
Government and the Economy
The International Economy and the Domestic Economy
Reading ListGeneral Text
J Sloman (2000) Economics 4th edition Prentice Hall Primo search R Frank and B Bernanke (2004) Principles of Economics 2nd edition McGraw Hill Primo search Recommended Text
K E Case, R C Fair, M Gartner and Heather, K (1999) Economics 2nd edition Prentice Hall, Europe Primo search N G Mankiw (2004) Principles of Economics 3rd edition Thomson Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4