|Module Title||HOT TOPICS IN ECONOMICS|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Andrew Henley|
|Other staff||Dr Reza Arabsheibani, Professor John Cable, Ms Susan Charles, Dr Bruce Morley, Mr Nicholas Perdikis, Mr Dennis Thomas|
|Course delivery||Lecture||12 Hours|
|Seminars / Tutorials||occasional guest lecturers|
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.
On successful completion of the module students should obtain 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 such economic institutions as the Bank of England and the European Union. As much of the background reading is derived from the World Wide Web, students should gain familiarity with the availability of economic information on the Internet.
The current year's module outline can be found via The School's website
N Gregory Mankiw. (1997) Principles of Economics, and 2nd ed 2000. Dryden Press
Michael Parkin, Melanie Powell and Kent Matthews. (1997) Economics. 3rd. Addison-Wesley