Module Identifier EC11110  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Dennis Thomas  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Bruce Morley, Mr Dennis Thomas, Professor John Cable, Mr Nicholas Perdikis, Dr Reza Arabsheibani, Ms Susan Charles  
Course delivery Lecture   12 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   occasional guest lecturers  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours   100%  


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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Reading Lists

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