Module Identifier EC34510  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mr Nicholas Perdikis  
Semester Semester 1  
Pre-Requisite EC10510 , EC10610  
Mutually Exclusive EC30330  
Course delivery Lecture   16 Hours  
  Group Work   3 Hours In the form of presentations  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours   100%  


The principal aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of the causes of business cycles. It will also examine the basis on which counter cyclical macroeconomic policy is suggested and conducted. In so doing it will examine the contribution of the major schools of macroeconomics to the policy debate. The cause of economic growth will also be examined.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module students will possess:

More specifically by taking this module students will enhance several transferable skills. Attendance at lectures should help note taking. Essay writing will enhance writing as well as time management skills and problem solving. The group presentations should also enhance teamwork, communiction and presentational skills and reinforce further time management skills. The inclusion of web sites and encouragement to use the library fully should help to enhance basic IT and research skills.