Module Identifier EC11110  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr Oliver Marnet  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mr Dennis A Thomas, Mr Athanasios Verousis, Mr Kato Mukasa Kimbugwe, Mr Nicholas Perdikis  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials    
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours  100%
Supplementary Exam1.5 Hours  100%

Learning outcomes

On 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.

Brief description

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
Global warming: too hot to handle?
Student finance in the UK
Economic aspects of road transport
Globalisation: good or bad? The WTO, friend or foe?
Corporate governance, Enron and you
Boats and trains; competitive response to the Channel Tunnel
The economics of the transfer market
Reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy
Concepts and Applications

Reading Lists

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