Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Advanced Microeconomics

Module L1061

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

This module covers the topics of general equilibrium and welfare economics, including the important issue of market failure. General equilibrium is illustrated using Sen's entitlement approach to famines and also international trade. Welfare economics covers concepts of efficiency and their relationship to the market mechanism. Market failure includes issues such as adverse selection and moral hazard, and applications are drawn from health insurance, environmental economics and the second-hand car market.

Module learning outcomes

Have demonstrated a critical understanding of the principles of economics

Be able to use the power of abstraction to focus upon the essential features of an economic problem and to provide a framework for the critical understanding and evaluation of the effects of policy or other exogenous events.

Be able to analyse an economic problem or issue using an appropriate theoretical framework, and recognise its limitations.

Have learned to understand the importance of, and be able to construct and develop, rigorous argument to help evaluate ideas.

TypeTimingWeighting
Unseen ExaminationSemester 2 Assessment80.00%
Coursework20.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 8 100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterSeminar1 hour011111111111
Spring SemesterLecture2 hours111111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

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