|Credit point value:||20|
|Unit Director:||Gervas Huxley|
|Prerequisites:||Grade A in GCSE Mathematics (students with A level Economics are not allowed to take this unit)|
|Number of lectures:||22|
|Number of tutorials:||11|
2 hour closed book exam
Three essays (800 - 1,100 words)
You will receive written feedback on each essay and the chance to discuss your essay with your class tutor.
Paul Krugman and Robin Wells Microeconomics, Worth Publishers.
The aim of the course is to teach a set of core economic principles to help you apply these principles to a variety of economic problems. The course is particularly suited to students who wish to acquire analytical writing skills.
The unit is divided into two parts: The first part covers the core principles of Economics. The second part uses the tools developed in the first part of the course to analyse a range of topical economic problems.
Why markets work:
Why markets fail:
Paul Krugman and Robin Wells, Microeconomics, Worth Publishers
Students are also referred to blogs and websites where microeconomic issues are discussed.