UCL Department of Economics


An introduction to Applied Economic Analysis - ECON0044

ECON0044 > undergraduate module > 2020/21.

Module leader: Dunli Li.
Intended teaching term: Term 1.
Credits: 15 (FHEQ Level 4).

Syllabus: Applied Econ: TBA.

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UCL Module Catalogue: an-introduction-to-applied-economic-analysis/ECON0044.



This is a module for non-economists. Students will learn the conceptual-empirical basis of economic reasoning and the quantitative methods essential to address important policy problems and debates of our day such as climate change and inequality. It can be viewed as an introduction to the distinctive way economists think and analyse problems. In this module, we encourage students to learn economics by doing economics. Students will gain hands-on experience to use real world data to understand economic questions.

Suitable for

  • Students from departments other than Economics and the combined-studies degrees in Economics. 

Not available to

  • Economics BSc (L100, L101, L102), Economics and Geography BSc (LL17), Economics and Statistics BSc (LG13), Philosophy and Economics BA (VL51), Mathematics with Economics BSc (G1L1), Mathematics with Economics MSci (G1LC), Statistics, Economics and Finance BSc (GLN0), and Statistics, Economics and a Language BSc (GLR0).


No previous knowledge of economics is necessary.

Assumed knowledge

No previous knowledge of economics is assumed. However, students should be able to understand and make use of diagrams.


Methods of assessment are as detailed in the UCL Module Catalogue. Affiliate students joining the department for Term 1 only should contact economics.affiliates@ucl.ac.uk for further information.