ECON6002 - An Introduction to Applied Economic Analysis

Term 1


  • This is a course for non-economists. It explores topics of general interest through the lens of an economist and is an introduction to the way in which economists analyse problems. Topics range from the potential gains from international trade and immigration to the effect of new technology on the labour market and the role of education.


The main objective is to introduce to non-economists simple intuitive ideas such as opportunity costs and self-selection which economists use to analyse a wide range of issues.

Taught by:
Beatriz Armendariz
Assessment: The course comprises 20 hours of lectures and 4 compulsory tutorial classes with an exercise sheet for each. There will be a 2-hour unseen written examination in Term 3.
Suitable for:
Students from departments other than Economics and the combined-studies degrees in Economics.  It is NOT available to the following students:

Economics BSc (L100), 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).
Prerequisites: No previous knowledge of economics is necessary.
Maximum module enrolments: 60
Module Evaluation (Previous year): ECON6002
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