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2017/18 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS3301 Economics Project

20 creditsClass Size: 150

Module manager: Peter Hughes
Email: P.T.Hughes@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

Pre-requisites

LUBS2140Intermediate Microeconomics
LUBS2570Introduction to Econometrics
LUBS2610Intermediate Macroeconomics

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS3300Economics Dissertation
LUBS3305Dissertation in Management

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module will develop essay writing skills including essay structure, citation, bibliography, and the presentation of equations and tables of numbers.For your research Project you will be will be offered a choice of:4 pre-established topics;1 topic of own development (guided by module leader)

Objectives

To develop the student’s research skills in the analysis of economic problems;
Develop the student’s skills in reporting the results of their research on an economic problem;
Develop the appropriate skills in collecting, interpreting and evaluating empirical evidence on economic issues

Conduct a research project in economic theory or applied economics independently of detailed guidance from staff according to their programme of study.

Learning outcomes
Select an appropriate methodology for the analysis of their question;
- collate, structure and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative information sources, both secondary and (where relevant) primary;
- establish and critically assess the current state of knowledge;
- use statistical techniques to analyse quantitative data (where relevant);
- think critically about their own research and to place it in context;
- draw policy inferences (where relevant); skills in time management;
- communicate their research effectively in writing;
and qualities of independence and initiative.


Syllabus

Essay Writing Skills, use of citations and bibliography and the presentation of equations and economic data. A review of the main sources and methods of economic statistics with illustrations of their uses in quantifying economic relationships and in the testing of hypotheses having direct bearing on current economic policy issues.

Specific topics to be covered might include:
- The measurement causes of changes in industrial output and productivity
- Inflation and monetary policy
- Inequality and poverty
- Employment and unemployment
- International trade and the balance of payments
- Income, investment, and economic growth.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Supervision Meetings21.002.00
Lecture111.0011.00
Private study hours187.00
Total Contact hours13.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

You will need to develop a specific approach to your research project, carry out the research with minimal guidance and evaluate what you have achieved in your research project

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

• Topic selection process
• Draft comments
• 2 supervisory meetings

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay6,000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by coursework.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 16/03/2018

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