Quantitative Methods for Economics
The aim of this course is to integrate elementary economic theory, mathematical and statistical methods and the interpretation of data to analyse applied economic issues of current policy importance. To this end students will be provided with an introduction to the basic tools of mathematics essential for a proper understanding of economics and business courses within the Management School, both in the first and subsequent years of study. Integrated in the quantitative methods will be numerous applications to Economics. Thus students will have the opportunity to practice the application of the analytical and quantitative skills through the medium of selected topics that are developed and analysed in depth. Additionally, a separately-assessed segment on effective Career Planning for Economics Students is also incorporated into the course. This sits naturally within a course on Applications of Economic Analysis and side-by-side with training in the use of analytical and quantitative techniques insofar as these skills are precisely what distinguish an economics major in the graduate labour market.
Year/Course Type: 1
Terms Taught: M, L, S
Contact Hours: Total 60 (40 Lectures, 18 Tutorials, group project supervision)
Person Responsible: Dr. Alina Spiru
GCSE/O-level Mathematics grade B (or equivalent) and A-level Economics at grade C or above (or equivalent)