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MPhil in Economics - Core Modules

Core Modules

  • E100 : Principles of Microeconomics I

    This course will cover the standard economic models of individual decision-making with and without uncertainty, models of consumer behaviour and producer behaviour under perfect competition and the Arrow-Debreu general equilibrium model.

  • E101 : Applied Microeconomics

    This Module will cover a range of topics in applied microeconomics, including research in public finance and labour. The focus is on individual behaviour. There will also be a strong focus on the use of theory and data to answer interesting and policy relevant questions.

  • E200 : Principles of Macroeconomics I

    This Module aims to provide an advanced overview of macroeconomics. It covers key theoretical and empirical contributions that help to analyse and explain macroeconomic phenomena. Upon completion students will have a solid understanding of the main phenomenon in macroeconomics; the ability to analyse macroeconomic issues using theoretical models; and a sound understanding of the empirical relevance of macroeconomic models.

  • E201 : Applied Macroeconomics

    This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, analysis of the effects of fiscal and monetary policy on the macroeconomy. Both theoretical as well as empirical components are studied. In addition, the effect of policy is analysed both in "normal times" as well as in situations in which the nominal interest rate is at the zero lower bound (ZLB).

  • E300 : Econometric Methods

    This Modules aims to provide an overview of basic econometric methods. The focus is on understanding and interpreting the econometric assumptions and techniques in light of actual empirical applications. On completion, should be have a solid understanding of basic applied econometric methods; be able to interpret and understand econometric research of others; and confidently use econometrics to analyse different kinds of economic data.