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BU5033: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

The course will cover the main elements of Microeconomic Theory together with how this underpins the macro economy, covering consumer theory, how consumers choose under constraint of a budget, to generate demands. How this theory can be used to consider the welfare effects of price changes will be considered. The problem of production will be examined to understand the supply, and the demand and supply side will be drawn together to consider market structure.  How the theory can be used to identify market supplies and demands  from empirical data will be examined.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Xin Jin

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of MRes Finance (Studied) or MSc (Econ) in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance (Studied) or MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Studied) or Master Of Science In International Finance (Studied) or MSc (Econ) in Finance and Investment Management (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or Master Of Science In International Finance (Includes Cfa Exam) (Studied) or MSc in Accounting and Finance (Studied) or MSc (Econ) in Accounting and Finance (Studied) or MSc Economics of Health (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

An introduction to techniques of used in micro and macroeconomics modelling, microeconomic topics will include; consumer theory, theory of the firm, market structure, choice under uncertainty and an introduction to game theory. The macroeconomics section will include the use of macroeconomic modelling techniques found in the academic and professional open-economy macroeconomics and finance literature in order to provide the ecomomic policy context in which finacial markets and institutions operate.

Further Information & Notes

This course replaces BU5303 Macroeconomics for Finance

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

First Attempt: 10% quiz 1, 10% quiz 2, 10% problem set, 70% final exam

Resit: 100% on 2 x hour written examination.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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