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Entry requirements: 30 credits in Economics A and B, and English B or equivalent

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Max. 165 credits may be taken into account.

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Economics C

Course 30 credits

In order to attend the B and C level courses, the student should have passed 30 credits in Economics, including 7.5 credits in Microeconomics and 7.5 credits in Macroeconomics. An integrated selection of courses is offered. At the beginning of each semester students can follow a half-pace course in Intermediate Microeconomics or Intermediate Macroeconomics (or both). Students are also given the opportunity to specialise in three different fields: The first alternative offers a selection of courses with a focus on the theory of the firm. The second alternative concentrates on international trade and development, which offers students who are interested in globalisation an opportunity for deeper understanding. For students with a broader interest in Economics as an integrated part of Social Sciences, we offer a third alternative.

However, the different fields should only be treated as recommendations, which means that students can always make their own selection of courses according to their specific interests. Please be aware that not all courses on the B and C level are offered every semester. A visit to our website www.sh.se/economics provides information about the courses that will be offered in the coming semester.


The below information comes from the syllabus and is valid from: spring semester 2013

Course design

Refer to the information in (4) and (6) about optional and compulsory courses.

Intermediate Macroeconomics:
lectures and seminars.

Intermediate microeconomics:
lectures.

Econometrics 1:
lectures and compulsory computer exercises.

Essay:
compulsory seminars.

Industrial Organisation 1:
lectures. Some individual work or group work may be demanded in addition to the lectures.

Corporate Governance:
lectures. Some individual work or group work may be demanded in addition to the lectures.

Financial Economics 1:
lectures. Some individual work or group work may be demanded in addition to the lectures.

International Trade Theory:
lectures. Some individual work or group work may be demanded in addition to the lectures.

Development Economics:
lectures. Some individual work or group work maybe demanded in addition to the lectures.

Environmental Economics:
lectures. Some individual work or group work may be demanded in addition to the lectures.

Health Economics 1:
lectures. Some individual work or group work may be demanded in addition to the lectures.

Social Choice
lectures. Some individual work or group work may be demanded in addition to the lectures.

Public finance:
lectures. Some individual work or group work may be demanded in addition to the lectures.

Comparative Socio - Economic Systems 1:
lectures. Some individual work or group work may be demanded in addition to the lectures.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:

(Knowledge and understanding)

o understand the foundations of scholarly work based on theories as well as fundamental considerations in economics

o know and understand about the use of macroeconomic models when analysing problems related to GDP, unemployment, inflation as well as exchange rates and economic growth

o know and understand about economic choice, the determination of price and the importance of the market system for the allocation of resources

o describe different market models

o know and understand about how different instruments can be used in order to regulate the economy in the presence of market imperfections.

(Ability and skill)

o make a presentation of a problem in economics

o make an independent choice concerning the selection of theories and methods when analysing economic problems

o implement a hypothesis test and also interpret the outcome from regression analysis with the help of economic theory

o make a well arranged presentation of the outcome of an independent project

o apply macroeconomic models in order to analyse fiscal and monetary policy, consumption and investment as well as the open economy

o implement advanced analysis of microeconomic problems, and select relevant analytical tools when investigating different market conditions

o estimate risk in economic choice

o specify a regression model in order to measure the relationship between economic variables.

(Attitudes and the ability to evaluate)

o make a critical review of scholarly work, partly based on theory and methodology and partly on current statistics

o assimilate insights about the importance of economics in the process of social development, and possess an awareness about the responsibility associated with the use of economic tools

o make independent and critical standpoints in the field of social sciences

o have a profound insight about the importance of ethical aspects in economic research.

Examination

Examination

In order to pass the C-level course, the student must at least have achieved grade E on the modules in Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Econometrics 1 and the Essay.

Because the student must already have gained at least grade E in one of these modules (besides the essay) at B-level, the C-level, at most, includes the following compulsory modules:

o Intermediate Microeconomics (7.5 credits) or Intermediate Macroeconomics (7.5 credits)

o Econometrics 1 (7.5 credits)

o Essay (15 credits)

Students that have already reached at least grade E on two (or three) of the modules Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics and/or Econometrics 1 at B-level, may then select one (or two) of the optional courses at C-level.

Intermediate macroeconomics (7.5 credits):
take-home examination. Sometimes a written examination.

Intermediate microeconomics (7.5 credits):
written examination. An independent work may be included in the examination.

Econometrics 1 (7.5 credits):
written examination and a presentation of group work.

Industrial organisation 1 (7.5 credits):
written examination.

Corporate Governance (7.5 credits):
written examination.

Financial Economics 1 (7.5 credits):
written examination.

International Trade Theory 1 (7.5 credits):
written examination.

Development Economics (7.5 credits):
written examination.

Environmental Economics (7.5 credits):
written examination.

Health Economics 1 (7.5 credits):
written examination.

Social Choice (7.5 credits):
take-home examination.

Public Finance (7.5 credits):
take-home examination.

Comparative Socio-Economic Systems 1 (7.5 credits):
take-home examination.


Compulsory modules:

Essay (15 credits):
the examination is divided into the following three parts:

o the student presents and discusses the essay in an open seminar for which a student reviewer is selected

o the student acts as a student reviewer

o the student should make presentations of compulsory assignments in methodological seminars.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2013

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