Contemporary Issues in Economics

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Issues in Economics

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Previous university-level study of introductory economics

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    The module aims to develop your ability to apply economic analysis to a range of
    contemporary economic problems and policies.

    Topics covered include:
    ? Europe and monetary union
    ? Crises
    ? Labour markets and unemployment
    ? Minimum wage
    ? Gender gap
    ? The welfare State
    ? Health care provision and finance
    ? Migration
    ? The moral limits of markets
    ? Environment
    ? Environmental taxation and control
    ? Sustainability and climate change
    ? Fiscal policy
    ? Taxation
    ? Public expenditure
    ? Monetary policy
    ? Inflation rate targeting
    ? Quantitative easing
    ? UK productivity gap
    ? Income distribution, poverty and inequality
    ? Happiness
    ? Obesity

    Teaching: Lectures and seminars

    ? Two 1500 word Essays
    ? 2 hour unseen Exam
    Alternative assessment (tbc)

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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