Introduction to Economic Policy (HT)

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Economic Policy (HT)

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Hilary Term:
    A. National Economies
    • Why do we measure income, not happiness? National accounts, GNP & GDP
    • When and why did economies start growing? Economic growth, the Industrial Revolution, from Malthus to growth
    • Why is the world economy in crisis? The business cycle, recessions, booms and bubbles
    B. Government Policy
    • Should Ireland leave the euro? Interest rates, inflation, monetary policy and banking
    • Will our grandchildren still be paying for our mistakes? Fiscal policy, taxes & government finances
    • Should we protect Irish jobs from imports? International trade & competitiveness
    C. Macroeconomics in your life
    • Should we reintroduce third-level fees? Unemployment, human capital & the labour market
    • Should I rent or buy? Pensions, mortgages & the housing market
    • Why do we live where we do? Migration, amenities & economics outside the market

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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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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