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EC3307   Computational Economics

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: TBC

Economics has an array of very useful and advanced computational tools that are not usually taught at the undergraduate level. To address this issue and to make students familiar, and even proficient, with these tools, this module will present a methods-based computational economics course. We will develop some basic but fundamental economic problems (both macro and micro) and teach students how to solve those problems using a programming language like Mathematica or Matlab. The ability to program is crucial in the modern world and this course will endow students with an invaluable tool as well as an important edge with respect to other economics programs. Students will be given an opportunity to program and to learn to apply their new skills to solving economic problems.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EC3304 or pass MT1002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:

Scheduled learning hours: 25

Guided independent study hours: 180

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Written Examination (In-class Test) = 25%, Coursework = 75%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 25%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 75%

Re-assessment: Programming Project = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr R Stefanski