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EC4421   Political Economy

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm Wed.

The main goal of Political Economy is to reach a better understanding of how institutions shape policy outcomes. Standard microeconomic and game theoretical concepts are used to model the behaviour of voters and politicians, and study their interactions under different institutions. The module will cover some of the most important models in this field, providing empirical applications when relevant.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 20 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks) plus 1 office hour (x 13 weeks).

Scheduled learning hours: 25

Guided independent study hours: 175

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (incl. Class Test 25%) = 50%

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

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr M Negri