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EC4422   Communication and Public Engagement in Economics and Finance

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 5

ECTS credits : 2

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: Both

Availability restrictions: Students must be in their Senior Honours year of a degree programme in the School of Economics & Finance

Planned timetable: The delivery of the module will be through one-to-one supervision

The aim of this module is to discuss critically the approaches used and challenges faced by professional economists as they attempt to communicate their analysis, insights, results and forecasts to the general public. This may focus on a case study of a specific topics or types of communicators (think tanks, research institutes, university academics, international organisations, banks, civil servants) or address the merits of a particular modes of communication and engagement mechanisms adopted by economists (interviews, newspaper articles, letters and editorials, popular level or academic books, blogs, videos, internet forums etc).

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the Economics Honours Adviser

Co-requisite(s): You must also take ID4002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1-hour supervision (x2 weeks)

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr L Savorelli
Module teaching staff: Dr Luca Savorelli

Additional information from school

Enrolment in this module together with ID4002 is possible only through an interview which takes place in the previous academic year.