Communication and Public Engagement in Economics and Finance
SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 5
ECTS credits : 2
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Students must be in their Senior Honours year of a degree programme in the School of Economics & Finance
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).
Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the Economics Honours Adviser
Co-requisite(s): You must also take ID4002
Weekly contact: 1-hour supervision (x2 weeks)
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr L Savorelli
Module teaching staff: Dr Luca Savorelli
Enrolment in this module together with ID4002 is possible only through an interview which takes place in the previous academic year.