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Topics in Economics

15 Credits

Topics in Economics is aimed at extending students’ understanding of the scope of economic theory.

The course content is complementary to other more orthodox courses and offers students a more heterodox perspective of economic theory.

The key aims of this course within the degree are to introduce students to the recent developments and debates in economics that question the assumption and motivations of economic decision makers as well as the supposition of market efficiency and illustrate the reasons for coordination and market failures.

The course exposes students to the realities of living and policy making in challenging economic environments.

While studying this course, students will develop a broader understanding of the challenges in economics, the criticism raised against orthodox theory and novel approaches developed to overcome these limitations.