This course examines all aspects of microeconomic and macroeconomic issues which have become high profile recently. The credit crunch, bankers, bonuses and fears of a Euro meltdown are just three topics rarely out of the news in recent years, throwing a light on the importance of and divisions within the discipline. The course will certainly get students thinking. They'll explore current economic controversies and the disagreements between economists in a way that will help them to understand the facts behind the headlines. The renewed interest in the subject has topics that will interest, intrigue and inspire students.
Students will be encouraged to develop a critical approach to economic models and methods of enquiry. They should have good knowledge of developments in the UK economy and government policies over the past 15 years.