Teaching

Economic History

Queen's University Belfast
Autumn Semester 2017-2018

This module covers various topics in the economic history of the world across the last 500 years. It is intended to complement other final year modules; accordingly it emphasises the application of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. On completion, students should be able to consider how economic reasoning can be used to explain both major historical events and long-run historical processes. Applied economics which uses economic history is also considered in this module. Tutorials concentrate on the in-depth discussion of landmark papers, especially in the New Economic History tradition, and on country-specific material, especially on Britain and Ireland.

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Managerial Economics

Queen's University Belfast
Autumn Semester 2017-2018

Managerial Economics is concerned with the application of economic principles and methodologies to the decision-making process inside corporations and other organisations operating under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Students acquire a solid foundation in key analytical tools: transaction costs, information asymmetries and the principal-agent problem. These tools are used to understand organisational architecture: the assignment of decision rights within organisations, the methods of incentivising individuals, and the structures and systems used to evaluate the performance of individuals and business units. This module draws on material from allied academic fields, including personnel economics, behavioural economics, financial economics and business history. 

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