Teaching

Economic History

Queen's University Belfast
Autumn Semester 2016-2017

This 3rd-year elective course for undergraduate students 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 and policy-relevance 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 discussed. 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 2016-2017

Managerial Economics is concerned with the application of economic principles and methodologies to the decision-making process inside firms and other business organisations operating under conditions of risk and uncertainty. Students in this core 2nd-year undergraduate course acquire a solid foundation in key analytical tools: transaction costs economics, information economics and the agency theory. These tools are used to understand organisational architecture: the assignment of decision rights within organisations, the structures and systems to evaluate the performance of individuals and business units, and the methods of attracting, retaining and rewarding appropriate personnel. This module also draws on material from allied academic fields, including game theory, behavioural economics and business history.

 

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