Module Details

EC912-7-SP-CO: Expert Seminar Series On Economic Policy And Financial Regulation And Governance

Year: 2017/18
Department: Economics
Essex credit: 20
ECTS credit: 10
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No
Pre-requisites: EC910

Supervisor: Professor Sheri Markose
Teaching Staff: Professor Sheri Markose
Contact details: For further information, send a message to pgecon (Non essex users should add to create the full email address)

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

This module follows an innovative rubric which allows students to interact with and learn from practitioners in the field of macro and micro-economic policy, regulation and governance. They will be exposed to real world issues and perspectives about what needs doing to fix real world problems. The module is evaluated entirely by a piece of written work where the problem is set by the visiting practitioner. Technical solutions are invited. This can include a new framework for policy or a new piece of software.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Ten 2 hour lectures


100 per cent Coursework Mark

Other information

Three or four practitioners are invited to give up to 3 lectures each (2 hours each) with the view to guide a piece of written work for students (equivalent to a term paper) that will be in the area of their expertise. The practitioner also gives a short written evaluation which is an input in the marking of the by the course moderator of the submitted course work. The lectures are accompanied with key readings and other materials.

Compulsory for MSc Computational Economics, Financial Markets and Policy.

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