EC831-6-FY-CO:
Project: Economics

The details
2023/24
Economics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
30
25 October 2023

 

Requisites for this module
EC111 or IA151 or IA153
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Key module for

BA 0F66 Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA L100 Economics,
BA L100SK Economics,
BA L102 Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BA L106 Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC 0E45 Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC L101 Economics,
BSC L101SK Economics,
BSC L103 Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC L107 Economics (Including Year Abroad),
MECNL130 Economics,
MECNLA30 Economics (Including Placement Year),
MECNLA31 Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC L1G1 Economics with Mathematics,
BSC L1G3 Economics with Mathematics (Including Placement Year),
BSC L1G8 Economics with Mathematics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC L1GC Economics with Mathematics (Including Year Abroad),
BA 5A84 Financial Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA L111 Financial Economics,
BA L118 Financial Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BA L195 Financial Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC 0Q64 Financial Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC L114 Financial Economics,
BSC L117 Financial Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC L194 Financial Economics (Including Year Abroad),
MECNL131 Financial Economics,
MECNLB31 Financial Economics (Including Placement Year),
MECNLB32 Financial Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA LV11 History and Economics,
BA LV18 History and Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BA V1L1 History and Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA VL11 History and Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA 9O47 International Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA L115 International Economics,
BA L160 International Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BA L163 International Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC 5H18 International Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC L116 International Economics,
BSC L161 International Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC L162 International Economics (Including Year Abroad),
MECNL132 International Economics,
MECNLC32 International Economics (Including Placement Year),
MECNLC33 International Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA 9L11 Management Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA L108 Management Economics,
BA L190 Management Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BA L192 Management Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC 5M00 Management Economics (Including Placement Year),
BSC L109 Management Economics,
BSC L191 Management Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC L193 Management Economics (Including Year Abroad),
MECNL133 Management Economics,
MECNL134 Management Economics (Including Placement Year),
MECNL135 Management Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA L1R0 Economics with a Modern Language,
BSC LG01 Economics with Data Science,
BSC LG02 Economics with Data Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC LG03 Economics with Data Science (Including Placement Year),
BSC LG04 Economics with Data Science (Including Foundation Year),
BA LN10 Business Economics,
BA LN11 Business Economics (Including Year Abroad),
BA LN12 Business Economics (Including Placement Year),
BA LX10 Business Economics (Including Foundation Year),
BA C841 Economics with Psychology,
BA C851 Economics with Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BA C861 Economics with Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BSC C148 Economics with Psychology,
BSC C149 Economics with Psychology (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C158 Economics with Psychology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C168 Economics with Psychology (Including Placement Year),
BA R112 Economics with Language Studies,
BA R113 Economics with Language Studies (Including Foundation Year)

Module description

Each student completes a separate individual research project under the guidance and supervision of a member of staff. In the first term, students prepare and turn in a 'literature review and project plan' to be marked, and will give a short oral presentation of this, also to be marked. Students may choose a title from an approved list or propose one of their own.


The main purpose of the project is to enable students to demonstrate knowledge of how economic ideas can be applied in greater length and depth than is feasible in the context of a taught course. Upon completion of the individual research project each student will have designed and implemented a modest research project in applied or theoretical economics, normally including a critical literature survey and the evaluation of evidence (as appropriate to the project title).

Module aims

The aims of this module are:



  • To provide opportunities for students to develop academic and professional working skills.

  • To write a literature review, project plan and dissertation.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to be able to:



  1. Identify, plan, organise and pursue a research-oriented project or study.

  2. Demonstrate the capacity to exercise a range of research and transferable skills and methods in order to produce a research-oriented dissertation.

  3. Analyse and reflect critically on theories and/or conceptual/analytical frameworks in addressing real-life management, marketing or business problems.

  4. Demonstrate a series of transferable skills including those related to accessing documentary evidence, academic literature and analysing data from primary sources.

  5. Demonstrate an ability to analyse, synthesise and critique knowledge from a variety of sources.

  6. Communicate effectively findings and analysis, and generate appropriate recommendations.


Skills for Your Professional Life (Transferable Skills)


By the end of this modules, students will be expected to have enhanced the following key professional and transferable skills:



  1. Written Communication – through the preparation of a final report.

  2. Research Skills – through the retrieval, evaluation and synthesis of published academic research and commercial and professional literature.

  3. Critical Thinking – through the evaluation and critique of published academic, commercial and professional literature.

  4. Digital and Technical Fluency – through the use of internet and electronic database searches to obtain published academic research and commercial and professional literature; or, for example, through research into on-line communities.

  5. Innovation and Curiosity – through the development of a research question and awareness of the academic process.

  6. Data and Analytics – through the evaluation of published research.

  7. Personal Brand – through the development of all these skills to enhance your curriculum vitae.

  8. Commercial Awareness – through the evaluation and critique of professional and commercial literature.

Module information

This module is part of the Q-Step pathway. Q-Step is an award which you can gain simply by enrolling on specific modules and will signal to employers your capability in quantitative research. Learn more about the Q-Step pathway and enhance your degree now.


A non-assessed sequence of lectures and laboratory sessions is taught to provide students with the econometric methods relevant for applied research.

Learning and teaching methods

This module will be delivered via:

  • One lecture per week in the spring term.
  • One laboratory session per week.

Appointed supervisors provide individual supervision

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   EC831 Literature Review and Project Plan   13/12/2023  15% 
Coursework   EC831 Final Project  26/04/2024  70% 
Practical   Presentation slides  08/03/2024  15% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Prof Marco Francesconi, email: mfranc@essex.ac.uk.
Lectures: Marco Francesconi / Support classes: various teachers
For further information, send an email message to fineco@essex.ac.uk.

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Mr Pedro David Matos Serodio
Mr Teng Ge
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 38 hours, 38 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Economics

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