GV307-6-AP-CO:
Political Economy

The details
2022/23
Government
Colchester Campus
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 06 October 2022
Friday 30 June 2023
30
02 August 2022

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BSC LL14 Economics and Politics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC LL2F Economics and Politics,
BSC LL3F Economics and Politics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC LL4F Economics and Politics (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This module requires knowledge of essay writing in political science. It also requires knowledge of applied statistics (especially regression analysis), algebra, analytic geometry, and differential calculus, all at GCSE level.

This module is about modern political economy, meaning analytical approaches to study how economic and political incentives interact to create constraints and opportunities that shape larger political and economic behaviour and outcomes. The module introduces students to the use of rigorous logic and evidence in order to understand classical political economy issues as well as to address contemporary policy issues in both domestic and international dimensions.

Module aims

To introduce the students to key issues and research examples within political economy.

Module learning outcomes

1. Know and discuss key issues in political economy.
2. Understand and solve formal political economy models.
3. Understand quantitative empirical evidence from research in political economy.
4. Analyze and discuss policy issues using methods and approaches from political economy.

Module information

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Learning and teaching methods

Two hour weekly seminar.

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Assignment 1  16/11/2022  25% 
Coursework   Assignment 2  14/12/2022  25% 
Coursework   Assignment 3  08/02/2023  25% 
Coursework   Assignment 4  29/03/2023  25% 

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
Dr Sergio Ascencio, email: sergio.ascencio@essex.ac.uk.
Sergio Ascencio
Module Supervisor: Sergio Ascencio sergio.ascencio@essex.ac.uk Administrator: govquery@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Dr Stefano Pagliari
City, University of London
Senior Lecturer in International Politics
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 24 hours, 24 (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
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