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Module Code: ECO225
Module Title: Issues of Economic Policy
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Business School Suzhou
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to give students a broad understanding of the key issues in contemporary policy and their regional, national and international context. It will equip students with both a factual and theoretical basis to understand and critically evaluate government responses to contemporary social and business needs. The module will also develop basic research, report-writing and presentation skills.
Learning outcomes 
A Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the nature and causes of industrial change.

B Analyse and explain the responses of government to contemporary business needs in a regional, national or international context with reference to appropriate economic frameworks.

C Demonstrate critical understanding on the rationale for government intervention and its forms in the face of market failure in environmental, transport and health policy.

Method of teaching and learning 
The lectures will be delivered by a combination of lectures, and tutorials. Lectures are designed to provide essential information and introduce students to the basic tools and concepts in economic policy and related issues. Tutorials will provide students with the opportunity to further develop their learning through the exploration of theoretical and empirical studies and data.

Industrial change and deindustrialization

Privatization and Regulation

Environmental policy

Transport policy

Health policy

Regional and urban policy

Labour policy

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    12      112  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Presentation 70.00
2 Report 30.00

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