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.
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.
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.