This module will introduce students to advanced topics in microeconomic research in order to equip students with the skills to be independent researchers. It builds on EC883 Advanced Microeconomics and Game Theory and introduces students to applications of the theory and empirical research in microeconomics.
Specific topics to be covered include:
* Microeconomic aspects of labour markets
* Microeconomic research on firms
* Social Networks
* Applications of Asymmetric Information Models
Total contact hours: 20
Private study hours: 130
Total study hours: 150
Optional module on PhD Economics and PhD Agri-environmental Economics
Method of assessment
• Replication Study of a Research Paper (five thousand words) (50%)
• New Research Proposal (three thousand words) (50%)
Reassessment Instrument: 100% coursework
A detailed reading list will be given in the module outline. The reading list will primarily refer to journal articles with a focus on very recent publications; and relevant chapters from the Handbooks in Economics series.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1. Systematically understand the economic intuition behind influential microeconomic research.
8.2. Critically assess cutting edge microeconomic research.
8.3. Replicate in full the results of existing microeconomic research
8.4. Show critical awareness of the most important issues in current microeconomic research.
8.5. Handle microeconomic models with confidence
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Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
- ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
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