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Entry requirements: 30 credits in Economics A and English B or equivalent

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Max. 165 credits may be taken into account.

  • Closed... AS17 week 35-02, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43121
  • Application SS18 week 03-22, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43122
  • 15/03/2018 AS18 week 36-03, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43238
  • 17/09/2018 SS19 week 04-23, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43239

Economics B

Course 30 credits

In order to attend the B level courses, the student should have passed 30 credits in Economics, including 7.5 credits in Microeconomics and 7.5 credits in Macroeconomics. An integrated selection of courses is offered. At the beginning of each semester students can follow a course in Intermediate Microeconomics or Intermediate Macroeconomics. Students are also given the opportunity to specialise in three different fields. The first alternative offers a selection of courses with a focus on the theory of the firm. The second alternative concentrates on international trade and development, which offers students who are interested in globalisation an opportunity for deeper understanding. For students with a broader interest in Economics as an integrated part of Social Sciences, we offer a third alternative.

However, the different fields should only be treated as recommendations, which means that students can always make their own selection of courses according to their specific interests. Please be aware that not all courses on the B and C level are offered every semester. Information about the courses that will be offered in the coming semester is available at www.sh.se/economics


The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: autumn semester 2015

Course design

The course is designed in the following way:

Intermediate macroeconomics
- Lectures.

Intermediate microeconomics
- Lectures.

Industrial Organisation
- Lectures. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to the lectures.

Corporate Governance
- Lectures. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to the lectures.

Financial Economics
- Lectures. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to the lectures.

International Trade Theory
- Lectures. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to the lectures.

Development Economics
- Lectures. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to the lectures.

Environmental Economics
- Lectures. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to the lectures.

Health Economics
- Lectures. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to the lectures.

Social Choice
- Lectures and seminars. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to the lectures.

Public Finance
- Lectures and seminars. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to the lectures.

Comparative Socio-Economic Institutions
- Lectures and seminars. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to the lectures.

Econometrics
- Lectures and compulsory computer exercises. Some individual work or group work may be required in addition to the lectures.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes are adapted to each of the three specialisations that student can choose on the course. These specialisations are:

  • Economics and the theory of the firm
  • International relations and development
  • economics and the social sciences.
Note that not all of these specialisations are offered each semester. See more below item 9: Other stipulations.

On completing the course, the student is able to:

- Knowledge and understanding -

[if the student chooses the specialisation in economics and the theory of the firm]

  • explain and use basic analytical tools in game theory
  • describe models for different kinds of markets such as monopoly, oligopoly and perfect competition
  • describe the relationship between ownership, finance and control in a firm
  • explain the meaning of the incentive contract as an alternative to monitoring
  • exhibit an understanding of the importance and the behaviour of the financial markets in a modern market economy
[if the student chooses the specialisation in international relations and development]

  • understand the incentives that determine the global allocation of labour and the impact on economic growth and structural change
  • describe how modern growth models can be used in order to understand a poor country’s ability to achieve economic development
  • explain the impact of international trade, as well as trade policy, on a poor country’s performance
  • understand the importance of economic means of control as a regulating measure when dealing with problems regarding the environment and resources -- describe different kinds of evaluations in health economics
[if the student chooses the specialisation in economics and the social sciences]

  • know and understand the differences between outcome-based, consequentialist and procedure-based, contractual approaches, with respect to welfare-theory problems and social justice
  • understand fiscal sociology, as a sub-discipline of economics, and public finance from a broad social science perspective
  • describe how a market economy is based upon a socioeconomic system that consists of the cultural, political, and economic systems in society.
- Skills and ability-

[if the student chooses the specialisation in economics and the theory of the firm]

  • use a number of simple market models in an applied market analysis
  • select relevant models in order to analyse different market conditions
  • use economic theory in order to analyse strategic decisions in firms, especially concerning price
  • manage risk when determining prices for financial and non-financial assets
[if the student chooses the specialisation in international relations and development]

  • use different models concerning international trade in order to evaluate the impact of different kinds of trade policy
  • use economic theory in order to analyse the obstacles and opportunities that confront a poor country
  • implement different means of control in order to regulate environmental and resource problems
  • apply economic models to explain various problems in healthcare
[if the student chooses the specialisation in economics and the social sciences]

  • implement theory that analyses the impact of social norms on legislation
  • apply fiscal sociology in order to analyse the institutions that allocate wealth, as well as evaluate the consequences of different allocations
  • implement economic theory about interpersonal relations when analysing the impact of socio-economic institutions on the performance of the market economy
- Values and approach -

[applies to all specialisations]

  • assimilate insights about the importance of economics in the process of social development as well as the responsibility associated with the use of economic tools
  • make independent decisions in the field of economics -make insightful reflections on the importance of ethics in economic research

Examination

In order to pass the B-level course, the student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • the student must have obtained at least a pass grade for four modules
  • the student must have obtained at least a pass grade for either the module in intermediate macroeconomics or in intermediate microeconomics.
Intermediate Macroeconomics:
  • Written examination.
Intermediate Microeconomics:
  • Written examination.
Industrial Organisation:
  • Written examination.
Corporate Governance:
Written examination.

Financial Economics:
Written examination.

International Trade Theory:
Written examination and independent work.

Development Economics:
Written examination.

Environmental Economics:
Written examination.

Health Economics:
Written examination.

Social Choice:
  • Take-home examination.
  • Seminars
Public Finance:
  • Take-home examination.
  • Seminars
Comparative Socio-Economic Institutions:
  • Take-home examination.
  • Seminars
Econometrics:
  • Written examination
  • Oral and written presentation of group work.
  • Computor exercises

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2015

The above information and syllabus are based on the most recently validated decision. Any previous versions are available here.

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