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ECON1003: Quantitative Methods in Economics

This unit of study provides an introduction to the quantitative methods used in economics and business. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills to set up models to study real-world phenomena, using appropriate techniques to manipulate and analyse these models and their economic interpretation. In this unit particular emphasis will be placed on the intuition of the models studied, making extensive use of a range of economic examples and business applications. It is important to note that while mathematical techniques are used in this unit, this unit is not intended as a substitute for mathematics units offered by the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Students wishing to pursue further study in mathematics, such as a major in mathematics, should consult the Faculty of Science Handbook for offerings by the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

Code ECON1003
Academic unit Economics
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate quantitative skills necessary for economic analysis and modelling
  • LO2. develop logical arguments for analysis of complex problems in economics and business
  • LO3. demonstrate an ability to problem solve.