Omfattning: 6

Tidtabel: 24.02.2020 - 09.04.2020

Ansvarslärare (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Matti Liski

Undervisningsperiod (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

IV Autumn (2019-2020)

Lärandemål (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After this course, the student will be able to identify and analyze ethical, social, environmental, and international issues in the field of economics.

Innehåll (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course covers a selection of important societal challenges such as the causes and consequences of economic inequality, economics of an aging population, economic effects of immigration, climate change, trade wars, and political economy of polarization.

Metoder, arbetssätt och bedömningsgrunder (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Final examination, problem sets, reading assignments.

Närmare information om bedömningsgrunderna och -metoderna och om hur den studerande kan ta del av bedömningen (gäller denna kursomgång): 

Grade structure: (i) Final exam (60%), (ii) reading assignments (15%), (iii) problem sets (15%), (iv) class contribution (10%). 

 Course policies: 

 Problem sets: three sessions with the teaching assistants as the instructor. Participation in sessions is voluntary but highly recommended. The assignments can be submitted online.

Reading assignments: 4-5 readings in total, relating to the lecture topics. Assignment is to read the text and produce a short analysis of the topic, to be submitted online. Reflections on the material rather than reviews. 

Class participation is voluntary but participation in predetermined class-room activity is rewarded in grading. For example, if there is a reading assignment for the lecture, presentations of the assignment constitute such activity. Or, there can be a quiz on the assignment. A student whose class contribution is excellent is someone who contributes consistently to class discussion in a balanced and relevant manner allowing room for others’ input as well. The student indicates thorough preparation and analytic insight and consistently builds on the thinking of others integrating that thinking into own contributions to produce a more complete understanding of the issues being discussed. The student’s responses when cold called are also of high quality.

Arbetsmängd (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, exercises, assignments and independent work. Total 160h.

Studiematerial (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Core project: The Economy and additional reading materials

Förkunskaper (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

31A00110 Taloustieteen perusteet or ECON-A2100 Principles of Economics
I and ECON-A2200 Principles of Economics II or equivalent studies

Bedömningsskala (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Anmälning (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

via WebOodi

Tilläggsinformation (är i kraft 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A maximum of 60 students can be accepted to the course. Priority is given to:
1. Students in BSc programme in Economics (quota 40 students)
2. Students in BSc programme in Science and Technology and Students
in BSc programme in Design (quota 5 students)
3. Other Aalto students (quota 15 students)
In each quota students are selected in the order of enrollment. If a given quota
is not filled, more students from other quotas can be accepted to the course.


Anmälning och tillläggsinformation