Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
After this course, the student will be able to identify and analyze ethical, social, environmental, and international issues in the field of economics.
Schedule: 01.03.2021 - 15.04.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Matti Liski
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matti Liski
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
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.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Final examination, problem sets, reading assignments, class contribution
Lectures, exercises, assignments and independent work. Total 160h.
Core project: The Economy and additional reading materials
31A00110 Taloustieteen perusteet or ECON-A2100 Principles of Economics
I and ECON-A2200 Principles of Economics II or equivalent studies
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
- Teacher: Matti Liski