Full Title:Applied Economics 1
Module Code:ECON H4001
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of the course is to undertake a detailed study of the current economic issues surrounding government policy. To provide the student with concepts and tools of analysis which can be used to understand the business environment. To provide critical analysis in order to evaluate how resources can be organised in an economy so that it is capable of sustainable development.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Analyse our economic development and outward looking growth policy.
  2. Critically evaluate Government policy in Ireland.
  3. Identify the features of markets and of regulation that would encourages greater economic efficiency
  4. Determine the role of labour markets in economic growth and vice versa
  5. Examine the relationship between growth, wellbeing and cohesion.
  6. The general development of critical facilities.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Background to present economic structure.
Role of government policy in achieving economic objectives.
The role of efficiency, markets and regulation in achieving sustainability.
Skills, Employment and economic growth
Growth, wellbeing and cohesion.
Assessment of performance, future prospects and challenges.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project To critically examine the role of government intervention in a market economy with regard to increasing economic efficiency 1,2,3,4,5,6 30.00 0 0 Week 8 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 70.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • O Hagan 2011, The Economy of Ireland 11th edition, Gill and Macmillan 2 dublin [ISBN: 9780717149735]
  • Center for Economic Research papers UCD, n/a
  • TCD economic research papers, n/a
Supplementary Book Resources
  • ESRI, Selected papers, Economic and Social Research Institute Dublin
  • NESC, Selected papers, National Economic Social Council
  • O Malley, E, Industry and Economic Development, Gill and Macmillan 1989
  • Central Bank, Quarterly Report, CB
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 5 Mandatory
DK_BBBST_B Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) 1 Mandatory