Full Title:Applied Economics 2
Module Code:ECON H4002
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:To provide students with a sectoral analysis of the Irish economy and how government policy is both influenced and shapes this structure. How policy should progress to enhance a more sustainable form of economic development in the future.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Critically evaluate the strengths and weakness of industry in Ireland our industrial policy.
  2. Critically evaluate Government policy in Ireland regarding infrstructural networks, energy and environment.
  3. Identify the features of Ireland and a small open economy and the implications of these for growth.
  4. Explain the role of Agri-food sector providing employment, upskilling and exports.
  5. Examine policy issues in the Non-market sector
  6. Discuss the general development of critical facilities.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The role of Industrial policy in the shift from traditional to modern in manufacture and services. FDI and III, ODI and the rise of the Irish multinational
Background to outward-looking policy.
Crisis, stabilisation. and Industrial Policy.
Institutions, methods and results.
Physical, Utility infrastructure and networks. Communications networks ICT and the role of networks in R&D. Environmental issues, clean technologies and markets.
Agri-Food sector employment and new markets. Lifestyle trends and biotechnology. Processing and distribution, upskilling, services and technolgy.
Health care sector. Public provision and life sciences. Cost control and access. Efficient provision and mix. Policy aims and objectives.
Education, delivery, access and cohesion. Skilss and labour market flexibility. Upskilling and total factor productivity. Education and competitive advantage conpetitiveness
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
Continuous Assessment to critically evaluate the recent development of the Irish economy and assess its policy implications. 1,2,3,4,5,6 30.00 0 0 n/a 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
  • TCD Econmic Research papers, n/a
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Center for Economic research papers UCD, n/a
  • ESRI, Selected papers, Economic and Social Research Institute Dublin
  • NESC, Selected papers, National Economic Social Council
  • 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) 6 Mandatory
DK_BBBST_B Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) 2 Mandatory