Module Details

Module Code: ECON H4002
Full Title: Applied Economics 2
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction: 
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Alan Kelly
Departments: Unknown
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.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Critically evaluate the strengths and weakness of industry in Ireland our industrial policy.
MLO2 Critically evaluate Government policy in Ireland regarding infrstructural networks, energy and environment.
MLO3 Identify the features of Ireland and a small open economy and the implications of these for growth.
MLO4 Explain the role of Agri-food sector providing employment, upskilling and exports.
MLO5 Examine policy issues in the Non-market sector
MLO6 Discuss the general development of critical facilities.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Industrial Policy in Ireland, crisis and stablisation
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
Energy and Infrastructe
Physical, Utility infrastructure and networks. Communications networks, ICT and the role of networks in R&D. Environmental issues, clean technologies and the role of markets.
Agri-business sector
Agri-Food sector employment and new markets. Lifestyle trends and biotechnology. Processing and distribution, upskilling, services and technolgy
Healthcare sector
Public private mix in provision. Cost control and equality of access. Role of technology and life sciences in efficient provision and management of resources. Policy aims and objectives and outcomes
Education sector
Education delivery, access and cohesion. Skills and labour market flexibility. Upskilling and total factor productivity. Education and competitive advantage.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Project30.00%
Final Examination70.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

No Course Work
Project
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 25 Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Individual project to critically evaluate the recent development of the Irish economy and assess its policy implications.
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 70
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Repeat examination held in August

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

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • O Hagan. (2014), The Economy of Ireland, 12th edition. Gill and MacMillan, Dublin, [ISBN: 9780717159758].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Center for Economic research papers UCD.
  • 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