Short Courses in Economics

Economics is defined as "the study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in human society" in the Economist's Dictionary of Economics. The objective is to explain how economies work and how economic agents interact. Simply put, economics is the study of how people choose to use resources including, but not limited to the time, the land, buildings, equipment and the knowledge. It has unique methods for analyzing and predicting individual behavior, along with the effects of institutions such as firms and governments, or clubs and religions.

Economics is divided into two main branches; microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics looks into the behavior of basic elements in the economy, including individual markets and agents (such as consumers and firms, buyers and sellers). For instance, how the change of the price of a good would influence a family's purchasing decisions would be of interest to microeconomics. Macroeconomics, on the other hand, examines the sum total of the decisions made by individuals in a society. Hence it looks into issues affecting an entire economy such as unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy. As such, how a change in interest rates would influence national savings would be an issue of interest for macroeconomics.

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Crash Course in Experimental Economics Crash Course in Experimental Economics
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 950 per module
  • Non-EEA € 950 per module
  • Not specified

This one-week crash course is an introduction to experimental economics. At the end of the course you will have obtained the skills needed to design and run an experiment as part of your thesis.

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Basque Coast Summer School Basque Coast Summer School
  • Jul 2015
  • National € 650 per module
  • International € 650 per module
  • 5 days

The University of Pau and Adour Regions (South West of France) is holding a one-week English-language summer school on its Atlantic Coast campus just outside Biarritz (13-17 July 2015). The school is open to students of all ages interested in a unique "Anglo-Saxon" academic experience in an exceptional setting: sandy beaches and stunning coastal cities are 10 mn away from campus.

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Global Business Law and Economics Global Business Law and Economics
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 990 per year
  • International € 990 per year
  • 11 days

This course aims at providing a non-technical introduction to the main legal and economic issues encountered in today’s global business life. By blending law and economics, it allows students from various backgrounds to understand the legal and economic logic of the constraints that determine the environment of any economic enterprise: contract law, competition law, and trade law. The course is offered by the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), a Center of Excellence at Tilburg University, globally renowned for its research on the governance of economic activity.

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Public Sector Economics Public Sector Economics
  • Jul 2015
  • International £ 1,725 per module
  • Not specified

This course introduces students to the field of Public Sector Economics. It provides an overview of the most important topics in Public Sector Economics, such as: microeconomic foundations (externalities, failures of a competitive market, experimental evidence), social welfare and theory of public choice, education, social security (with examples from current research agenda), taxation, and fiscal policy (including debt analysis). The course is designed in a way that allows students develop tools of analysis applicable to the topic of Public Sector Economics and contribute to class-based discussions.

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Alternative Approaches to Macroeconomics Alternative Approaches to Macroeconomics
  • Jul 2015
  • International £ 1,725 per module
  • Not specified

Since the global financial crisis of 2008 there has been awareness of a divergence between theory and an effective approach to macroeconomic policy issues. There is increased recognition of the incompleteness of economic knowledge in an uncertain and changing social setting. This has been felt by professional economists as well as by students who have been active in demanding a more 'pluralist approach' to their study of economics. This course therefore aims to introduce students to critical analysis of the building blocks of 'mainstream' macroeconomics, and to some of the approaches offered as alternatives.

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ACCA ACCA
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • Not specified

On average, it takes most Kaplan students 3-4 years to complete the ACCA qualification. There are 16 papers in total and students need to pass up to 14 to complete the qualification. Most students take 2 or 3 papers per sitting.

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Unexpected Economics Unexpected Economics
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Why are we choosing to have fewer children, even as we put more time into raising each one? Why are we so often willing to follow the herd and the opinions of strangers when making important decisions, even when those decisions are deeply personal? Why do people bother to vote in elections even when they believe their vote can't possibly influence the outcome? Most surprising: Why are questions like these increasingly attracting the attention of economists?

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International Diploma in Management and Finance International Diploma in Management and Finance
  • Jan 2016
  • Mar 2016
  • Jun 2015
  • Sep 2015
  • International £ 22,615 per year
  • 15 months

Equivalent to the first year of a degree, for entry into the second year of BSc Business Economics, BSc Business Management, BSc Finance, BSc Economics and BSc Economics with Finance.

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Law and Economics - Competition and Market Regulation in Europe and China Law and Economics - Competition and Market Regulation in Europe and China
  • Jul 2015
  • National € 1,600 per module
  • International € 1,600 per module
  • 12 days

In this course the student is introduced to important cornerstones of market-based societies: supervision and enforcement of laws regulating companies’ behaviour on a market. The course contains both substantive issues of competition law and institutional issues on how to supervise markets.

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America and the New Global Economy America and the New Global Economy
  • Any time
  • National $ 319 per module
  • International $ 319 per module
  • Not specified

The global economy in 1950 was defined by a lack of interconnectedness and U.S. economic dominance. More than half a century later, stronger international economic ties and the rise of the Chinese and Indian economies are just two of the dramatic changes that are underway as globalization—the process of the world's diverse countries coming together and sharing experiences, events, and trade—continues to be a force in our economic climate.

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New Venture Creation and Entrepeneurship New Venture Creation and Entrepeneurship
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 1,200 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,200 per module
  • 12 days

New Venture Creation and Entrepreneurship - This course examines the economic, social and ecological aspects of new ventures using a sustainable entrepreneurship approach.

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Global Economic Issues Global Economic Issues
  • Jun 2015
  • EEA £ 1,480 per module
  • 1 months

Does minimum wage legislation lead to job losses? Was the United States justified in its protection of its steel industry through high import tariffs? Should the EU protect its footwear producers from Chinese exports? This module enables you to analyse these types of public policy questions in an international context. You will learn how to research, debate issues and present work.

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