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On completion of this module you should be able to:
Understand and explain the principal economic policy issues in Ireland.
Critically assess the role of government in the economy.
Evaluate how Ireland’s position as a small open economy within the EU impacts our economic policy.
Discuss how productivity affects economic growth, and discuss economic growth in the Irish context.
Describe the economic causes of unemployment and discuss economic policy responses to the problem.
Discuss the key aims of fiscal policy, explain what comprises an appropriate fiscal stance, and evaluate fiscal policy in Ireland.
Explain why inflation is of such importance to economic policy, and discuss the causes and consequences of inflation for Ireland.
Describe the process of money creation; explain the role of central banks play in monetary policy.
Critically analyse the role of international trade in a small, open economy and the role of foreign direct investment in Ireland.
Discuss & explain the economic case for EMU, the role of the European Central Bank (ECB) in achieving price stability, and the role of closer co-ordination of economic policies including through the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP).
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: Group Assignment||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: exam||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
General feedback is provided to students on all their submitted assessment components.
|Mr Gavin Cassells||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Katherine Collins||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Gerard Dooley||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Ms Ciara Finlay||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|