RDEV20030 Applied Economic Analysis

Academic Year 2021/2022

This stage 2 module is designed to equip students with the tools and skills necessary to analyse the operation of the agri-food economy in a national and global context. Students will gain insights into the structure and driving forces of food markets; develop their capacity to analyse producer, consumer and market behaviour as it applies to the sector and assess the implications of agricultural, trade and environmental policy for the agri-food sector and the wider economy.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to: 1. Analyse the structure and performance of agri-food markets 2. Apply the tools of economic analysis to model producer and consumer behaviour in relation to agri-food markets. 3. Identify and evaluate the impacts of agricultural, trade and environmental policy on agri-food markets and the wider economy.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The approach to teaching and learning is based on lectures, active learning, tutorials and self-study exercises. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Applied Economic Analysis (AERD20010), Appl Econ Analysis (Tfr) (RDEV20150)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Quizzes and exercises. Throughout the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Examination: Final Term Exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Solutions to assessments will be discussed interactively in class after the assessment.

“Economics”, 4th edition (2017), N.G. Mankiw and M.P. Taylor, Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA, Andover, UK
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Thurs 15:00 - 16:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Tues 16:00 - 17:50