Economics Courses

Economics Courses

Applying Econometrics for Policy Evaluation

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This two-day course covers a range of econometric evaluation techniques that are used to gauge policy impacts (with a focus on microeconomic contexts). Consideration is given to standard regression-based approaches, instrumental methods, difference-in-differences and matching methods.

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Appraising Policies, Programmes and Projects

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Behavioural Economics

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This two day course introduces students with an undergraduate background in economic theory to the foundations of behavioural economics. It commences with an overview of behavioural economics as an emergent property of economics and psychology, before introducing investigative methods and perspectives of particular relevance to behavioural economics. The course then recapitulates and contrasts traditional, rational choice based approaches to economics and contrasts these with alternative approaches derived from behavioural insights. It will cover an introduction to prospect theory as well as the role of heuristics in decision making processes.

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Behavioural Policy Appraisal

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Cost benefit analysis (CBA) lies at the heart of policy appraisal in Government and increasingly for the private and voluntary sector too. For CBA to be useful in informing resource allocation decisions, we need to accurately measure all the causal impacts of the policy and to attach a monetary value to them.

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Booms, Recessions and Bubbles

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Certificate in Advanced Macroeconomics

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The aim of these modules is to make participants aware of the intellectual developments that have shaped current macroeconomic policy. It reviews both the recent theoretical and empirical literature and considers the agenda likely to influence policymakers in years to come. As well as reviewing these developments we will also provide an understanding of the key mathematical and econometric tools utilised in current macroeconomic research.

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Competition and Regulation

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This two day course will give a refresher on key topics in competition and regulation, and provide information on the latest developments in this area.

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Economic Growth

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The purpose of this two day course is to present an overview of the theory of economic growth, at a Masters / advanced undergraduate level. The main theories are introduced in as intuitive a way as possible, to pinpoint as rigorously as possible which ones withstand empirical scrutiny and why. This is not a theoretical course, but techniques are discussed that help think about the economic growth question in a unified manner, and that motivate the empirical questions in the field. Throughout the class, special attention is being paid to data, and to what empirical research has taught us about the effective determinants of economic growth. The proposed structure leaves plenty of room for group discussions, particularly as regards more recent developments on both empirical and theoretical fronts.

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Economic Statistics

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The aim of these half-day modules is to enable students develop a better understanding of economic statistics and its uses in the policy making arena. This includes interpreting and analysing economic statistics while understanding its limitations.

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Economics for Non-Economists

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This three-day course will introduce and explain the concepts and tools of economics. It will teach participants a number of economic principles, furnishing them with a set of tools to both enhance their analytical ability and to enable them to work more closely with economists. Applications and case-studies will be presented alongside the theory; participants will be encouraged to relate these to their own areas of work and that of their organisation as a whole. The approach will be discursive and participatory.

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Economics for non-economists: Intermediate Macroeconomics

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This course builds on the introductory Economics for non-economists course. The purpose of this course is to review and analyse current macroeconomic issues and events, from the perspective of the interactions between the private sector and government policymakers. We focus in particular on the keys to economic growth, the determinants of business cycles, the role of fiscal and monetary policies, and the causes and consequences of the Great Recession of 2008.

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Economics for non-economists: Intermediate Microeconomics

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This two day course builds on the introductory Economics for non-economists course. Participants will revisit some familiar concepts and will gain more insight into the theory behind some key principles of economics and develop a broader understanding of how they directly influence government policy.

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Economics of Taxation

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This programme consists of five 'Masters-level' modules. Participants will gain a detailed knowledge of the theory, general principles and key concepts of taxation.

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International Economics

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International economics is an old subject, which almost goes back to the beginning of economics as an autonomous field. It continues to grow in importance as countries become tied more to the international economy.

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International Finance

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This two day course is taught at Masters level and aims to introduce participants to the main economic perspectives on the balance of payments, the exchange rate and its underlying macroeconomic drivers.

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Introduction to Panel Data Analysis using STATA

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This two day course is designed to serve as an introduction to panel data analysis and emphasis will be placed on providing an intuitive explanation of the underlying theory and the practical implementation thereof.

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Introduction to Quantitative Analysis Using STATA

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This two day programme provides a comprehensive introduction to STATA and enables participants to practice application of the issues covered. As a result, delegates will understand (i) the theory behind particular quantitative (mainly econometric) techniques and (ii) how to physically code these into STATA and understand its outputs.

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Macroeconomics Refresher and Update

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This two day course seeks to recapitulate and revise the main elements of mainstream macro-economic theory, covering the classic model of aggregate supply, Keynesian demand analysis and a simplified general equilibrium framework. In the closing session alternative methodological perspectives will be addressed and throughout the workshop, the discussion will touch on the shortcomings and simplifications of the models covered.

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Microeconomics of Public Policy

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This two day course will provide a selective, up-to-date review of analytical methods in microeconomics for the study of the public sector. It will review some of the principles underlying the role of the state and the design of the tax system and explore the problems that arise in applying these principles. Delegates will be provided with an introduction to recent relevant developments in public economics, including behavioural public economics, drawing on current research.

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Microeconomics Refresher and Update

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This 2-day workshop will refresh your understanding of the core analytical approaches and models of microeconomics, and their application to current policy. This workshop is suited to both Assistant Economists and Economic Advisors. You’ll reconsider the behaviour of consumers and firms and their interaction in markets and explore standard consumer choice theory and more recent behavioural approaches. Other topics under review are: perfectly competitive, monopolistic and oligopolistic market structures, welfare economics, and health and education policy.

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ONS Economic Statistics Series: National Accounts

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The course is voluntarily directed to non-experts. While it covers the theoretical definition of the main national accounts aggregates, it does it in a lively manner based on the concrete experience of the teacher.

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ONS Economic Statistics Series: Prices

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One of the most important economic statistics published by the ONS has been the inflation rate: first measured by RPI, more recently by CPI and currently also by CPIH. This two-day course will start by briefly exploring the economic and statistical theory behind the construction of these price indices.

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ONS Economic Statistics Series: Understanding Data and Basic Statistics

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This practical, two-day workshop will present an overview of the manipulations of data that are often required prior to statistical analysis. Topics will include dealing with outliers, combining data from different sources, calculating annual average growth rates, weighting and smoothing data and constructing indexes. It was also cover basic statistical methods used in describing data such as measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation and the use of dummy variables in regression analysis.

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ONS Economics Statistics Series: Inequality and poverty analysis

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This course provides an introduction to the ways in which analysts measure inequality and poverty, addressing conceptual issues and practical matters including data. There are also hands-on sessions in the computer lab.

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Principal Agent Theory

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The main objective of this two day course is to analyse the impact of incentives on behaviour inside organisations. The principal-agent problem will be outlined and applied to the public and private sector.

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Social Value Measurement: Principles and Practice

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This two day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and methods of social impact and social value measurement covering the ethics of social value and best-practice methodology and latest research in the field.

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Well-being: Theory, Analysis and Use in Policy-making

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This Wellbeing in Economics, Statistics and Social Research course is designed and delivered by academics, and public sector analysts, economics and statisticians at the 'coal-face' using wellbeing in government policy development.

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Writing as a GES Specialist for Senior Managers, Ministers and Policymakers

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This is a very practical two day course and regularly achieves an 'Excellent' rating from 100% of the delegates. It is designed to help economists to communicate technical, complex, detailed, abstract information simply, precisely and briefly to others (whether Ministers, managers, other officials or the public).

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