1. Basic tools for empirical economic analysis
2. Defining and measuring poverty, consumption and social exclusion
3. The 2008 Great Recession: causes
4. The 2008 Great Recession: government responses
5. Effects of the Great Recession on the welfare of families
The course runs on a system of continuous assessment. Students must write one small essay and also sit four exams based on the four compulsory readings.
Each exam based on the readings is worth 20% of the grade for the course, the short essay is worth a remaining 20%. There is no final exam in this subject.
The small essay will be written in groups of three or four people. Some basic knowledge in statistics is needed in order to write the essay.
There is no pass mark for any of the assessment items (readings exams and small essay), but the student must get a minimum of 5 out of 10 to pass the course.
Those who have not passed the subject by the continuous evaluation system and who have obtained a minimum score of 3 out of 10 in the weighted average of the short essay and compulsory readings exams, may take the re-sit exam. Students who have a mark of less than 3 will have failed the subject.
The student is not allowed to take the re-sit exam if he/she has passed the continuous evaluation system.
The re-sit exam is worth 100% of the final grade and will cover the whole set of readings.
The final grade for students that take the re-sit exam will be five if the student passes the re-sit exam. Otherwise, he/she will eventually get the grade obtained in the continuous assessment system.
The student who, taking an evaluation activity (part-time exam, final exam, participation) is caught cheating (for example, possessing and/or using cheat sheets, notes, PowerPoint slides or mobile phones) will have a final grade of zero in the grade for February. In addition to this, we will inform the Coordination of Studies of the Faculty of Business and Economics about the inappropriate behavior of the student, in order to assess the possible opening of a disciplinary procedure.
Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
The "Not presented" grade involves having participated (only) in elements contained in the assessment criteria that totaled less than 50% of the total weight of the subject.
Explanations in the classroom will focus on the most important ideas contained in the four compulsory readings. In addition to this, topic 1 introduces some basic tools to be used both in the classroom as well as when writing the short essay.
The list of compulsory readings that you can find in the syllabus is provisional. The definitive list of readings will be delivered on the first day of class.