ECONOMICS OF CORRUPTION - 2022/3
Module code: ECO3054
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The module explores the incidence of corruption from an economic perspective. It is based on the relevant academic literature and incorporates both microeconomic and macroeconomic approaches. Different aspects of corruption are examined, such as causes and consequences, and a deeper understanding around the topic is developed.
ARSENIS Panagiotis (Economics)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: L100
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 66
Lecture Hours: 22
Guided Learning: 40
Captured Content: 22
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicatively, content includes:
- Measuring corruption
- Causes of corruption
- Consequences of bureaucratic corruption: theory and evidence
- Consequences of political corruption
- Foreign bribery
- How confidence facilitates illegal transactions: an empirical approach
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
The summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Coursework 1, 2000-word essay;
- 2-hour examination.
Feedback is provided upon completion of the coursework including comments on student performance, and how to improve, where applicable.
- Provide students with a conceptual and factual framework to facilitate a deeper understanding of the incidence of corruption.
|001||Understand the dynamics of corruption||KC|
|002||Understand the application of known concepts to a specific area of economics||KC|
|003||Develop critical thinking||CT|
|004||Develop research and writing skills||CPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to meet the module's aims and learning outcomes.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- 2-hour lecture per week × 11 weeks;
- Class discussion.
The expected amount of independent study time is 128 hours.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Business Economics BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Economics BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Politics and Economics BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.