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BA (Hons) Economics at Goldsmiths

This presentation is about the structure of the BA (Hons) Economics degree at the IMS, Goldsmiths.

Constantinos Repapis

on 7 October 2017

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The Goldsmiths' library of Economic Literature is the most important library for the development of economic thought in the UK.
The Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature
BA (Hons)Economics
BSc (Hons) Economics with Econometrics
Goldsmiths, University of London
IMS, Goldsmiths, University of London

Today economics means change.

Topics include:

Economic Analysis
Maths and Statistics
Quantitative Economics
Finance and Accounting
Communication and Presentation Skills

At Goldsmiths we encourage you to understand economic change by thinking outside the box and marrying innovation with tradition.
The Streams:

Stream I: Communication and Technology

Stream II: Markets and Organisations

Stream III: Human Behaviour and Choice

Stream IV: The Creative Impulse

Stream V: Concepts, Ideas and Perspectives
Not 'another' Economics degree
What is a market? How do markets function? In this stream you will explore the differences between markets and other types of organisations found in the modern economy.
In this stream:
You will explore the different types of social organisations, and how different cultures build and operate their markets.
You will explore the origins and ideology of today’s market system.
You will focus on management, strategy and other aspects of how organisations function in the modern marketplace.
II: Markets and Organisations
Why study Economics at Goldsmiths?

5 reasons:

Wide variety in minor streams to choose from. Make your education unique, and find your niche in the labor market.

Small classes, tutorials and lectures. Focus on creating a learning community between undergraduate, graduate and academic staff.

Real life examples- theory tailored to the modern post-crisis world.

Skills for the market place- presentation and communication skills, internships.

Quantitative skills that are in wide use by modern employers.

e-mail: c.repapis@gold.ac.uk
The programme each year:

Year 1:
What is economics about? What does an economist do?
Introductory Economics, Economic Reasoning, Mathematics for Economics and Business,Perspectives from the Social Sciences.

Year 2:
How does an economist analyse the real world? What tools does she/he use?
Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Quantitative Economics, Applied Quantitative Economics, Economic History, History of Economic Ideas
Economics with Econometrics: Further Mathematics for Economics

Year 3:
How can I use economic analysis effectively in the real world? What is my view of how the economy works?
International Economics, Public Economics, Communication and Presentation skills, Manias, Bubbles, Crises and Market Failure, Individual and Institutional Economic Behaviour
Economics with Econometrics: Econometrics, Further Econometrics, Topics in Mathematical Economics, From National Statistics to Big Data

Placements and study abroad
These will occur at your second year
Placements constitute a 15 credit option towards your degree.
Economists are usually employed in:

Government departments
National and regional development agencies
Economic consultancies
International and supranational organisations such as the United Nations and the European Union
Commercial and investment banks
Insurance companies

Why study Economics at Goldsmiths?

“Greater awareness of economic history and current real-world context”

“A more pluralistic approach to economics”

Better practical data-handling skills”
“Apply economics to real-world issues”

sources: GES & BoE conference on economics education (2012)
EN survey of employers of economic graduates (2013)
It holds more than 70,000 volumes published from the 15nth century until today.
Study Abroad
Has the way universities teach economics changed enough?
[The Guardian 28 April 2016]
"A curriculum that better prepares economic graduates for the challenges of the modern world."
"Focuses on how economists present their findings to non-specialists in an accessible way."
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