Economic Assignment on Global Economy

Assignment Remit
Programme Title Department of Economics
Module Title The Global Economy
Module Code 07 31836
Assignment Title Essay
Level Undergraduate Year 1
Weighting 50%
Lecturers Prof Robert Elliot, Dr. Allan Beltran
Hand Out Date 18/03/2021
Due Date & Time 29/04/2021 12 pm
Feedback Post Date 21/05/2021
Assignment Format Essay
Assignment Length 2,000 words
Submission Format Online Individual
Considering both, the historical evidence on pandemics and the current evidence from the
COVID-19 pandemic, use economic arguments to discuss ONE of the following topics:
 The effect of pandemics on institutions
 The effect of pandemics on wages
 The effect of pandemics on trade
 The effect of pandemics on income inequality
Module Learning Outcomes:
In this assessment the following learning outcomes will be covered:
LO 1. Discuss key global challenges and their economic implications
LO 2. Recognize the fundamentals behind the dynamics of the global economy
LO 3. Identify how key macroeconomic theories can be applied to growth, trade and
business cycles.
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