IDENTIFYING DATA 2019_20
Subject (*) PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED ECONOMICS Code 16214006
Study programme
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management (2009)
Cycle 1st
Descriptors Credit. Type Year Period
6 Basic Course First 2Q
Language
Anglès
Castellà
Català
Department Economics
Coordinator
SOLDEVILA LAFON, MARIA VICTÒRIA
LOVCHA , YULIYA
MARTÍN BOFARULL, MÓNICA
E-mail monica.martin@urv.cat
mariavictoria.soldevila@urv.cat
david.uceda@urv.cat
judit.albiol@urv.cat
yuliya.lovcha@urv.cat
Lecturers
MARTÍN BOFARULL, MÓNICA
SOLDEVILA LAFON, MARIA VICTÒRIA
UCEDA TARAMONA, DAVID
ALBIOL SÁNCHEZ, JUDIT
LOVCHA , YULIYA
Web http://http://moodle.urv.net/moodle/
General description The Principles of Applied Economics subject offers a vision that combines theory and practice in order to understand the characteristics, macromagnitudes and importance of economic activity. Specifically, the main features that characterize modern economies are presented, both in the sectors of activity in which they are structured, and in the institutions that govern them. It should be noted that the focus of the subject is eminently practical, since, apart from the theoretical characterization of each one of the topics, students use an important part of the work time to look for economic information, process it and prepare work and exercises .

Competences
Type A Code Competences Specific
 A1 Understand the basic micro-and macroeconomic principles involved in business management.
Type B Code Competences Transversal
 B5 Teamwork, collaboration and sharing of responsibility
 B6 Clear and effective communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in public or a specific technical field
Type C Code Competences Nuclear
 C1 Have an intermediate mastery of a foreign language, preferably English
 C3 Be able to manage information and knowledge
 C4 Be able to express themselves correctly both orally and in writing in one of the two official languages of the URV

Learning outcomes
Type A Code Learning outcomes
 A1 Use instruments for analyzing the economic structure of a territory.
Understand the various activities, institutions and agents present in the Spanish economy.
Understand the most common documentary sources for analysing economic activity.
Use and combine information from various documentary sources, extract the essential content and write synthetic reports on sectors or regions.
Type B Code Learning outcomes
 B5 Participate actively and share information, knowledge and experience.
 B6 Draft documents with the appropriate format, content, structure, language accuracy and register, and illustrate concepts using the appropriate conventions: formats, titles, footnotes, captions, etc.
Type C Code Learning outcomes
 C1 Understand routine information and articles.
 C3 Locate and access information effectively and efficiently.
 C4 Produce well-structured, clear and rich written texts

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
LESSON 1.- NATIONAL ACCOUNTS 1.1. National accounts
1.2. From GDP to net lending/borrowing


LESSON 2. - SECTORAL ANALYSIS 2.1. Sectoral economic structure
2.2. Intersectoral relations
LESSON 3. –ECONOMIC GROWTH 3.1. Economic Growth.
3.2. Labour market and determinants
of economic growth
3.3. Public sector

LESSON 4. – FOREIGN SECTOR OF AN ECONOMY 4.1. Balance of payments
4.2. Foreign sector indicators
LESSON 5. SOCIOECONOMIC INDICATORS 5.1. International comparisons
5.2. Welfare, inequality and poverty

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours
Hours outside the classroom
(**) Total hours
Introductory activities
A5
A7
0.5 0.5 1
Lecture
A7
C3
30.5 29.5 60
IT-based practicals in computer rooms
A5
C3
6 10 16
Assignments
A5
A7
B5
B6
C1
C3
C4
6 30 36
Personal attention
B6
1 0 1
Practical cases/ case studies in the classroom
A1
C3
12 20 32
 
Extended-answer tests
A1
C3
C4
4 0 4
 
(*) On e-learning, hours of virtual attendance of the teacher.
(**) The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies
  Description
Introductory activities Presentation of contents, methodologies and assessment
Lecture Synthetic lectures of the main contents of each lesson
IT-based practicals in computer rooms Exercises related with each lesson of the course
Assignments Carry out the group work according to the teacher's instructions and tutorials (assessable)
Personal attention Personalized attention to solve questions and doubts.
Practical cases/ case studies in the classroom Solution of case studies and articles

Personalized attention
Description
Personalized attention is based on clarifying students' doubts during tutorials, helping in the computer room and tutoring the project.

Assessment
Methodologies Competences Description Weight        
Assignments
A5
A7
B5
B6
C1
C3
C4
Team project - The contents, methodology and deadlines will be indicated by the teacher 25%
Extended-answer tests
A1
C3
C4
Exam with all the contents. There are 2 exams:

- Midterm covering Lesson 1 and 2. (10%)

- Final evaluation: with all the contents Lesson 1 to 5. (60%)
70%
Others  

Participation in the case studies and solving questions.

5%
 
Other comments and second call

The students who get a grade lower than 3,5 at the final exam will fail the course in the 1st call.

Evaluation in 2nd call. The final grade wil be the best result between two options:

a) 25% project grade + 75% final exam grade

b) 100% final exam grade


Sources of information

Basic MUÑOZ CIDAD, C. et al. , Las cuentas de la nación II. Introducción a la economía aplicada, 3a ed., 2008, Civitas, Madrid.
MUÑOZ CIDAD, C. et al. , Las cuentas de la nación I. Introducción a la economía aplicada, 3a ed., 2008, Civitas, Madrid.
MARTINEZ CHACÓN, E. , Economía española, 2a ed., 2009, Ed. Ariel, Barcelona
MARTIN, M. et al. , Introducció a l’economia aplicada: Fonts i instruments, 2000, Servei Lingüístic URV (EINA 17).
GARCIA DELGADO, J.L. i R. MYRO (coord.) , Lecciones de economía española, 10a ed., 2011, Civitas, Madrid.
DELGADO, M.J. et al. , Introducción a la economía aplicada: metodología, fuentes estadísticas y casos prácticos, 2002, Ariel Practicum, Barcelona.
SERRANO, J. et al., Entorno económico: Instrumentos para su análisis, 2009, Ed. Pirámide

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