Political Economy


COURSE OUTLINE

 

  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTRY SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT
STUDY LEVEL Undergraduate
COURSE CODE Β0006 SEMESTER 1st
COURSE TITLE Political Economy
INDEPENDENT TEACHING ACTIVITIES

 

TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS
Lectures and laboratory course 5 5
COURSE TYPE Core; Basic Knowledge
PREREQUISITE COURSE(S):
LANGUAGE (TEACHING AND EXAMS) Greek
THE COURSE IS OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS Yes (in English)
COURSE WEBSITE (URL) https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/OPE01142/

 

  1. TEACHING OUTCOMES
Teaching outcomes
Students become familiar with the main economic concepts and tools necessary for a more advanced study in microeconomics and macroeconomics
General capabilities
§  Independent work

§  Literature search, data analysis and synthesis

§  Development of inductive reasoning

 

 

  1. COURSE CONTENT
  1. Introduction.
  2. Economic theories
  3. The economic problem (the curve of production capacity, the economic circuit, the functions of the economic system, the role of the State).
  4. The theory of utility
  5. The demand and supply of goods (price determination, prices and production in perfect competition, monopoly, etc.).
  6. Functioning of the market under perfect competition
  7. State intervention – Objectives and means
  8. Gross Domestic Product
  9. Price indices: Calculation, Consumer Price Indices. Deflation
  10. Introduction to macroeconomic analysis (consumption, savings and investment functions; unemployment and inflation).
  11. The Theory of International Trade
  12. The key features of European integration
  13. Re-run lecture

 

  1. TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSESSMENT METHODS
DELIVERING METHOD In classroom
IT USE §  Power point, videos

§  e-class

 

TEACHING ORGANIZATION Activity Semester workload

 

Lectures 52
Assignment 15
Applied exercises 13
Independent study 45
Course total

(25-hour workload per credit unit)

 

125

STUDENT ASSESSMENT

 

Written exams at the end of the semester both on theoretical and practical courses, consisting of (a) multiple choice (b) numerical exercises (c) theoretical problems explanations.

 

 

  1. PROPOSED LITERATURE
[18549061]: ΑΡΧΕΣ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΗΣ ΘΕΩΡΙΑΣ. Case-Fair-Oster

[32997689]: Αρχές οικονομικής, Parkin Michael, Powell Melanie, Matthews Kent

[68373080]: ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΗ: ΜΙΚΡΟΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΗ. Sloman J, Wride A., Garratt D.

[12437139]: ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΑΝΑΛΥΣΗ. Βελέντζας Κων/νος