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Course module: 310167-M-3
Applied Economic Analysis 1
Course info
Course module310167-M-3
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryMA (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Economics and Management; TiSEM: Economics; Economics;
Is part of
M Economics
prof. dr. J. Boone
Other course modules lecturer
prof. dr. J.A. Smulders
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2020
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
RemarksCaution: this information is subject to change
Registration openfrom 25/08/2020 up to and including 20/08/2021

The aims of this course are:

(i) to learn general professional skills and tools that allow you to bridge theory and practice

(ii) To make you familiar with the use of open source software

(iii) Career orientation


This course exposes you to what economists do in professional economic analysis, consultancy, and policy advice. Through hands-on assignments, you will find out how to combine theory and data to find workable solutions to economic problems.
After completing the "Canon track", you know how to select theories and evidence from the whole field of economics to perform economic analysis and how to communicate the outcomes of economic analysis to economists and non-economists.
After completing the "Python track" of this course, you know how to find open source solutions for problems that you may need to solve for your thesis or in your future job; you are able to work economicmodels using the python programming language and you can report the results on the web; you can create a homepage on Github with a link to the project that you do for this course. You can collaborate with others on the web, e.g. by using Github. You give presentations using html.
After completing the "Career classes" you know how to start your career planning.

Type of instructions

Interactive lectures with small team assignments in class and several homework assignments.

All students do the "career classes" which aim at career orientation.

Each student chooses between "canon track" (aimed at learning how to communicate economics) and the "python track" (aimed at learning open source software and programming skills).

Type of exams

Your final grade is determined by assignments, some of which can be done in a group.
Contact person
prof. dr. J.A. Smulders
Timetable information
Applied Economic Analysis 1
Required materials
Tirole (2017) describes both how economists work and the main current issues in economics at a depth that is informative for economists and in a language that is accessible to non-economists.
Title:Economics for the Common Good
Author:Tirole, J.
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Recommended materials
Assignment (100%)

Final grade

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