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Economics of Population - ECO00015I

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  • Department: Economics and Related Studies
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. William Jackson
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2021-22

Module aims

  • To provide a critical introduction to population economics that gives a broad overview of the field
  • To highlight and analyse key debates within population economics

Module learning outcomes

On completing the module a student will be able to:

  • Understand how population interacts with the economy
  • Compare and evaluate the main arguments and theories within population economics
  • Apply economic analysis to population questions
  • Reach an independent critical judgement about the economic aspects of population


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

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Indicative reading

Simon, J.L. (1998). The Ultimate Resource 2. Princeton University Press.
Harrison, P. (1993). The Third Revolution. Penguin.
Livi-Bacci, M. (2012). A Concise History of World Population. 5th ed. Blackwell.
Newbold, K.B. (2007). Six Billion Plus. 2nd ed. Rowman and Littlefield.

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