Public University of Navarre

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International Double Bachelor's degree in Economics, Management and Business Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 176405 Subject title: APPLIED ECONOMICS II
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Mandatory Year: 2 Period: 2º S
Department: Economía

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Module/Subject matter

Applied economics.


General proficiencies

Not applicable.


Specific proficiencies

Not applicable.



The teaching methodology differentiates theoretical and practical classes, since both have different objectives. Therefore, three different methods are considered.

- 1. Theoretical classes: master classes, handling of manuals, use of materials related to the subject. In these classes the student will be offered a global vision of the subject, focusing the presentations on the most complex issues and those that involve the greatest difficulty for the students. The aim is to provide the student with a guide so that he or she can carry out the study of all the contents of each topic. These classes are based on outlines and presentations prepared by the teacher and made available to students through the computer platform to support teaching (My Lecture Room), in order to avoid wasting time taking notes, allowing them to devote their attention to the content and discussion of the topic raised.

- 2. Practical classes: both practical exercises and analysis of current economic news and commentaries on economic articles are included, focusing on the analysis of some of the issues raised in the theoretical classes. Exchange of materials (approaches and solutions) through My Classroom. The aim is to familiarize the student with the use of economic concepts and variables, through the analysis of real economic data. The application of the knowledge acquired in the theoretical classes will allow the student to understand various issues in his economic environment.

- 3. Tutorials

a) Presential: individualized attention to each student in relation to issues related to the subject, both from a theoretical and practical point of view, in the place and time designated for it. Through this channel, students can ask questions of a diverse nature: doubts, resolution of issues and practices additional to those carried out in the classroom, expansion of bibliography or material related to aspects dealt with in the classroom.

b) Virtual: the development of computer applications and the generalisation of their use has provided the basis for the creation of computer platforms that are used as support tools for teaching. In this sense, the UPNA has a platform known as "Miaulario". This platform also allows a personalized attention of the student through various tools such as email or forums.

The learning activities are:

Activity Hours % in room
A1. Theoretical session 37 100
A2. Practical sessions 20 100
A3. Preparation of individual or group work and exercises 40 0
A4. Individual or small group tutorials 8 0
A5. Personal Study 42 0
A6. Exams 3 100
TOTAL 150  




Weight (%) It allows
test resit
required grade
R_EIS_01, R_EIS_02 Final exam 60 Recoverable 3
R_EIS_01, R_EIS_02 Practices, exercises, written essays 40 Recoverable* -

* But it will be recoverable with the final exam



Part One: Input-Output Tables

Theme 1. The structure of the European System of Accounts (ESA2010)

Theme 2. The input-output table as an accounting schema

Theme 3. The input output table. Demand model and its applications

Theme 4. The input output table. Applications to regional analysis

Part Two: World Economy

Theme 5. International monetary and financial relations

Theme 6: Foreign direct investment and transnational corporations

Theme 7. Integration and economic crisis



Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

Bibliography in English

  • BIS, 2015: The international monetary and financial system. BIS 85 annual report Chapter 5, pp. 83-100. Basel 2015. Avaiable at

  • UNCTAD: World Investment Report. Several years. Avaiable at:

  • Iván Arribas Fernández Emili Tortosa Ausina (Eds.), 2015: Banking integration and Financial crisis. Some recent developments. Fundación BBVA, Bilbalo 2015. Aviable at

  • Eurostat, 2008: Eurostat Manual of Supply, Use and Input-Output Tables, 2008. Avaiable at:

  • Additional references and texts will be provided by the teacher
  • Lequiller, F., Blades, D. (2014): Understanding national accounts. 2 edition, revised and expanded. OCDE. París.
  • Eurostat (2013): European system of accounts ESA 2010. Office for Official Publications of the European Union. Luxemburgo.
  • United Nations (2018): Handbook of Supply, Use and Input-Output Tables with extensions and applications. United Nations. New York.

Bibliography in Spanish

  • Muñoz, C., Iráizoz, B., Rapún, M. (2020): Introducción a la economía aplicada. Magnitudes y cuentas económicas. 6ª edición. Thomson Civitas. Cizur Menor.
  • Alonso, J.A. (Coord.) (2021): Lecciones sobre economía mundial: introducción al desarrollo y a las relaciones económicas internacionales, 10ª edición. Thomson Civitas. Cizur Menor.
  • Bilbao, J. y Longás, J.C. (Coord.) (2009): Temas de economía mundial. Delta Publicaciones. Madrid.
  • Garcia Delgado, J.L., Myro, R. (Dir.) (2023): Lecciones de economía española. 16ª edición. Thomson Civitas. Cizur Menor.
  • Garcia Delgado, J.L., Myro, R. (Dir.) (2023): Economía española : una introducción. 5ª edición.  Thomson Civitas. Cizur Menor.
  • Muñoz, C., Iráizoz, B., Rapún, M. (2010): Las Cuentas de la Nación II. Ejercicios.Thomson Civitas. Madrid.

Other resources

 The applied nature of the course makes it very suitable for the use of material from other sources. In this regard, we can mention some periodical publications that usually include articles about subjects related to the subject: Economía Aplicada, Economía Industrial, Economistas, Información Comercial Española, Papeles de Economía Española, Revista Española de Estudios Agrosociales y Pesqueros.

Also of interest are some annual publications of official bodies, such as the Bank of Spain.

Likewise, international organisations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Population Fund, the Climate Change Fund, the OECD, as well as non-governmental organisations, publish studies and annual reports on subjects such as economic development, financial flows, emigration, population, climate change, etc., which are valuable sources of information and analysis. They are usually available on the web.

Some relevant Internet addresses where, in addition to the mentioned reports, relevant statistical information can be obtained are:


Bamk of Spain

World Bank




Instituto de Estadística de Navarra

Instituto Nacional de Estadística

Ministerio de Economía y Hacienda