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2010/2011  BA-PPI2  Macroeconomics

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Course Information

Language English
Point 7,5 ECTS (225 SAT)
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Course Period Third Quarter
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study Board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course Coordinator
Mauricio Prado
Main Category of the Course
  • Economics, macro economics and managerial economics

Taught under Open University-Taught under open university.
Last updated on 29 maj 2012
Learning Objectives
After having followed the course the student should be able to:
  • Explain basic macroeconomic terminology (e.g. "growth", "recession", "natural unemployment", "hyper inflation", "trade balance deficit" etc.) in a comprehensive way.
  • Describe how real GDP is determined in the short run, the medium run and the long run.
  • Describe the main determinants of other important macroeconomic variables such as inflation, unemployment, real wage, interest rate, exchange rate etc.
  • Perform simple algebraically calculations related to developments in the main macroeconomic variables.
  • Describe and explain the assumptions and relations of the main macroeconomic models (e.g. the classical model for the economy in the long run, the IS/LM model, the Solow growth model, the AD/AS model, etc.).
  • Illustrate diagrammatically these models, perform policy experiments (like increasing Government Purchases or changing the Money Supply) and interpret verbally what happens when moving from one equilibrium to another.
  • Solve algebraically simple macroeconomic models in order to determine the value of the variables in equilibrium and changes in the variables (national income, interest rate, consumption, investment, etc.).
Written 4-hours closed book exam
Exam Period May/June
Written 4-hours closed book exam, graded by internal examiner on the 7-point scale. The make-up and re-examination takes place according to the same rules as the regular examination.
Exam aids: No aids allowed other than basic language dictionaries (e.g. from mother tongue to English and vice versa and English/English) and non-programmable calculators
Prerequisites for Attending the Exam
Course Content

Teaching Methods
Lectures and Exercises.

N. Gregory Mankiw & Mark Taylor. Macroeconomics. European Edition. Worth Publishers ISBN: 978-0-7167-7369-6 (Chapters 1-14 and 19: 462 pages)