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2017/2018  KAN-CCMVV2001U  Advanced Macroeconomics

English Title
Advanced Macroeconomics

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Elective
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for MSc in Economics and Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Mauricio Prado - Department of Economics (ECON)
Kontaktinformation: https:/​/​e-campus.dk/​studium/​kontakt eller Contact information: https:/​/​e-campus.dk/​studium/​kontakt
Main academic disciplines
  • Economics
Last updated on 30-06-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: Students are required to:
  • explain the fundamentals of growth and productivity.
  • explain the determinants of production, consumption, savings and investment.
  • explain the effects of policies and shocks on the economy.
Course prerequisites
This course is closed for enrollment of AEF students.

To be able to follow the course, students are advised that some background knowledge of mathematics and economics is helpful. The key mathematical requirements are knowledge of methods of optimization subject to constraints and basic ideas of probability and statistics. In terms of economics, the course assumes understanding of intermediate micro- and macroeconomics.
Advanced Macroeconomics:
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Winter
Aids Limited aids, see the list below:
The student is allowed to bring
  • Books (including translation dictionaries), compendiums and notes in paper format
At all written sit-in exams the student has access to the basic IT application package (Microsoft Office (minus Excel), digital pen and paper, 7-zip file manager, Adobe Acrobat, Texlive, VLC player, Windows Media Player). PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the exam : Read more about exam aids and IT application packages here
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
Course content and structure

The aim of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the macroeconomic environment of businesses. Such understanding is essential for key employees in both financial and non-financial institutions, corporations, and the government. The course focuses on growth and productivity. Growth is a huge problem for the world economy these days, and productivity is a major challenge to the developed and developing economies. The course will also study the determinants of production, consumption, saving and investment. Their interplay with growth and productivity is at the core of both short term and long term economic policies in the US and in the EU.

Teaching methods
The course is composed of 12 three-hour sessions. These class activities will involve lectures and problem-solving exercises. There will be sessions with practitioners (e.g. chief economist of a major bank, economist from the ministry of Finance or the central bank).
Feedback during the teaching period
Office hours
Student workload
Preparation / exam 170 hours
Classes (lectures and exercises) 36 hours
Further Information


This course is closed for enrollment of AEF students.

Expected literature
  • Romer, David (2012) Advanced Macroeconomics, McGraw-Hill, 4th edition. Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. ISBN 978-0-07-351137-5
  •  Further recommended readings and articles will be posted in Learn.
Last updated on 30-06-2017