Courses Bachelor Display 2017-2018

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Course title Macroeconomics
Course code EBC1020
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessement None
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 5-2-2018 6-4-2018 L X/E X/E
Level Introductory
Coordinator Erik de Regt, Giulia Piccillo
For more information: e.deregt@maastrichtuniversity.nl; g.piccillo@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
-learn how to analyse the macroeconomic performance of a country
-learn to understand how to interpret and understand various types of macro economic policy
-understand current discussions about fiscal and monetary policy
- training in presentation- and team-skills
Description
The course provides an introduction into modern macroeconomic theory and economic policy. This gives basic tools needed to analyse macroeconomic developments. The course covers short-run fluctuations, medium-run equilibrium, and also long-run growth. It discusses macroeconomic policy in a European context, but in a globalizing world. The course includes training in presentation skills, where small teams present and discuss macroeconomic data for various countries.
Literature
Blanchard O. (2017), Macroeconomics, 7th Global Edition, Pearson
Prerequisites
Coverage of basic mathematics, in particular algebra.
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Groupwork
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research Year 1 Compulsory Courses