Courses Bachelor Display 2019-2020

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Course title Macroeconomics and Economic Policy
Course code EBC2040
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 29-10-2019 21-12-2019 X L X
Level Intermediate
Coordinator Erik de Regt
For more information: e.deregt@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
- Deepening of (open economy) macroeconomic models for the short- and medium-run
- Deepening the understanding of macroeconomic stabilisation policy in open economies
- Relating macroeconomic theories to stylised facts and empirics
Description
This course elaborates the macroeconomic topics and theories that have been discussed in the first year. The central question always concerns the coordination between the goods market, the labour market and financial markets, both in a closed and open economy framework. Coordination failures play a central role in explaining macroeconomic fluctuations, providing roles for fiscal and monetary policy.
The courses develops a new Keynesian view of macroeconomics, developing theories and models for the short- and medium-run. Using recent OECD Economic Outlooks, macroeconomic theory is applied to a wide variety of recent macroeconomic problems and policy dilemmas.
Literature
Knowledge and understanding of first year microeconomics and macroeconomics, supplemented with a few academic articles like Perloff, J.M. (2018), Microeconomics 8th international edition, Pearson Blanchard O. (2017), Macroeconomics, 7th international, Pearson.
Prerequisites
Knowledge and understanding of first year microeconomics and macroeconomics, like
Perloff, J.M. (2011), Microeconomics 6th international edition, Pearson
Blanchard O. and D. Johnsonn (2013), Macroeconomics, 6th edition, Pearson.

An advanced level of English
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Groupwork
Assessment methods Final Paper / Participation / Written Exam
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
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