Courses Bachelor Display 2020-2021

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Course title Economics for Business Engineering
Course code BENC1005
ECTS credits 5,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 1-2-2021 26-3-2021 X X
Level no level
Coordinator Diogo Sampaio Lima
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Language of instruction English
* Understand the basic concepts of microeconomics
* Learn about the different types of markets structures
* Learn and apply macroeconomic principles to understand the macroeconomic performance of a country
* Learn and understand the impact of fiscal and monetary policies
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS. This course is both an introduction to microeconomics as well as macroeconomics. Microeconomics is the economics branch concerned with the decisions of individuals and how they use markets to interact. We start by learning the basic concepts of microeconomics such as supply and demand, elasticities and the variety of market structures. We then focus on macroeconomics, which deals with the aggregate behavior of the economy. We will learn about such topics as why some countries grow faster than others, how the financial and monetary system work and the influence of monetary and fiscal policy on the aggregate demand for goods and services.
Mankiw, Gregory. Principles of Economics, 9th Edition (2020)
Microeconomics, macroeconomics, law of supply and demand, elasticity, cost and production functions, market structures such as perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly, monopolistic competition, monopsony, gross domestic and gross national products, inflation, employment and labor indicators, monetary and fiscal policies.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Lecture
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Written Exam
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This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Business Engineering Year 1 Compulsory Course(s)