Courses Bachelor Display 2022-2023

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Course title Intermediate Macroeconomics for Pre-master
Course code EBC2186
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 6-2-2023 31-3-2023 X X
Level Premaster
Coordinator Lenard Lieb
For more information: l.lieb@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Introduce students to an intermediate level of macroeconomics by linking theory, data, and current policy debates. Provide students with theory-based arguments required to understand relevant macroeconomic issues in academic and policy discourse.
Description
In this course we discuss how national income, employment, and prices are determined. We study long-run economic growth as well as short-run fluctuations in economic activity, unemployment, and inflation. We then analyse tools of fiscal and monetary policies. Throughout this course economic data is tightly woven into the discussion of economic theory.

By the end of this course we are able to critically assess and contribute to discussions on current economic issues and give an educated assessment on economic commentary, analyses, or policy proposals (for example in publications such as the The Wall Street Journal or The Economist).
Literature
Olivier Blanchard, Macroeconomics, Pearson, 7th (global) edition
Prerequisites
Keywords
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Lecture / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive)
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Pre-master Economics Disciplinary Course(s)
Pre-master Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets Disciplinary Course(s)
Pre-master Financial Economics Disciplinary Course(s)