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Course title Macroeconomics
Course code EBC1018
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 6-2-2023 31-3-2023 L X X L
Level Introductory
Coordinator Giulia Piccillo
For more information: 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. (August 2020), Macroeconomics, Global Edition, 8th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN-13: 9781292351612, Chapters 1-13, 21.1-21.2, 22-23, including the corresponding chapter appendices (with the exception of the appendix of Ch. 23).
Prerequisites
Coverage of basic mathematics, in particular algebra, and some calculus.
An advanced level of English
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork / Research / Skills
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Attendance / Participation / Written Exam / Assignment / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
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