Syllabus for Economics: Macroeconomic Theory
Economics: Macroeconomic Theory
- 7.5 credits
- Course code: 2NE913
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Established: 2007-01-24
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Social Sciences
- Revised: 2017-02-22
- Revised by: The Department Board
- Applies from: Spring 2017
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is 60 credits in economics and 15 credits in statistics (or closely related subject).
- Responsible department: Department of Economics
After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to conduct advanced and independent analyses of important real world macroeconomic issues.
The course covers four major areas: (i) economic growth, (ii) fiscal policy, (iii) monetary policy, (iv) the open economy. Questions addressed include the following: Why are some countries richer than others? What is the role of fiscal and monetary policy and how can policy affect economic fluctuations? How do trade and international financial markets affect the macro economy and what is the role of policy and exchange rates in the open economy?
The course material will be presented in lectures.
The course will be concluded by a written exam. There are three grades: pass with distinction (VG), pass (G) and fail (U).
Applies from: Spring 2017
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
4 ed.: New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, cop. 2012, tr. 2011