Syllabus for Macroeconomic Theory

Makroekonomisk teori


  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2NE814
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Economics A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (F), Sufficient (E), Satisfactory (D), Good (C), Very good (B), Excellent (A)
  • Established: 2019-05-14
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Autumn 2020
  • Entry requirements:

    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

Learning outcomes

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.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Romer, David Advanced macroeconomics

    Fifth edition: New York: McGraw-Hill Education, [2019]

    Find in the library


Last modified: 2022-04-26