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: Economics A1N
  • 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: week 09, 2017
  • 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. There are three grades: pass with distinction (VG), pass (G) and fail (U).

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 22, 2017

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Romer, David Advanced macroeconomics

    4 ed.: New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, cop. 2012, tr. 2011

    Find in the library