Economics B: Macroeconomics
Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 2NE671
- Education cycle
- First cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Economics G1F
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
- Finalised by
- The Board of the Department of Economics, 29 September 2011
- Responsible department
- Department of Economics
At least 22.5 credits from Economics A.
After completing the course, the student is expected to:
- be able to analyse central questions within macroeconomics using simple macroeconomic models
- have a good knowledge of macroeconomic theory for both long-term growth and short-term business cycle fluctuations
- understand how the economy is affected by international macroeconomic contexts
- understand how monetary and fiscal policy affect the economy
The course deals with central macroeconomic theory for both long-term growth and short-term fluctuations, inflation and unemployment, exchange rates and international trade. As compared to previous levels, there is an in-depth analysis of consumption and investment theory, business cycles, the role of financial markets, wage formation and unemployment. The course also deals with the possibilities and limitations of economic policy, the importance of norms and institutional conditions, exchange rate systems, the position of the Riksbank and the role of fiscal policy in the short and long run.
The instruction consists of lectures .
The assessment consists of a written exam.
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2023
- Reading list valid from Spring 2017
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2016
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2015
- Reading list valid from Spring 2015
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2014
- Reading list valid from Spring 2014
- Reading list valid from Spring 2013
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2011, version 2
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2011, version 1
- Reading list valid from Spring 2008