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040216 VO Macroeconomics (MA) (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften



Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 05.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 12.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 19.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 09.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 16.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 23.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 30.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 07.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 14.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 11.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 18.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Monday 25.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course covers topics in the realm of macroeconomics that will help students understand and analyze the macroeconomic performance of countries both in the long run and at business-cycle frequencies.

This lecture course reviews material on macroeconomics that participants know from their bachelor studies and aims at deepening this knowledge. The textbook "Macroeconomics: Institutions, Instability, and the Financial System" (Wendy Carlin & David Soskice; Oxford University Press) serves as the main literature for this course. Topics to be covered are:

1. Demand side, supply side, national accounts and macroeconomic policy;
2. Money, banking and the macro-economy;
3. The financial sector and crises;
4. The open economy

Assessment and permitted materials

A written test of 90 minutes

If space and health restrictions permit this, the exam will be closed-book and it will be written in a lecture theater. Otherwise, it will be open-book on-line, with a slightly extended time frame of 120 minutes.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The test is marked on a point scale. 50 out of 100 possible points are required to pass the exam.

Examination topics

Slides are made accessible to participants.
Topics roughly correspond to sections 1-3, 5, 9-10 of the indicated textbook.

Reading list

"Macroeconomics: Institutions, Instability, and the Financial System" (Wendy Carlin & David Soskice; Oxford University Press)
Additional reading for international economics:
"International Economics" (Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld and Marc J. Melitz: Pearson)

Association in the course directory

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