Macroeconomics

Module code: EC7185

The module introduces you to core macroeconomic concepts, and familiarises them with the tools of solving a variety of macroeconomic models that seek to identify the main driving forces and characteristics that underlie movements in major macroeconomic variables, such as inflation, GDP per capita, and unemployment. Further discussion will touch upon the merits and the limitations of such models, in terms of their relevance to the existing empirical evidence, and their implications for macroeconomic policy.

Topics covered

  • Inflation and monetary policy
  • Economic growth
  • Unemployment

Learning

  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 6 hours of seminars
  • 124 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Coursework (30%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (70%)