• ECON2002
  • Macroeconomic Theory & Policy

  • Credits (ECTS): 10
  • Accounting and Finance

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Module Description

This module is an intermediate module in Macroeconomics. It is a core module for students in both the Economics and Finance and Accounting and Finance programmes and is also available as an option module in other business degree programmes. The module examines the theory and policy issues associated with Macroeconomics. The theory component on each topic uses mathematical analysis and is analytical in nature. The policy component is more descriptive and applies aspects of the theory to real economy situations.

Indicative Syllabus

Review of Basic Macroeconomic Theory:
1. Circular flow of income diagram.
2. Aggregate demand / Aggregate supply analysis.
3. Income / Expenditure analysis.
4. The Cobb-Douglas production function.
Growth Theory:
1.The Solow growth model – algebra and geometry of the model that includes investment/saving, population change and technology.
2. Importance of technology policy for an economy.
Inflation and Unemployment:
1. Keynesian versus Classical approaches to both of these issues.
2. Quantity theory of money equation.
3. Linking inflation and interest rates and explaining the role of expectations.
4. Analysis of cyclical and structural issues associated with unemployment.
Modelling the economy in the long run:
1. The Classical model of the Closed economy.
2. The market for loanable funds.
3. The markets for loanable funds and foreign exchange in the small open economy.

Total Contact Teaching Hours:72

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