Macroeconomics A

Department of Economics, Business School

College of Social Sciences

Details

Code 08336

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Pre-requisite modules None

Other pre-requisites Co-requisite - Macroeconomics B - 03338

Module description

This module considers theories of behaviour of the aggregate economy. The main purpose of the module is to provide theoretical foundations for the study of macroeconomics in the short and long run and to equip students with the basic tools of macroeconomic analysis. The topics covered include: IS/LM and AD/AS in closed and open economies, inflation, growth, fiscal policy and theories of consumption and investment. Issues arising from modern behavioural macroeconomics are also discussed.

Teaching and learning methods

2 x lectures per week,1 x class per fortnight