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Магистратура 2020/2021

Современная экономическая теория

Статус: Курс обязательный (Политика. Экономика. Философия)
Направление: 41.04.04. Политология
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 2, 3 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Преподаватели: Акоз Кемаль Киванч
Прогр. обучения: Политика. Экономика. Философия
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 5

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course introduces students to the basics of economic theory and policy. There are two modules for the course. In the first module, the focus will be on microeconomics. The topics include economic decision making, equilibrium and efficiency in various market structures, theory of strategic interactions (game theory), imperfect competition, and externalities. In the second module, the focus of the course will be on macroeconomics. The topics include national accounting, static and two-period general equilibrium models, labor markets, theory of growth, money and banking, political economy of macroeconomic policy, and international macroeconomics.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Provide a comprehensive overview of economic theory
  • Introduce basic economic models that are used for understanding and intervening real-life economic situations
  • Enable students to evaluate and participate in the debates on economic policy
  • Provide background for more advanced studies and research
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarity with the vocabulary of economics
  • Ability to analyze of various socio-economic situations as an interaction of individual decisions and institutional constraints
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Modern Economic Theory
    Introduction to the basics of economic theory and policy.
  • Game Theory
    Strategic Interaction of Economic Agents
  • Static General Equilibrium Theory
    Joint analysis of input and output markets
  • Growth Theory
    Introduction to exogenous growth theory and discussion of its limitations
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Midterm
  • non-blocking Final
  • non-blocking Homework
  • non-blocking Participation
  • non-blocking Midterm
  • non-blocking Final
  • non-blocking Homework
  • non-blocking Participation
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.4 * Final + 0.2 * Homework + 0.3 * Midterm + 0.1 * Participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Macroeconomics, Mankiw, N. G., 2013

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Bowles, S., & Polanía-Reyes, S. (2012). Economic Incentives and Social Preferences: Substitutes or Complements? Journal of Economic Literature, 50(2), 368–425. https://doi.org/10.1257/jel.50.2.368