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Bachelor 2021/2022

Macroeconomics 2

Type: Compulsory course
Area of studies: Economics
When: 3 year, 3, 4 module
Mode of studies: distance learning
Open to: students of one campus
Instructors: Albert Belkov, Alla Fridman, Inna Zaitseva
Language: English
ECTS credits: 7
Contact hours: 84

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Macroeconomics-2 is a one-semester course and it is taught for the third year students in Spring semester. This course will cover the fundamental principles of macroeconomics at an intermediate level. Topics include the supply side of the economy and economic growth, the demand side of the economy, consumption, investment, fiscal policy, the labour market and unemployment, financial markets, banking, money and monetary policy, business cycles, inflation, and international macroeconomics. The course is taught in English. The students are also studying for Russian degree in Economics, and knowing Russian terminology through reading in Russian is also required
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • This course introduces students to the most influential and compelling theories designed by macroeconomists to explain issues related to the determination of output, unemployment and inflation. Students will acquire a logical and consistent framework for understanding the main macroeconomic facts and events, and develop the ability to employ the correct macroeconomic tool(s) to explain specific macroeconomic issues and justify policy proposals.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • define and analyse the determinants of business cycles, long run economic growth, unemployment, inflation; use and apply a wide range of economic models to analyse contemporary and historical macroeconomic events, and formulate and propose appropriate macroeconomic policies; be capable to work in a team; be prepared for further units which require a knowledge of macroeconomics;
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • International trade in goods and assets
  • Credit-market imperfections and fiscal policy
  • Economic growth in the long run
  • The demand side of the economy
  • Unemployment, vacancies, and wages
  • Money and monetary policy
  • Banking, finance, and the money markets
  • Nominal rigidities and business cycles
  • Inflation, expectations, and macroeconomic policy
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Home assignments
  • non-blocking Group project
  • blocking Midterm exam
  • blocking UoL/Internal Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.1 * Group project + 0.4 * UoL/Internal Exam + 0.1 * Home assignments + 0.4 * Midterm exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Macroeconomics, Williamson, S. D., 2005
  • Mankiw, N. G. (1990). A Quick Refresher Course in Macroeconomics. Journal of Economic Literature, (4), 1645. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.aea.jeclit.v28y1990i4p1645.60

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Advanced macroeconomics, Romer, D., 2012