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EC956: Macroeconomics

  • Roberto Pancrazi

    Module Leader
15 CATS - Department of Economics

Principal Aims

EC956-15 Macroeconomics

Principal Learning Outcomes

"Subject Knowledge and Understanding: By the end of this module the student will be familiar with and will have a strong intellectual grasp of contemporary macroeconomic theory and policy The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars, and independent assigned reading The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Test and final examination."

"Subject Knowledge and Understanding: The student will have been introduced to a number of formal macroeconomic models and will be able to apply these models to the analysis of current economic issues. The student’s grasp of macroeconomic will be enhanced by the acquisition of key skills which are both qualitative (e.g. assessing the various schools of thought in modern macroeconomics both verbally and in written work) and quantitative (e.g. acquiring new mathematical skills in dynamic optimisation and applying these to formal macroeconomic models. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars, and independent assigned reading The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Test and final examination."

"Subject Knowledge and Understanding: The student will also be familiar with the formal empirical evidence relating macroeconomic issues and will have develop cognitive skills enabling him/her to assess current research publications and appraise arguments used by academic and policy-making macroeconomists. The teaching and learning methods that enable students to achieve this learning outcome are: Lectures, seminars, and independent assigned reading The summative assessment methods that measure the achievement of this learning outcome are: Test and final examination."

Syllabus

The topics covered in this model may include:- Growth and Fluctuations- Labour and Financial markets - Macroeconomic Policy - International Macroeconomics

Context

Core Module
LN1J - Year 1

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (20%) + Exam (80%)
Coursework Details
Coursework (20%), Exam (80%)
Exam Timing
May

Exam Rubric

Time allowed: 2 hours

Only silent calculators that are provided by the Programme Team are permitted. Electronic devices such as, for example, a mobile phone, tablet, smart watch, fitbit or similar device are not permitted.

You should answer all questions.

There are 40 marks for Section A (8 multiple-choice questions worth 5 marks each) and 60 marks for Section B (2 questions worth 30 marks each).

Read carefully the instructions on the answer book and make sure that the particulars required are entered on each answer book.

This question paper MUST NOT be removed from the Exam Room

Previous exam papers can be found in the University’s past papers archive. Please note that previous exam papers may not have operated under the same exam rubric or assessment weightings as those for the current academic year. The content of past papers may also be different.

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