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EC108 - Macroeconomics 1

  • Module code: EC108
  • Module name: Macroeconomics 1
  • Department: Economics
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To introduce the student to the fundamental determinants of national income, employment, the price level and the foreign balance in the short and long run within a framework of active learning of economic theory and modelling.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, the student will be expected to have acquired familiarity with a range of macroeconomic issues in breadth and in depth. Learning in breadth involves familiarisation with the language of macroeconomics, the measurement of macroeconomic aggregates, recent trends in macroeconomic variables, and issues in macroeconomic policy. Learning in depth involves the capacity to apply theory to the solution of macroeconomic problems by postulating simple structural models, including definitions, assumptions, and behavioural characteristics of economic agents, using a combination of mathematical and graphical techniques.

Timetabled teaching activities

40 lectures (2 per week in the Autumn and Spring Terms), plus weekly seminars in Autumn and Spring

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: EC108-30)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 10%
Assessed Course Work 10%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 80%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L116) - Year 1
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