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NBS8612 : Topics in Macroeconomics

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Saumik Paul
  • Lecturer: Dr Ian Corrick
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


The module exposes students to advanced specialist topics in modern macroeconomics and aims to give them a deep understanding of how contemporary macro models are developed and used to interpret real world phenomena. Whenever possible, applications and specialist software will be used.

Outline Of Syllabus

a) topics in economic growth and structural change;
b) topics in short-run macro modelling;
c) topics in stabilisation policy;
d) topics in open economy macroeconomics.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion641:0064:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture142:0028:00Present-in-person
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading501:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical81:008:00Present-in-person in seminar rooms or computer labs
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study501:0050:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures provide an exhaustive and in-depth introduction to advanced contemporary issues in macroeconomics. In seminars and/or computer classes, students will learn how to manipulate and apply macro models to understand real world phenomena. Private study facilitates review and understanding of lecture material.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination is an appropriate means of testing the understanding of the workings of the various models and the interpretation of their results, including applications to policy questions across the topics covered by the module.

Reading Lists