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Module

ECO2005 : Macroeconomic Analysis

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Roxana Radulescu
  • Demonstrator: Dr David Barlow, Dr Wessel Vermeulen
  • Owning School: Newcastle University Business School
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To equip the student with intermediate-level macroeconomic concepts, and develop students' problem-solving abilities in the context of macroeconomics.

This is the core second-year module in macroeconomic analysis. It is a pre-requisite for several final-year modules in Economics. At a broad level, it is the study of the economy as a whole; and the module focuses on developing skills in macroeconomic analysis that could be applied to any economy in the world. A key emphasis is placed on understanding the relevance of different frameworks for different contexts. The concepts of short run, medium run and long run are central to this process; as is the distinction between open and closed economy modelling. There is also an emphasis on helping students understand contemporary policy-making issues. For example, students have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of a (medium run) macroeconomic framework typical of that used in central banks to support contemporary monetary policy design. The material builds on principles of macroeconomics typically covered in Stage 1 studies and Semester 1 material in the co-requisite module Economic Modelling, but it is conducted at greater depth and with a much greater reliance on analysis, mainly diagrammatic, but with some mathematics. It is a core module, as it covers the economic techniques that are essential to modern economic analysis at Stage 3 of economics programmes.

Outline Of Syllabus

The demand side – recap of the IS curve.
The supply side – the labour market and unemployment.
The 3 equation model: IS-PC-MR.
Modelling expectations in the 3 equation model.
Money and banking in the 3 equation model.
The open economy.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable