Introduction to Macroeconomics

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This course is intended for students in the second part (fall semester) of the Bachelor in International Relations (compulsory in the International Economics major).

The course consists of four main parts. In the first one we will focus on the measurement of macroeconomic variables and on the analysis of the real economy. In the second part the monetary economy and the behaviour of financial variables will be examined. In the third part, international transactions and the open economy macroeconomic model will be analysed. In the fourth and last part we will focus on the effects of macroeconomic policies.[11]

Lectures[modifier | modifier le wikicode]

Introductory aspects of macroeconomics

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Production and economic growth


Financial Market

The monetary system

Monetary growth and inflation

Open Macroeconomics: Basic Concepts

Open Macroeconomics: the Exchange Rate

Equilibrium in an open economy

The Keynesian approach and the IS-LM model

Aggregate demand and supply

The impact of monetary and fiscal policies

Trade-off between inflation and unemployment

Response to the 2008 Financial Crisis and International Cooperation

Annexes[modifier | modifier le wikicode]

  • Mankiw, Gregory et Mark Taylor, Principes de l'Economie, De Boeck (disponible aussi en anglais: Mankiw, Gregory and Mark Taylor, Economics, Thomson Learning)
  • Krugman, Paul et Robin Wells, Macroéconomie, De Boeck (disponible aussi en anglais, micro+macro: Krugman, Paul and Robin Wells, Economics, Worth)
  • Macroeconomics.” Investopedia.

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