Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Macroeconomics 2

Module L1032

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

The module is concerned with two main topics. The Long Run is an introduction to how economies grow, gradually raising the standard of living, decade by decade. Once we have the basic analysis in place, we can begin to explain why there are such huge disparities in living standards around the world. Expectations is a deepening of the behavioural background to modelling saving and investment decisions, emphasising the intrinsically forward-looking nature of saving and
investment decisions and analysing the financial markets which coordinate these decisions.

Module learning outcomes

Have demonstrated systematic understanding of the principles at the forefront of economics

Be able to use the power of abstraction to focus upon the essential features of an economic problem and to provide a systematic framework for the coherent and critical evaluation of the effects of policy or other exogenous events.

Be able to analyse an economic problem or issue using an appropriate theoretical framework, recognise its limitations and appreciate uncertainties around such analyses.

Have learned to understand the importance of, and be able to construct, rigorous argument to help evaluate ideas, including those at the forefront of research.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Problem SetT1 Week 9 100.00%
Unseen ExaminationSemester 1 Assessment80.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture2 hours111111111111
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour011111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Samuel Marden

Convenor, Assess convenor

Dr Ingo Borchert

Assess convenor

Miss Joanna O'Connor

Assess convenor

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