Macroeconomics for E&BE

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode EBP812B05
Vaknaam Macroeconomics for E&BE
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Macroeconomics for E&BE
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. explain and discuss basic macroeconomic concepts, national accounting and circular flow.
2. work with aggregate closed macroeconomic models.
3. distinguish between short-run, medium-run and long-run macroeconomic analysis.
4. apply the method of comparative statics using graphs and simple linear mathematical models.
Omschrijving Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole. This course provides an introduction into the field of macroeconomics. It focuses on key macroeconomic concepts such as national income, interest rates, exchange rates, the balance of trade, unemployment, inflation etc. In the course, simple macroeconomic models are introduced to explain the relationships between macroeconomic variables. These models deal with the short-run economy as well as the long run economy. These models, in turn, are used to analyze the effects of fiscal and monetary policy in the economy.
Uren per week 6
Onderwijsvorm -gastcollege ,  -hoorcollege ,  -practicum,  -werkcollege
Toetsvorm -computer test/wekelijkse quiz,  -schriftelijk tentamen (open en mc vragen),  -tussentijds tentamen (open en mc vragen)
(and weekly quizzes)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator Y. Peng, PhD.
Docent(en) J.R. de Wit, PhD. , F.M. Giesenow, MSc. , A.W.P. Hiddink, MSc. ,dr. R.M. Jong A Pin ,dr. G.H. Kuper , Y. Peng, PhD. , D.M. te Kaat, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Macroeconomics: global edition, 8th edition Blanchard, O. 1292351470 ca. €  65,00
Entreevoorwaarden Admittance to the BSc E&BE. Depending on e.g. capacity, other students may be allowed to participate in some or all course activities (to be decided by the programme director).
Opmerkingen Secr: Kim Beute, room 5411.0734, phone: +31(0)50 36 37018, e-mail: k.beute@rug.nl
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Bedrijfskunde/Bdk  (minor Finance) 3 semester I b verplicht
BSc Economics and Business Economics/E&BE  (basisprogramma BSc E&BE) 1 semester I b verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc Finance) 1 semester I b verplicht