Postgraduate Course: Macroeconomics 2 (ECNM11022)
|School||School of Economics
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The aim of this module is to introduce you to the theoretical and empirical analysis of economic fluctuations. By the end of the course you should be able to outline and manipulate the basic theoretical models, derive and analyse the relevant policy conclusions implied by them, and refer to the available evidence.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Macroeconomics 1 (ECNM11024)
||Other requirements|| Students should be registered for MSc Economics or MSc Economics (Finance). All other students must email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to request permission.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Students should be registered for MSc Economics or MSc Economics (Finance). All other students must email email@example.com in advance to request permission.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
||Block 3 (Sem 2)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 9,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Final Exam 100%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Outline and manipulate a number of basic theoretical models, derive and analyse the relevant policy conclusions implied by them, and refer to the available evidence.
- Develop and demonstrate research and investigative skills such as problem framing and solving and the ability to assemble and evaluate complex evidence and arguments.
- Develop and demonstrate communication skills in order to critique, create and communicate understanding and to collaborate with and relate to others.
- Develop and demonstrate personal effectiveness through task-management, time-management, teamwork and group interaction, dealing with uncertainty and adapting to new situations, personal and intellectual autonomy through independent learning.
- Develop and demonstrate practical/technical skills such as, modelling skills (abstraction, logic, succinctness), qualitative and quantitative analysis and interpretation of data.
|For a course at this level there is no single core text. The main textbooks used are:|
-Romer, Advanced Macroeconomics, McGraw Hill.
-Gali, Monetary Policy, Inflation and the Business Cycle Princeton University Press
For each topic, detailed reading will be provided by the lecturer.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course is delivered through 20 classroom contact hours, plus tutorials and Computer Lab Work.
|Course organiser||Dr Robert Zymek
Tel: (0131 6)50 4466
|Course secretary||Miss Carole-Anne Marshall
Tel: (0131 6)51 1795