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Macroeconomics I

Code 12085
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Economics
Entry requirements There are no specific requirements
Mode of delivery theoretical and practical
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes - Understand the principles of macroeconomics and train economic thinking;
- Acknowledge the interdependence between agents and countries and the gains from trade;
- Get knowledge of the sources of macroeconomic data and know how to represent the main variables in a graphic;
- Know how to calculate national and domestic income at constant and current prices;
- Know how to calculate the main macroeconomic aggregates using the principles of national accounting;
- Understand the determinants of the real and monetary economy in the long-run, regarding output, unemployment and prices;
- Distinguish between the behavior of a closed and an open economy;
- Understand the determinants of short-run real economy.
Syllabus 1. Introduction to Macroeconomics
2. The Interdependence and Gains from Trade
3. Data in Macroeconomics
3.1 The Income of a Country
3.2 The Cost of Living
4. The Real Economy in the Long Run
4.1 Production and Economic Growth
4.2 Savings, Investment and Financial System
4.3 Unemployment
5. Money and Prices in the Long Run
5.1 Concept and Functions of Money
5.2 Money Growth and Inflation
6. The Macroeconomics of Open Economies
6.1 Basic Concepts
6.2 The Macroeconomic Theory of Open Economies
7. Short-run Fluctuations
7.1 Aggregate Demand and Supply
7.2 The short-run Trade-off between Inflation and Unemployment
Main Bibliography Mankiw, G. (2020), Principles of Macroeconomics, 9th edition, Cengage Learning
Sequeira, T., P. Neves, M. Santos (2018), Macroeconomia: Exercícios, Edições Silabo
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The course has both theoretical and practical classes. In the beginning of each chapter the teacher explains the main concepts and theoretical contents. These contents are then applied in the discussion of the cases included in the main book of the bibliography ("Principles of Macroeconomics", by G. Mankiw), as well as of current up-to-date topics. Practical classes also involve the resolution of exercises.
Continous evaluation is composed by two written tests, each with a weight of 50% in the final grade. In order to be admitted to the final exam, students must obtain a minimum grade of 6 in the continuous evaluation.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-10

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