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Principles of Macroeconomics

Code 14369
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Economics
Entry requirements There are no entry requirements
Learning outcomes The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the basic concepts of macroeconomics. As a result, the students must attain the following objectives:
- An understanding of the fundamental aspects of macroeconomic theory;
- An understanding of the basic tools used in the analysis of macroeconomic theory;
- The capability of solving current problems using the analytical tools presented in the classroom;
- At the end of the semester, the student must show competence and understanding of basic macroeconomic theory, including the capacity to solve and explain current policy issues that relate to this subject area.
Syllabus 1. Introduction: the link between macro and microeconomics
2. Measures of economic activity
3. Inflation and unemployment
4. Growth and economic development
5. The politics of state intervention
Main Bibliography Basic:
- Samuelson, Paul and Nordhaus, William (2011): “Economia”, 19ª Edição, McGraw-Hill..
Complementary:
- Dornbusch, Rudiger, Stanley Fischer e Richard Startz (2004): “Macroeconomics”, 9th Edition, McGraw-Hill.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The following methods and forms of study are used in this course: lectures, classes, and self-study. Lectures are designed to help students to understand the main concepts of the course.
To complement and reinforce concepts, lectures will be given primarily through slides, with discussions and classroom presentations. All content in lectures are assessable through UBI-Moodle.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-10-08

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