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Module Title LH Advanced Macroeconomics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Economics
Module Code 07 33109
Module Lead Ceri Davies / Kaushik Mitra
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites LI Macroeconomics - (08 29189)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-40 hours
Guided independent study-160 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module builds on the main macroeconomic models studied at Level I. The first part of the module will be concerned with macroeconomic developments in the long run and discusses in a theoretical and empirical context topics such as exogenous and endogenous growth as well as structural unemployment and structural change. The second part will focus on the macro-economy in the short run. This includes discussion of empirical business cycle facts and the development of an appropriate framework which allows for the discussion of topical issues such as the short run effects of fiscal policy, unemployment fluctuations and exchange rate dynamics.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • analyse the theoretical models of modern macroeconomics research to discuss the main issues relating to business cycles and long-run growth;
  • analyse issues relating to business cycles and long-run growth both in the UK and in the wider international economy;
  • appraise selected papers from professional journals.
Assessment 33109-01 : Coursework : Coursework (25%)
33109-02 : Class Test : Class Test (25%)
33109-07 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 1-hour class test (25%)
coursework assignment (25%)
2-hour final exam (50%)
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