Course code: 176304 |
Subject title: MACROECONOMICS I |
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Credits: 6 |
Type of subject: Mandatory |
Year: 2 |
Period: 1º S |
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Department: Economía |
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Lecturers: |
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CASARES POLO, MIGUEL (Resp) [Mentoring ] |

- GP01. Analytical capacity.
- GP04. Writing and speaking in English.
- GP07. Capacity for solving problems.
- GP09. Capacity for teamwork.
- GP11. International work.
- GP12. Information search from different sources.
- GP17. Autonomous learning.
- GP19. Creativity.

- SP01. Understand economic institutions as the result of theoretical or formal representations of modern economies.
- SP04. Use scientific tools and professional criteria to analyse economic problems.
- SP05. Write advising reports on local, national or international economic issues or on sectorial analysis.
- SP06. Write economic projects at regional, national or international level.
- SP10. Evaluate the implications of alternative economic policies and select those that better achieve the policy targets.

R_AE_10. Know the macroeconomic models for determining income, interest rates and prices.

R_AE_11. Analyzing stabilization economic policies, monetary policy, fiscal policy and supply policies in a closed economy

Learning activities | On-class Hours | Off-class hours |

A-1 Lectures | 40 | |

A-2 Practice sessions | 15 | |

A-3 Reading | 10 | |

A-4 Assignments | 30 | |

A-5 Study | 45 | |

A-6 Exams | 05 | |

A-7 Individual tutorials | 05 | |

Total | 60 | 90 |

Proficiency | Formative activity |

GP01. Analytical capacity. | A-1, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-7 |

GP04. Writing and speaking in English. | A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6 |

GP07. Capacity for solving problems. | A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-7, A-8 |

GP09. Capacity for teamwork. | A-2, A-5, A-6,A-8 |

GP11. International work. | A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6 |

GP12. Information search from different sources. | A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-7, A-8 |

GP17. Autonomous learning. | A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-7, A-8 |

GP19. Creativity. | A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-7, A-8 |

SP01. Understand economic institutions as the result of theoretical or formal representations of modern economies. | A-1, A-3,A-4, A-5 |

SP04. Use scientific tools and professional criteria to analyse economic problems. | A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-7 |

SP05. Write advising reports on local, national or international economic issues or on sectorial analysis. | A-2,A-4, A-5 |

SP06. Write economic projects at regional, national or international level. | A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5 |

SP10. Evaluate the implications of alternative economic policies and select those that better achieve the policy targets | A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-7 |

Learning outcome | Assessment activity | Weight (%) | It allows test resit | Minimum required grade |
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All | Continuous evaluation tests | 35% | YES | NO |

All | Midterm exam | 25% | YES | NO |

All | Final exam** | 40% | YES | 4 |

*Students who do not pass the course in the ordinary evaluation period may take the recovery test, which will consist of an exam of the complete syllabus.

**To pass the subject in the ordinary call, the student must obtain a minimum grade of 4 out of 10 in the final exam and a minimum grade of 5 out of 10 in the total grade. Those students who do not obtain the minimum required mark of 4 out of 10 in the ordinary final exam and whose average of the ordinary evaluation (including this ordinary final exam) reaches 5 out of 10, will obtain a final grade of 4 out of 10 (FAIL).

This course introduces the theory of modern macroeconomics with attention focused on the determination of aggregate variables in the short-run such as income, employment, prices, and the interest rate. The first part of the course is devoted to studying the private sector behaviour in goods markets, asset markets, and money markets in order to build foundations for the Aggregate Demand (AD) determination that embodies the IS-LM model. The labour market is presented next for the endogenous construction of the Aggregate Supply (AS) curve. Next, both the Keynesian and classical frameworks are introduced for the macroeconomic analysis and are represented in an AD-AS diagram. A central theme in this part of the course will be to understand the powers and limitations of macroeconomic policies (fiscal policy and monetary policy) in stabilizing the business cycle. Finally, the Phillips curve and the role of expectations are shown to illustrate the possible tradeoffs between policy targets such as inflation and unemployment.

1. The Goods Market

2. Financial Markets I

3. Goods and Financial Markets: The IS-LM Model

4. Financial Markets II: The Extended IS-LM Model

5. The Goods Market in an Open Economy

6. The Labor Market

7. The Phillips Curve, the Natural Rate of Unemployment, and Inflation

8. From the Short to the Medium Run: The IS-LM-PC Model

**Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.**

Textbook:

Blanchard, O. (2021), Macroeconomics (8th edition, Global Edition), Pearson.