Aims/Description: The aims of this course are to provide firm grounding in the analytical tools of modern macroeconomics; to use these tools to understand critically the conduct of economic policy nationally and internationally. The course builds on level 1 modules in macroeconomics. The main subject areas covered are: Basic macroeconomic models: consumption/leisure choice, closed economy one period-macro models, models of search and unemployment; Savings, investment and government deficits: consumption/savings choice (two-period model), credit market imperfections, real intertemporal model with investment; Money and business cycles: flexible price models, New Keynesian economics (sticky prices), inflation; International macroeconomics: international trade, money in open economy; Economic growth: Malthus and Solow growth models, convergence, endogenous growth model.

Restrictions on availability: ECN130 or SMI equivalents. ECN118 or ECN119 or MAS equivalents

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Classroom testing

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK