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Durham University

Postgraduate Module Handbook 2022/2023

Archive Module Description

This page is for the academic year 2021-22. The current handbook year is 2022-23
No such Code for pgprog: N3K209J

Department: Economics and Finance

ECON448JN: ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Not available in 2021/22
Tied to N3K209J

Prerequisites

  • None

Corequisites

  • None

Excluded Combination of Modules

  • None

Aims

  • To develop knowledge and analytical skills in advanced macroeconomics.

Content

  • Advanced topics are drawn from:
  • growth theory
  • business cycle theory: DSGE Modelling
  • monetary theory
  • and their respective applications

Learning Outcomes

Subject-specific Knowledge:
  • be able to interpret scholarly literature in advanced macroeconomics;
  • have sufficient familiarity with the relevant current academic literature to identify open questions for their own research.
Subject-specific Skills:
  • be able to apply problem-solving and analytical skills to complex issues in macroeconomics.
Key Skills:
  • Written Communication;
  • Planning, Organising and Time Management;
  • Problem Solving and Analysis;
  • Using Initiative;
  • Numeracy;
  • Computer Literacy.

Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to the learning outcomes of the module

  • Teaching is by lectures and seminars. Learning takes place through attendance at lectures, preparation for and participation in seminar classes, and private study.
  • Formative assessment is by means of one exercise.
  • Summative assessment is by means of a written examination.

Teaching Methods and Learning Hours

Activity Number Frequency Duration Total/Hours
Lectures 22 1 per week 1 hours 22
Seminars 9 Fortnightly 1 hour 9
Preparation & Reading 119
Total 150

Summative Assessment

Component: Examination Component Weighting: 100%
Element Length / duration Element Weighting Resit Opportunity
Unseen written examination 2 hours 100% Same

Formative Assessment:

One formative assignment will be assessed. This will be a set of analytical problems.


Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University