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Durham University

Postgraduate Modules 2019/2020

Module Description

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Department: Economics and Finance

ECON44815: ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS

Type Tied Level 4 Credits 15 Availability Available in 2019/20
Tied to L1T109 Economics
Tied to L1T209 Public Economics
Tied to L1T309 Experimental Economics
Tied to L1T409 Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
Tied to N3K209 Finance (Accounting and Finance)
Tied to N3K709 Finance (Economics and Finance)

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 Contact 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


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