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Entry requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Economics and 60 credits at Master's level, of which 45 credits must be in Economics, and English B or the equivalent.

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Between 30 and 285 credits may be taken into account.

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  • Closed... AS17 week 44-48, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43117
  • 15/03/2018 AS18 week 45-50, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43242

Advanced Macroeconomics

Course 7.5 credits

The course provides further knowledge of modern macroeconomic theories that form the basis of international research in the field of macroeconomics. On the basis of micro-foundations and political economics, it deals with the following areas with an emphasis on coordination and stability problems: consumption and investments, money and credit, and growth. The financial crisis is examined from different theoretical perspectives and their applications. This means there is a significantly higher level of abstraction than in previous theory courses, both in terms of concepts and formalities.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: autumn semester 2014

Course design

The course comprises seminars that are based on introductory lectures.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student is able to:

Knowledge and understanding

  • explain advanced macroeconomic theory
  • relate advanced economic theory to social problems at the macro level.
Skills and abilities
  • apply macroeconomic theory in abstract and real-world applications
  • participate in scholarly discussions of macroeconomic issues and contribute qualified opinions
  • use an economic perspective in other professional contexts, domestically and internationally.
Judgement and approach
  • critically and analytically assess empirical and theory-based claims
  • understand how theoretical perspectives and choice of methods influence academic studies.


Assessment is conducted through a written take-home examination, assignments and active participation in seminars.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2014

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