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Growth theory, entrepreneurship and macroeconomic outcomes


Intermediate Macroeconomics

7.5 credits

Autumn / Spring



This course in intermediate macroeconomics further develops the analytical tools used on the previous course. In addition to stabilisation policy, the course examines exogenous and endogenous growth theory and the relationship between the entrepreneur and the macroeconomic outcome.

The course is only open for exchange students.

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Tools and knowledge for analysing important societal issues After studying Economics, you can work in both the public and private sectors, for national or international organisations, with issues relating to the economics of society. In the private sector, it is common for economists to work at banks or in companies in the financial sector. However, economists may also work at consultancies or other companies that require socio-economic expertise. In the public sector, you could work at government ministries, public authorities, municipalities or the Swedish Riksbank. Studying Economics gives you important, societally beneficial knowledge. After your studies, you will have the tools and knowledge necessary to analyse important societal issues Studying Economics is not only a strength on the labour market, but it also provides an important general education for understanding our societal economy. Read about research in this subject
The importance of economics for growth and societal development On this course, you will develop and expand on the analytical tools used on the previous course, bringing in-depth understanding of macroeconomic models that analyse national income, unemployment, inflation and exchange rates, as well as models for economic growth. You will examine stabilisation policy, as well as exogenous and endogenous growth theory and the relationship between the entrepreneur and the macroeconomic outcome. Monetary and fiscal policy is analysed through the application of macroeconomic models, as are consumption and investment in an open economy context. You will learn about the importance of economics in the process of societal development, as well as the responsibility associated with the use of economic tools. Course design The course is taught through lectures and seminars, and is assessed using a written take-home examination.
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