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Macroeconomic Policy

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  • Course given in: English
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  • Schedule: Autumn Semester 2019-2020, 4.0h. course (weekly average)
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  • Related programme: Master of Science (MSc) in Economics



This is a second year course for students in the M.Sc. in Economics. The purpose of this course is to study macroeconomic policy through the lens of theoretical and empirical research in macroeconomics. Students will learn to answer practical questions by synthesizing existing research.


The course covers three main topics: monetary policy, fiscal policy and the international dimension of policy, with a focus on both developed and emerging econmies. The course is mostly theoretical but with a strong emphasis on data and examples from the real world. We will study seminal empirical studies, and the events that took place since 2007 will provide a particularly good illustration to many of the topics.


The course is self-contained, but it is advised to have followed a course on business cycles and international macroeconomics to attend the class.


First attempt

Without exam (cf. terms)  

The students must sit for an open-book, in-class exam (35%), they must present a research paper (30%) and they must prepare and conduct a debate on a specified topic (35%). Feedback will be provided for the presentations and in-class exam.


Written 2h00 hours
Not allowed
Not allowed

The student must write a review of a research paper (30%). The student must also pass a written exam covering the entire content of the course, including lectures, debates topics and all students' presentations (70%).

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