[ 514INMAIMAK21 ] KS (*)Introduction to Macroeconomics

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3 ECTS B1 - Bachelor 1. Jahr Volkswirtschaftslehre Jochen Güntner 2 SSt Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Quellcurriculum Bachelorstudium International Business Administration 2021W
Ziele (*)The students have knowledge of basic concepts in theoretical macroeconomics and empirical regularities in closed and open economies. They are able to use these concepts to analyze typical scenarios, such as economic recessions and the consequences of monetary and fiscal policy measures. They can read and understand general and specialized newspaper articles discussing national and global economic developments through a macroeconomic lens. The students know how equilibrium output and prices are determined in the goods market, how equilibrium interest rates and the quantity of money are determined in financial markets, how goods and financial markets interact, and how monetary and fiscal policy is conducted in developed economies. The students know how the labor-market equilibrium influences the economy in the medium run and that there is a trade-off between inflation in the long run. They also know how goods and financial markets differ in an open economy, and how the equilibrium exchange rate and the exchange rate regime of an open economy influences the short-run equilibrium. Accordingly, the students have extensive knowledge of the macroeconomic concepts of equilibrium in goods and financial markets in the short run as well as of equilibrium in the labor market in the medium run.
Lehrinhalte (*)Clarification of the following basic terms will be covered:

  • Demand and supply in the goods market
  • Demand and supply in financial markets
  • Interaction of goods and financial markets: The IS-LM Model
  • Money supply and interest rate (a.k.a. inflation) targeting
  • Demand and supply in the labor market
  • The Phillips-Curve, the natural rate of unemployment, and inflation
  • From short-run to long-run equilibrium: The IS-LM-PC Model
  • The goods market in the open economy
  • Output, the interest rate, and the exchange rate
  • Exchange rate regimes
Beurteilungskriterien (*)Written final exam, written retake exam
Lehrmethoden (*)Calculus, graphical analysis and interpretation, logical reasoning
Abhaltungssprache Englisch
Literatur (*)Textbook: Olivier Blanchard, Macroeconomics (Global Edition), 8th edition, Pearson Education Limited
Lehrinhalte wechselnd? Nein
Teilungsziffer 100
Zuteilungsverfahren Zuteilung nach Vorrangzahl