[ 572GVWLEMAK20 ] KS Introductory Macroeconomics

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B1 - Bachelor's programme 1. year Economics Jochen Güntner 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)keine
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Economics and Business 2020W 2023W
Objectives Students know basic concepts of macro-economic theory for closed economies and empirical business cycle regularities. They are able to use these concepts to analyze typical scenarios (e.g. economic recessions, effects of fiscal and monetary policy measures). They can read and understand general and specialized newspaper articles about national and global economic developments. Students know how equilibrium output is 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. They know how the labor-market equilibrium influences the economy in the medium run and that there is a long-run trade-off between the unemployment rate and the rate of inflation.
  1. Introduction
  2. National Income Accounts
  3. The Goods Market
  4. Financial Markets
  5. The IS-LM Model
  6. The Extended IS-LM Model
  7. The Labor Market
  8. The Phillips Curve
  9. The IS-LM-PC Model
  10. Okun’s Law
Criteria for evaluation Written Multiple-Choice (MC) Final Exam and Retake Exam
Methods Lecture, numerical example, graphical derivation of models
Language German
Study material Blanchard, O. und G. Illing: Makroökonomie, 8. Aktualisierte Auflage, 2021, Pearson Studium
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority
This course is additionally offered in the following versions:
MuSSS O.C.    
Number obligatory dates     0    
MuSSS assistance     Astrid Horejs    
Number participants (min/max)     25 / 999    
Course fee     € 0,00    
Online materials and media     Powerpoint slides and Powerpoint slides with audio commentary. The accompanying Moodle-course can be found on JKU Moodle.    
Book from onlineshop     Makroökonomie (7. Auflage - Blanchard/Illing - Pearson), available at the price of € 43,99    
Fri12.05.202312:00 - 20:00PR Raab 9901Hauptklausur (wird in mehreren Durchgängen durchgeführt)
Fri16.06.202308:30 - 20:00PR Raab 9901Nachklausur (wird in mehreren Durchgängen durchgeführt)