Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Advanced Macroeconomics, 7.5 credits

(Avancerad makroekonomi, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1100NE
Subject area: Economics
Main field of study: Economics
Academic school: School of Social Sciences
Disciplinary domain: Social Sciences 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: Second-cycle (Master)
Progressive specialisation: A1F (Second cycle. Entry requirements: completed second-cycle course/s)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2018 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Social Sciences at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Course content, modules and examinations

The course provides additional knowledge of modern macroeconomic theory at the frontline of contemporary international macroeconomic research.

Using micro foundations and political economics as points of departure and with an emphasis on problems of coordination and stability, it deals with the following areas, with an emphasis on problems of coordination and stability: consumption and investment; money, credit and growth.

The financial crisis is studied from different theoretical and applied perspectives. The level of abstraction in this course is significantly higher than in previous theory courses in terms of formalisation and concepts.

  • Advanced Macroeconomics, 7,5 credits
    (Avancerad makroekonomi, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    1001, Advanced Macroeconomics, 7,5 credits
    (Avancerad makroekonomi, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
    Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

5. Course design

The course comprises seminars that are based on introductory lectures.

6. Examination format

Assessment is conducted through a written take-home examination, assignments and active participation in seminars.
 The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

7. Reading list

8. Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

9. Other stipulations
Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1080NE, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1773-2.1.1-2018).