Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Intermediate Macroeconomics, 7.5 credits
(Intermediär makroekonomi, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1118NE
Subject area: Economics
Main field of study: Economics
Academic school: School of Social Sciences
Disciplinary domain: Social Sciences 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level: B (intermediate)
Progressive specialisation: G1F (First cycle. Entry requirements: 0-60 credits from first-cycle courses)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2019 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Social Sciences at Södertörn University on 2019-02-14 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

30 credits in Economics A and English B or equivalent

3. Learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student is able to:
  • apply the Cobb-Douglas production function in the analysis of growth,
  • apply the Solow and Romer growth models to explain long-run economic growth,
  • apply the AS/AD model to analyse short-term economic development,
  • describe how fiscal policy and monetary policy are used to stabilise economic fluctations,
  • critically reflect on the limitations of economic models in explaining economic reality

  • 4. Course content, modules and examinations

    The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of various modern macroeconomic models. We will use the Cobb-Douglas production function, Solow and Romer models to explain long-run economic growth. The AS-AD model is used to increase understanding of the factors that affect the economy in the short-term and how fiscal and monetary policy are used to stabilise the economy. The AD-AS model is modified using various theories to investigate the extent to which empirical events can be explained.

    • Intermediate Macroeconomics, 7,5 credits
      (Intermediär makroekonomi, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

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

    5. Course design

    Teaching is conducted in the form of lectures and seminars.

    6. Examination format

    The course is examined through written examination and assignments.
     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

    If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
    Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
    HT 20192019-05-17Ämnesrådet för nationalekonomi vid institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper

    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.