Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Advanced Macroeconomics, 7.5 credits

(Avancerad makroekonomi, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1120NE
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 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

Bachelor's Degree in Economics, and English B or the equivalent

3. Learning outcomes

After the course the student is able to:
  • explain advanced macroeconomic theory
  • relate advanced economic theory to social problems at the macro level.
  • apply macroeconomic theory to different types of economic problems
  • participate in scholarly discussions and contribute qualified opinions on macroeconomic issues
  • critically and analytically assess theory-based claims
  • understand how theoretical perspectives and choices of methods influence scientific studies.

4. Course content, modules and examinations

The course provides further knowledge of modern macroeconomic theories that form the basis of international research in the field of macroeconomics. Based on micro fundamentals and political economics, the course deals with the following areas with an emphasis on stability problems: consumption and investment, money and access to credit, and growth. The financial crisis is examined from a range of theoretical perspectives and applications.

  • 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
    Academic discipline: Social Sciences 100%

5. Course design

The course comprises lectures and seminars

6. Examination format

Assessment is conducted through a 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 2019VT 20202019-06-03Ämnesrådet för nationalekonomi
HT 20202020-04-29Ämnesrådet för nationalekonomi

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
Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be credited in a degree programme alongside a course completed inside or outside of Sweden, which has a content that wholly or partly corresponds to the content of this course.