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Grundlagen der Makroökonomik
This course provides a broad introduction to macroeconomics. You will learn the important questions of macroeconomics - e.g. What are causes of business cycle fluctuations, unemployment and inflation? What are the sources of long-run economic growth? - and How these are analyzed in macroeconomic theory.

Courese language - German

CONTENT

This course provides a broad introduction to macroeconomics. You will learn the important
questions of macroeconomics - e.g. What are causes of business cycle fluctuations,
Unemployment and inflation? What are the sources of long-run economic growth? - and
How these are analyzed in macroeconomic theory. In addition, we will discuss how
monetary and fiscal policies work and how they should be used. Finally, current and
past macroeconomic case studies such as the current economic and financial crisis or the
the Great Depression of the 1930s are presented and analyzed using the methods discussed.

 

QUALIFICATION TARGETS

  • You will learn how macroeconomic models are developed and how to solve them graphically and
    solve and apply them mathematically.
  • You will learn the main areas of macroeconomics.
  • You will acquire solid basic macroeconomic knowledge.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL

The module will take place in the summer semester 2022 in hybrid form. The core of the course will be
the lecture recordings by Prof. Busse from previous years. These videos are very closely
closely to the textbook by Blanchard and Illing, which is the basis of the module. The
videos are available in the Moodle course and should be watched according to the schedule of events.
be watched.

Some lectures complementing and commenting on the material in the textbook are offered by Prof. Roos
in the lecture hall. The dates for these can be found in the course outline.

In addition to the lecture, exercises are offered in which the material of the lecture is deepened and applied.
applied. In the exercises you will learn how to work with macroeconomic models. The
active participation in the exercises is strongly recommended, since the written examinations are closely
closely to the material of the exercises. Active participation means that you should prepare the exercises independently.
prepare the exercises on your own. There are several exercise groups (see plan in the course outline). In all groups the
the same material will be taught, so that you only have to attend one exercise.

 

A central question and answer session is offered at regular intervals, where you can discuss problems with the
exercises and the course material. Questions submitted in advance are answered during the
questions will be answered.

In addition to the lectures and exercises, Prof. Roos regularly offers online colloquia in which there is the
in which students have the opportunity to discuss the course material. These colloquia are
not relevant for exams. They offer students with a special interest in macroeconomics the opportunity to
the opportunity to delve deeper into the subject matter.

 

Lecturers:

Information material (PDF Download):

Kursankündigung

Registration modalities:

All teaching materials and up-to-date information can be found in the accompanying Moodle course.

Grundlagen der Makroökonomik (070130-SoSe22)

Link: https://moodle.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/course/view.php?id=44389

Password: ISLMPC

Registration: For the participation in the exam the registration in FlexNow is absolutely necessary.
required. The registration period is Monday, May 23 to Friday, June 17, 2022.
Please note that participation in the exam is not possible if
you do not register or register late in the FlexNow system!

Examination: The examination consists of a 90-minute final exam on August 1, 2022.
01.08.2022. The post-exam will take place at the beginning of October 2022.
In the Moodle course there are voluntary online tests with which you can earn bonus points for the final exam.
for the final exam. The bonus points will be counted 10% towards
the exam grade if it is at least passed. You can also
also have the bonus points count towards the make-up exam.

Start: April 7, 2022, 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. in the Audimax.

 

Please see the attached course outline for the schedule of events.

Type

Lecture

Event number

070130-SoSe22

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