IDENTIFYING DATA 2009_10
Subject (*) INTRODUCCIÓ A LA MACROECONOMIA Code 16204005
Study programme
Grau de Finances i Comptabilitat (2009)
Cycle 1st
Descriptors Credits Type Year Period
6 Formació bàsica First Second
Language
Anglès
Castellà
Català
Department Economia
Coordinator
FERRÉ CARRACEDO, MONTSERRAT
E-mail antonio.quesada@urv.cat
montserrat.ferre@urv.cat
maria.llop@urv.cat
jose.curull@urv.cat
judith.turrion@urv.cat
Lecturers
QUESADA ARANA, ANTONIO
FERRÉ CARRACEDO, MONTSERRAT
LLOP LLOP, MARIA
CURULL GASOL, JOSE
TURRION PRATS, JUDITH
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General description L'assignatura proporciona els coneixements fonamentals de la teoria macroeconòmica: representació i anàlisi del funcionament global d'una economia.

Competences
Type A Code Competences Specific
 A7 Entendre els principis bàsics de l'economia (tant a nivell microeconòmic com macroeconòmic) i la seva influència sobre el sector financer.
Type B Code Competences Transversal
 B4 Ability to work autonomously and responsibly, and to show initiative
Type C Code Competences Nuclear
 C1 Intermediate proficiency of a foreign language, preferably English.
 C3 Management of information and knowledge.
 C4 Correct oral and written expression in one of the two official languages of the URV.

Learning outcomes
Type A Code Learning outcomes
 A7 Coneix els agregats macroeconòmics i les seves implicacions per al funcionament de l'economia.
Sap explicar els efectes macroeconòmics de les polítiques fiscals i monetàries.
Sap avaluar la situació d'una economia, coneix el seu funcionament i els efectes de les polítiques econòmiques.
Type B Code Learning outcomes
 B4 Fa el treball previst d’acord amb els criteris de qualitat donats
Decideix com gestiona i organitza el treball i el temps
Decideix com ha de fer el treball previst perquè tingui la màxima qualitat possible.
Decideix que és allò que caldria que mostrés en relació al treball/projecte realitzat i ho aconsegueix d’ acord amb la seva planificació, en el termini previst
Type C Code Learning outcomes
 C1 Comprendre informació i articles de caràcter rutinari
Recollir en apunts part de la informació que s'imparteix en una classe
 C3 Localitza i accedeix a la informació de manera eficaç i eficient
 C4 Produce well-structured, clear and rich written texts

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
Chapter 1. Empirical evidence • Economic cycles
• Economic growth
• Inflation and deflation
Chapter 2. Measuring an economy • The circular flow diagram
• GDP (real and nominal)
• Unemployment
• CPI
Chapter 3. Aggregate supply and demand • Short-run and long-run aggregate supply
• Aggregate demand (AD): components and slope
• Equilibrium
Chapter 4. The market for goods • Components of AD and explanatory variables
• Fiscal policy: public deficit, multiplier, crowding-out effect
Chapter 5. The financial market • Money
• Monetary market, monetary multiplier
• Monetary policy: instruments, objectives
Chapter 6. Open economy • Capital flows and balance of payments
• Exchange rate
• Exchange rate policy
Chapter 7. Case studies • Hyperinflation and deflation
• Exchange rate crises
• The euro area


Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours
Hours outside the classroom
(**) Total hours
Introductory activities
A7
2 0 2
Lecture
A7
C1
35 35 70
Problem solving, exercises
A7
B4
C1
C3
C4
10 20 30
Case study
A7
B4
C1
C3
C4
10 20 30
Assignments
A7
B4
C1
C3
C4
0.5 15 15.5
Personal tuition
A7
C1
0.5 0 0.5
 
Extended-answer tests
A7
B4
C1
C3
C4
2 0 2
 
(*) On e-learning, hours of virtual attendance of the teacher.
(**) The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies
  Description
Introductory activities Activities designed to make contact with students, collect information from them and introduce the subject.
Lecture Description of the contents of the subject, raising questions and proposing real life situations to be studied with the analysis presented.
Problem solving, exercises Formulation, analysis, resolution and debate of a problem or exercise related to the topic of the subject.
Case study Students study a particular situation and must propose a reasoned solution, answer a series of questions or carry out a global analysis.
Assignments Essays and other work done by the students.

Personalized attention
Description
L'horari d'atenció es comunicarà el primer dia de classe

Assessment
Methodologies Competences Description Weight        
Assignments
A7
B4
C1
C3
C4
The students will carry out an assignment whose contents will be explained at the beginning of the course. 20%
Extended-answer tests
A7
B4
C1
C3
C4
There will be one or two exams during the lective period that will account for a 20% of the overall mark, and another exam on the date of the first official examination session that will account for 60% of the overall mark. 20%
60%
Others  
 
Other comments and second call

On the date of the second official examination session there will be an exam that will account for 100% of the overall mark.


Sources of information

Basic Paul Krugman and Robin Welss, Macroeconomics, Worth Publishers, 2006
Michael Parkin, Economics, Pearson, 2009
Gergory Mankiw, Principles of Economics, Thomson, 2007

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(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.