IDENTIFYING DATA 2018_19
Subject (*) INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS Code 16214005
Study programme
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Management (2009)
Cycle 1st
Descriptors Credit. Type Year Period
6 Basic Course First 2Q
Language
Anglès
Castellà
Català
Department Economics
Coordinator
QUESADA ARANA, ANTONIO
PASCUAL LORENTE, ALBERT
SEGARRA BLASCO, AGUSTÍ
UCEDA TARAMONA, DAVID
FLAMAND , SABINE CHARLOTTE M
E-mail agusti.segarra@urv.cat
antonio.quesada@urv.cat
albert.pascual@urv.cat
david.uceda@urv.cat
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sabine.flamand@urv.cat
Lecturers
SEGARRA BLASCO, AGUSTÍ
QUESADA ARANA, ANTONIO
PASCUAL LORENTE, ALBERT
UCEDA TARAMONA, DAVID
FIGUEROLA JIMENEZ, BERNAT ROGER
FLAMAND , SABINE CHARLOTTE M
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General description The course provides fundamental knowledge of macroeconomic theory: representation and analysis of the overall performance of an economy.

Competences
Type A Code Competences Specific
 A1 Understand the basic micro-and macroeconomic principles involved in business management.
Type B Code Competences Transversal
 B4 Autonomy, responsibility and initiative
Type C Code Competences Nuclear
 C1 Have an intermediate mastery of a foreign language, preferably English
 C3 Be able to manage information and knowledge
 C4 Be able to express themselves correctly both orally and in writing in one of the two official languages of the URV

Learning outcomes
Type A Code Learning outcomes
 A1 Assess the situation of an economy, and understand how it works and what effects economic policies have.
Understand macroeconomic aggregates and their implications for the economy.
Explain the macroeconomic effects of fiscal and monetary policies.
Type B Code Learning outcomes
 B4 Do the work planned in accordance with the quality criteria provided.
Decide how to manage and organize work and time.
Decide how to do a particular job so that it is of the highest quality possible.
Decide what needs to be done for a particular job/project and do it according to schedule.
Type C Code Learning outcomes
 C1 Understand routine information and articles.
Take notes during a class.
 C3 Locate and access information effectively and efficiently.
 C4 Produce well-structured, clear and rich written texts

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
1. Money and financial assets
2. Central bank
3. Business cycle, employment, and unemployment
4. The government and the economy

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Competences (*) Class hours
Hours outside the classroom
(**) Total hours
Introductory activities
A1
A7
1 0 1
Lecture
A1
A7
C1
C3
20 20 40
Problem solving, exercises
A1
B4
C3
C4
20 30 50
Problem solving, exercises in the classroom
A1
A7
B4
C3
20 36 56
Personal attention
B4
C1
C3
1 0 1
 
Mixed tests
A1
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, by the student.
Problem solving, exercises in the classroom Formulation, analysis, resolution and debate of a problem or exercise related to the topic of the subject.
Personal attention Use of student services hours to resolve issues and answer specific questions.

Personalized attention
Description
Visit http://gandalf.fee.urv.cat/professors/AntonioQuesada/docencia.html for information on office hours.

Assessment
Methodologies Competences Description Weight        
Mixed tests
A1
B4
C1
C3
C4
FIRST CALL The system of evaluation will be explained at http://gandalf.fee.urv.cat/professors/AntonioQuesada/docencia.html. 60%
Others  

FIRST CALL. The final exam held during the official examen period must be passed (to get al least 5 over 10 points) to pass the course.

40%
 
Other comments and second call

SECOND CALL. The final exam corresponding to the second call will account for 100% of the overall mark in that call.


Sources of information

Basic

The lecture notes for the course will be available at http://gandalf.fee.urv.cat/professors/AntonioQuesada/docencia.html.

Any textbook entitled "Principles of Macroeconomics", "Introduction to Macroeconomics", or, simply, "Macroeconomics" (as long as the level of the book is not above the intermediate level) could be used to follow or prepare the contents of the course. It could also be used the Macroeconomics part of textbooks entitled "Principles of Economics", "Introduction to Economics", "Foundations of Economics", or, simply, "Economics".

Complementary

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Other comments
(*)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.