Macroeconomics I, 7.5 credits
Macroeconomics I, 7,5 högskolepoäng
Course Syllabus for students Autumn 2020
Course Code: FJME138
Confirmed by: Research Board Sep 1, 2017
Valid From: Autumn 2018
Version: 1
Education Cycle: Third-cycle level
Research subject:


The goal of the course is to develop the student’s knowledge and skills in working with and understanding advanced theoretical models that depict macroeconomic processes and economic growth and to distinguish between alternative modeling approaches

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

On completion of the course, the students will be able to:

Knowledge and understanding

Skills and abilities

Judgement and approach


Type of instruction

The teaching is conducted in English.


Admitted to a doctoral programme in economics or a related subject of a recognized business school or university.

Examination and grades

The course is graded Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Course assessment consists of two elements
• Written Exam deals with ILOs 1 and 3
• Written Assignment deals with ILOs 1, 2 and 4
Each of these two elements must be passed to obtain a pass in the course.
The grades given are pass or fail.

Course evaluation

A course evaluation will be conducted at the end of the course.

Course literature

The listed literature combined with lecture notes and additional articles, which are distributed for each lecture occasion and which can also be retrieved electronically.
Barro, R. J., and X. Sala-i-Martin. Economic Growth, 1995, chapters 6 and 7.
Romer, David (2001). Advanced Macroeconomics: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Additional articles will be assigned.