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LUBS2610 Intermediate Macroeconomics

10 creditsClass Size: 480

Module manager: Tadeusz Gwiazdowski

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

LUBS1950 Economic Theory and Applications 1
AND (at least one of)
LUBS1280 Mathematical Economics
LUBS1525 Analytical Methods
MATH1050 Calculus and Mathematical Analysis

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module will consider a number of macroeconomic problems and explain the approach that macroeconomists take when attempting to solve these problems. Students will develop insight into how macroeconomic models and macroeconomic concepts are used to understand macroeconomic problems.


The aim of this module is to provide students an intermediate level of understanding in the tools, techniques, and theory of macroeconomics and to explore the application of macroeconomics.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an intermediate level knowledge of macroeconomic models and concepts
- critically discuss a range of macroeconomic models
- use macroeconomic models and concepts to critically evaluate a range of macroeconomic problems


The module will consider a number of areas in macroeconomics. Indicative content includes goods markets, financial markets, product markets, labour markets, aggregate demand, aggregate supply and the balance of payments.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours75.00
Total Contact hours25.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

For each 10 credits of study taken, the expectation is that the normal study time (including attendance at lectures and tutorials, self-study and revision) is 100 hours. Self-directed work should focus on learning and understanding core theories, learning and understanding examples in lectures and seminars, and further reading and learning as directed.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Informally assessed MCQ tests are used to make you aware of the learning process.
- Formative assessment will be given through feedback in classes and online as you go through exercises. Students should have attempted the exercises before the relevant class.
- Students are encouraged to attend feedback hours with tutors each week to discuss and engage with the module content.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2019


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