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Unit information: Public Finance and Monetary Policy in 2021/22

Unit name Public Finance and Monetary Policy
Unit code EFIMM0099
Credit points 15
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Dr. Pawel Doligalski
Open unit status Not open

ECONM1011 Macroeconomics; ECONM1022 Econometrics



School/department School of Economics
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Description including Unit Aims

This unit provides training in selected topics in macroeconomic policy. It will prepare students for policy analysis within governments, central banks, and research institutes. Topics covered span fiscal policy (taxation, government spending, government debt) and monetary policy, and include the time series tools used in modern macroeconomic policy evaluation.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and critical assessment of macroeconomics models and techniques, including some close to the research frontier,

2. Apply techniques learned in earlier units to specific macroeconomic problems,

3. Combine a conceptual comprehension of key topics in macroeconomic policy with the technical skills needed to solve relevant technical problems.

Teaching Information

Teaching will be delivered through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions such as online teaching for large and small group, face-to-face small group classes (where possible) and interactive learning activities

Assessment Information

Exam (2 hour) (100%)


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How much time the unit requires
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