spring 2019

SOK-3010 Advanced Macroeconomics - 10 stp

Sist endret: 15.02.2019

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Studiested

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester. Exchange students: October 1st for the spring semester and April 15th for the autumn semester. 

Exchange students are students from academic institutions with which UiT The Arctic University of Norway have formal exchange agreements.

Type of course

This course can be taken as a singular course. To be eligible for the singular course, the applicant must meet the admission requirements for the associated master's programme.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in economics. (An example of an equivalent degree can be another bachelor¿s degree containing a minimum of 80 ECTS in economics.)

· The Norwegian grading system is an A-F scale in which A is the highest score and F is fail. An average grade C from a bachelor degree issued in Norway is the minimum requirement for admission to the master's level for students with Norwegian study background.

· Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand must have an average grade C as a minimum, or the corresponding numerical mark/percentage score to be considered for admission.

· Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in countries other than the above mentioned region/countries must have an average grade B as a minimum, or the corresponding numerical mark/percentage score to be considered for admission.

 Application code 9371

Course contents

The course content will reflect the current macroeconomic situation, with an emphasis on relevance for small open economies.

Objective of the course

Students who have successfully completed the course should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and comprehension: The students will have knowledge of

  • macroeconomic models of economic growth
  • basic theories of the labour market, to understand how unemployment and productivity differences can arise as equilibrium phenomena
  • empirical works testing the theoretical predictions

Skills: The students will develop skill to:

  • use analytical models to formulate and analyze macroeconomic questions
  • formulate and analyze issues related to performance of the labour market and long-term economic growth
  • apply theoretical concepts and ideas to undertake relevant empirical work

Competence: The student should be able to

  • read, understand and present economic models and results from current research on macroeconomics
  • apply theories and principles and develop expertise in addressing macroeconomic questions
  • discuss and analyse central questions pertaining to the present macroeconomic situation

Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars. The students need to be present at campus, and participate in lectures and possibly group-work.

Assessment

4 hours written examination. A graded scale of five marks from A to E for pass and F for fail. A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

Course work requirement: hand in.

The course work requirement must be approved before sitting for the exam.

Place of exam: Tromsø.

Language of examination is English.

Date for examination

Written examination 13.05.2019

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced in the StudentWeb early in May and early in November.

Schedule

Course overlap

SØ-431 Graduate course in economics - split exam in macroeconomics I 9 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Literature will be announced in Canvas at the beginning of term or may be obtained by contacting the campus bookstore Akademika Tromsø: www.akademika.no
Lectures Spring 2019
Første gang:se timeplan på nett
Forelesning prof. Stein Eirik Østbye
Seminar prof. Stein Eirik Østbye