Macroeconomic Analysis - ECOX5002

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 5 30 (15) Jan-Philipp Dueber checkmark-circle


This module builds on the introductory macroeconomic module to provide an intermediate course that takes account of the policy issues and controversies in the application and understanding of microeconomic issues. It introduces the fundamental theoretical foundations of macroeconomics, in particular the microeconomic foundations of macroeconomics. Importantly, it considers how to collect and use economic evidence, history and data to understand macroeconomic behaviour, issues, debates and policies.

We consider the role of the financial system in the macroeconomy and the causes behind some financial crises. Particular focus is given to the 2008/09 global financial crisis. Alternative views of macroeconomic phenomena are considered throughout.


Contact hours

Directed learning time 200 hours
Private study time 100 hours
Total study hours: 300 hours


Only available on Economics BSc (Professional Economist) course

Compulsory to the following courses:
• BSc Economics (Hons) (Professional Economist)
• MSc Economics Conversion (Distance-Learning)

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
VLE Quiz 1 (50 minutes) (15%)
VLE Quiz 2 (50 minutes) (15%)
Take Home Examination, 3 hours (70%)

Reassessment methods
100% coursework
Taken again in the following trimester, in order to achieve the overall pass mark of 40%

Indicative reading

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See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The module outcomes have references to the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education for the Professional Economist (Integrated Degree): Professional economist (integrated degree) / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1. Solve simple models of the macroeconomy (K1, K3)
2. Abstract, analyse and interpret the essential features of macroeconomic models and their application in modern policy contexts (K1, K3, K4, K5, K6)
3. Demonstrate analytical skills and their application to contemporary macroeconomic issues (K3, K6)
4. Engage critically with macroeconomic issues and macroeconomic policy formation using empirical evidence (K3, K6)
5. Understand the interrelationships between different macroeconomic policies (K3, K6, K7)


  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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