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International Macroeconomics

Module Code: ECP77023

  • ECTS Credit: 5
  • Mandatory/Optional: Optional
  • Module Coordinator: Professor Agustin Benetrix

Aims of Module

This module will cover the building blocks of international macroeconomics (exchange rates, current account economics, international risk sharing). It will analyse traditional and new approaches to the modelling of open economies and apply the models to topics such as global imbalances.

Module Delivery

The module will be delivered through a combination of lectures (8 hours) and tutorials (3 hours).

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. exposit and critically appraise modern theoretical models of the determination of the major macroeconomic variables in light of empirical evidence;
  2. use appropriately the main techniques and methodologies employed in macroeconomic theory.


Assessment for the module is based on a final exam accounting for 50% of the grade. In addition, students will hand in weekly problem sets making up the remaining 50%.