363-0565-00L  Principles of Macroeconomics

SemesterHerbstsemester 2022
DozierendeJ.‑E. Sturm
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
LehrspracheEnglisch


KurzbeschreibungThis course examines the behaviour of macroeconomic variables, such as gross domestic product, unemployment and inflation rates. It tries to answer questions like: How can we explain fluctuations of national economic activity? What can economic policy do against unemployment and inflation?
LernzielThis lecture will introduce the fundamentals of macroeconomic theory and explain their relevance to every-day economic problems.
InhaltThis course helps you understand the world in which you live. There are many questions about the macroeconomy that might spark your curiosity. Why are living standards so meagre in many African countries? Why do some countries have high rates of inflation while others have stable prices? Why have some European countries adopted a common currency? These are just a few of the questions that this course will help you answer.
Furthermore, this course will give you a better understanding of the potential and limits of economic policy. As a voter, you help choose the policies that guide the allocation of society's resources. When deciding which policies to support, you may find yourself asking various questions about economics. What are the burdens associated with alternative forms of taxation? What are the effects of free trade with other countries? How does the government budget deficit affect the economy? These and similar questions are always on the minds of policy makers.
SkriptThe course webpage (to be found at https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/course/view.php?id=17628) contains announcements, course information and lecture slides.
LiteraturThe set-up of the course will closely follow the book of
N. Gregory Mankiw and Mark P. Taylor (2020), Economics, Cengage Learning, Fifth Edition.

This book can also be used for the course '363-0503-00L Principles of Microeconomics' (Filippini).

Besides this textbook, the slides, lecture notes and problem sets will cover the content of the lecture and the exam questions.
Geförderte KompetenzenGeförderte Kompetenzen
Fachspezifische KompetenzenKonzepte und Theoriengeprüft
Verfahren und Technologiennicht geprüft
Methodenspezifische KompetenzenAnalytische Kompetenzengeprüft
Entscheidungsfindungnicht geprüft
Medien und digitale Technologiennicht geprüft
Problemlösunggeprüft
Projektmanagementnicht geprüft
Soziale KompetenzenKommunikationnicht geprüft
Kooperation und Teamarbeitnicht geprüft
Kundenorientierungnicht geprüft
Menschenführung und Verantwortungnicht geprüft
Selbstdarstellung und soziale Einflussnahmegeprüft
Sensibilität für Vielfalt nicht geprüft
Verhandlungnicht geprüft
Persönliche KompetenzenAnpassung und Flexibilitätnicht geprüft
Kreatives Denkennicht geprüft
Kritisches Denkengeprüft
Integrität und Arbeitsethiknicht geprüft
Selbstbewusstsein und Selbstreflexion nicht geprüft
Selbststeuerung und Selbstmanagement nicht geprüft