Course name: Macroeconomics I

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Course name: Macroeconomics I

1.
Course code
: INE2102

2.

Course name
: Macroeconomics I

3.
Level
: General

4.
Credits
: 04 (60 credit hours)

5.

Lecturer
: Dang Pham Hai Vu, Ph.D.

6.
Obje
ctives
: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to

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Understand the concepts, scope and goals of macroeconomics.

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Understand the meaning and components of the National Income Accounts, especially
GDP.

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Define and explain unempl
oyment, its causes and measurements.

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Define and explain inflation, its causes and measurements.

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Understand how a nation’s economy works and causes of economic fluctuations.

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Know how monetary and fiscal policies operate, their tools and the impact the
y can have
on an economic system.

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Use fundamental macroeconomic models to analyze some economic problems

7.
Overview
:

During the first half (7 weeks) of the course, the lectures will be devoted to the basic
concepts in macroeconomics such as GDP, CPI, i
nflation, unemployment, and introduce the
economy in the long run, i.e. classical model and economic growth. After the midterm, the
second half of the course (7 weeks) will focus on the economy in the short run, monetary
system, AD
-
AS framework, and open e
conomy. Throughout the course, lecture notes will
be provided with reference to textbook chapters for pre
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reading. Every two weeks will have
a session for discussion and practice exercises. Homework will be assigned during the
course for home study and pra
ctice.

8.
Hours per week
: 04 credit hours per week

9.
Teaching method
: Assignments,

lectures and discussion sessions

10.
Assessment
:

Student’s grade will be based on homework assignments, attendance, participation during
lectures and discussion sessions,

one midterm exam and one final exam. Exams will be
closed
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book, in class, in written form with multiple choice questions as well as short
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answer and problem solving questions.

11.

Compulsory literature
:
“Principles of Economics
,” 5
th

edition, South
-
Weste
rn,
2008,

Mankiw, Gregory

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Prerequisites
: Microeconomics I

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Part of:

Bachelor of International Economics (High Quality Program)