Syllabus Economics BA (C), 30 Credits

General data

  • Code: NA003G
  • Subject/Main field: Nationalekonomi
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Progression: (C)
  • Credits: 30
  • Progressive specialization: G2E - First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
  • Answerable department: Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Established: 9/30/2006
  • Date of change: 6/7/2013
  • Version valid from: 8/30/2013




1. Money, Banking and Financial Markets, 7,5 H E Credits
The course gives an introduction to studies in finance in general and financial markets specifically the course covers important issues to the conduct of monetary policy, monetary targeting and inflation targeting, the behaviour of interest rates, and the foreign exchange market. After an introduction of basic concepts the financial markets, the banking firm and the management of financial institutions, structure of the banking system, and banking regulation is analysed. Further, the structure of central banks, and an overview of banking in industrialised countries follows. Finally, tools of Monetary policy, Monetary policy strategy, Money and infation, theory of rational expectation and market efficiency is treated.

2. European Economic Integration, 7,5 H E Credits
This course of European Economic Integration combines economic analysis of integration with an understanding of the integration methods employed in the European Union. One crucial question is how to design proper regulatory and policy frameworks for various intensities of economic integration. For policy makers and business, assessing the costs and benefits of alternative integration methods
requires an adequate understanding of methods. The course offer an extensive economic analysis of the monetary union, the euro, the monetary and fiscal policy in the eurozone. Special attention of strategic issues of enlargement, the EU social policy and reforms, plus a deeper analyses of procompetitive effects of the single market. Issues related to economic integration and industry location is particular relevant from a European perspective because of European integration. In this course an overview of what the research literature to date has to say about the impact of European integration on industry localisation is presented.

3. Independent project, 15 H E Credits
Students are required to submit an essay of their choice. After the supervisor has accepted the final draft, the student will publicly defend the essay in accordance with the established procedures of the department.

Entry requirements

Economics Ba (A) 30 H E Credits and Ba (B) at least 22,5 H E Credits.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

Course unit 1
  • Author: Mishkin F S
  • Title: The Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • Ort: London
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley
  • Edition: International Edition 8th ed. 2006
Course unit 2
  • Author: De Grauwe, Paul
  • Title: Economics of Monetary Union.
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2007
  • Edition: 7
Litteratur tillkommer på:
Delmoment 1
Kompendium: A compendium of articles.
Förf: K Salman.

Delmoment 2
Kompletterande material.

Delmoment 3
Ekonomisk Debatt
Journal of Economic Literature
The new Palgrave of dictionary of economics and the Law, London 1998.
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