Syllabus Economics MA, 30 Credits

General data

  • Code: NA008A
  • Subject/Main field: Nationalekonomi
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Credits: 30
  • Progressive specialization: A1E - Second cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
  • Answerable department: Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Established: 9/30/2006
  • Date of change: 8/26/2013
  • Version valid from: 9/2/2013




1. International Finance, 7,5 ECTS
International Finance is a course at the master level on international finance theory and policy (i.f. international finance). The focus of the course is international payment flows, exchange rates and economic policy in the open economy context. The course introduces the current state of international finance and develops an analytical framework for analysing economic policy in open economies. With regard to exchange rates, the emphasis is placed on the determination of nominal and real exchange rates and international asset pricing. Macroeconomic policy is analysed from the perspective of central bank intervention on the foreign exchange market, monetary and fiscal policy in an open economy and international policy coordination. The main theme of the course is to introduce basic theory and discuss the empirical evidence.

2. Advanced Microeconomics, 7,5 ECTS
The course contains an accessible analytical survey of economic equilibrium models, including programming models (linear and quadratic) and the computable general equilibrium (CGE) model. The course is focused on the applied structure of these models. In addition, the course emphasises the importance of disinvestment activeties by the presentation of a specific equilibrium model of economic transformation. Finally, the globalisation process of the production system, is focused.

3. Independent project, 15 ECTS
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.

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: Pilbeam, Keath
  • Title: International Finance. 2 ED
  • Publisher: MacMillan
  • Edition: 1998
Course unit 2
  • Author: Ronny Norén
  • Title: Equilibrium Models in an Applied Framework - Industrial Structure and Transformation.
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • Edition: 2013
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-34993-5
  • Comment: Artiklar från och
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