TOPICS IN MACROECONOMIC MODELLING 2 - 2018/9

Module code: ECOD024

Module Overview

The module covers selected theoretical and empirical frontier topics in Macroeconomic Modelling.

Module provider

Economics

Module Leader

PRACA CAVACO NUNES R Prof (Economics)

Number of Credits: 0

ECTS Credits: 0

Framework: FHEQ Level 8

JACs code:

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None.

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Advanced models of economic growth
Models of the very long run
Neo-classical Models vs Behavioral Growth Models
Monetary Policy
Dynamic Programing
Model and Numerical Solution Techniques
Fiscal Policy
Other selected topics

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework One Written Assignment (3,000 words) 50
Coursework Second Written Assignment and Presentation (3,000 words) 50

Alternative Assessment

None.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to formulate and pursue a research problem in Macroeconomic Modelling

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Coursework comprising of two written assignments. The first written assignment consists of a research proposal with an original and independent research topic. This written report should tentatively consist of no more than 3,000 words. The second written assignment consists of a presentation and a written report following up on a more developed version of the initial research proposal. This second written assignment should tentatively consist of no more than 3,000 words. This report should be presented in class for 15 to 20 minutes. The first written report is typically submitted by week 7 and the 2nd report and presentations will take place in week 10 or 11.


Formative assessment

Students will be assessed formatively through interactive teaching and learning methods and in office hours.

Feedback

Students will receive written feedback on their coursework as soon as possible after the deadline for submission, as well as informal feedback in class.

Module aims

  • To present students with a comprehensive overview of the current literature and possible directions for research in selected areas of specialism

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 To demonstrate advanced understanding of the frontier topics in Macroeconomic Modelling CK
002 To apply technical tools that enable the start of a PhD thesis in Macroeconomic Modelling-related topics CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 128

Lecture Hours: 22

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


provide research-led teaching that introduces students to the latest findings in this subject area.
give students practical experience of applying technical tools.


The learning and teaching methods include:

11 taught interactive lectures, which will include the presentation of technical material, interactive discussion and presentations from students.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for TOPICS IN MACROECONOMIC MODELLING 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/ecod024

Other information

None.

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Economics (Four Year) PHD 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.