|LEVEL||01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DESCRIPTION||The study-unit will cover the following topics:
1. Aggregate Economic Activity and its measurement;
2. The consumption and its determinants;
3. Investment expenditure and its determinants;
4. Government and its role in the economy, mostly through fiscal policy;
5. Foreign trade and the balance of payments;
6. The income multiplier process;
7. Money, interest rates and monetary policy;
8. Aggregate demand, supply and price level;
9. The labour market including the relationship between unemployment and inflation;
10. Exchange rates and their effect on the economy.
The purpose of this study-unit is to enable students to understand economic issues which affect the economy as a whole and the basic economic tools and theoretical approaches necessary to comprehend the effects of policy measures. The study-unit is designed so as to satisfy the needs of all students including those with no prior knowledge of economics, but with a knowledge of mathematics equivalent to at least a pass in the SEC Intermediate Level Mathematics.
1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to understand economic issues which affect the economy as a whole and the basic economic tools and theoretical approaches necessary to comprehend the effects of policy measures.
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to apply macroeconomic theories to practical policy measures, with a focus on the Maltese economy.
Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:
Economics Principles and Policies. W. Baumol and A. Blinder.
Macroeconomics and the Maltese Economy. Lino Briguglio.
Principles of Macroeconomics. K. E. Case, R. C. Fair and S.Oster.
Economics, John Sloman.
Additional reading in order to view updated statistics
The Central Bank of Malta Quarterly Review (online)
NSO Press Releases (online)
|STUDY-UNIT TYPE||Independent Online Learning, Lecture & Tutorial|
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
Ian P. Cassar (Co-ord.)
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It should be noted that all the information in the description above applies to study-units available during the academic year 2020/1. It may be subject to change in subsequent years.