ECON2002J Intermediate Macroeconomics

Academic Year 2023/2024

The principal aim of this course is to provide student with a solid understanding of macroeconomics and related phenomena. It will ensure that students can apply macroeconomic analysis and tools to the study of economics problems.

In particular, we will:
• Understand the workings of the modern macroeconomy in the short run.
• Place emphasis on how a government or a central bank can deal with economic shocks, especially those that affect a small open economy.
• Emphasize the role of expectations, flexibility and time frame in macroeconomics.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this module, students should be able to understand the main problems facing governments and central banks in pursuing macroeconomic policy objectives.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
There will be lectures and homework assignments on policy-oriented formal economic models of the macroeconomy, focused on the short-term business cycle. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Additional Information:
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses.

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Comprehensive final examination involving knowledge of macroeconomic terms and ability to solve mathematical models. The exam will also include multiple choice questions. 2 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Continuous Assessment: Midterm exam: Multiple choice questions on macroeconomic knowledge and model analysis, as well as problems that students have to solve. Unspecified n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Solutions to midterm and homework assignments will be discussed in class.

Name Role
Neeharika Kakunuri Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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