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European Macroeconomics

Prof. Peter Bofinger
Level: beginner
University: University of Würzburg
Platform: moodle
Year: 2018
Recurrence: flexible
Language: English
Discipline: Economics
Attendance: free

European Macroeconomics

This is a new online course at bachelor level. It presents an introduction into macroeconomics with a specific focus on the euro area. The theoretical part provides a critical presentation of the two key macroeconomic models: the (neo)classical approach and the Keynesian approach. This allows a comparative analysis of important macroeconomic topics:

  • unemployment
  • inflation
  • government debt and Modern Monetary Theory
  • banks and financial crises. 

The policy-oriented part discusses the monetary policy of the ECB and the specific challenges for fiscal policy in the euro area. The course also presents other euro area specific topics: Optimum currency area, euro crises, Next Generation EU and Green New Deal.

Organisational matters

The course is based on an online course offered at the University of Würzburg that was recorded in 2021 and available as a learning and teaching package on Exploring Economics.

It is offered again in the summer semester 2022 by the University of Würzburg and the lectures will be uploaded to Youtube. Seminar and exam participation is only possible by applying as a visiting student and paying the participation fee of 130€. An Additional fee of 50€ is required for those wishing to take the exam.

Further information for taking this course through the University of Würzburg can be found on their website and the overview page of the 2022 Pluralist Curriculum.

Information for lecturers and student groups

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