Full Title:Macroeconomics
Module Code:ECON B7Z06
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2009/10 ( September 2009 )
Module Delivered in No Programmes
Module Description:The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of how the economic system functions as a whole. The module aims to provide an understanding of the Irish economy, government policy and its place in the global context. It also aims to provide an understanding of sustainable economic development and the efficient mix of regulation and markets necessary to achieve this goal. It will also show through theory and practical example how resources are channelled into different productive uses in an economy and whether or not these uses are sustainable.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Describe and evaluate crucial elements of macroeconomic theory.
  2. Critically examine the objectives of macroeconomic policy and evaluate current macroeconomic policies.
  3. Explain the theoretical basis of government intervention under a market framework.
  4. Analyse economic trends
  5. Examine critically the efficient mix of regulation and markets with a view to sustainable economic develoopment
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Content
Fiscal and monetary policy. Policy objectives and Competitiveness for a Regional Economy. National income statistics. Role of Government: Rationale, Levels and Size. International Trade theories. Historical perspectives - Irish Economic Performance since Independence.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Class Test Continuous assessment will consist of assignment or class tests which will examine the students comprehension of material presented in lecture and their ability to analyse economic theory and data. 1,2,3,4,5 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4,5 70.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Resources
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Turley, G. and M. Maloney, Principles of economics: an Irish textbook, (3rd Edition) ISBN: 0-717-14205-3, Gill & Macmillan Ltd., 2006
  • Leddin, A., and B. M. Walsh, The Macroeconomy of the Eurozone ISBN: 0-717-13492-X, Gill & Macmillan Ltd., 2003.
  • O’Hagan, J. and C. Newman (Eds.), The Economy of Ireland – National & Sectoral Policy Issues, (9th Edition) ISBN: 0-717-13840-2, Gill & Macmillan Ltd., 2005
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • n/a: Irish Banking Review
  • n/a: www.ibf.ie
  • n/a: Economic and Social Research Institute
  • n/a: www.esri.ie
  • n/a: www.oecd.org
  • n/a: Central Statistics Office
  • n/a: www.cso.ie
  • n/a: International Monetary Fund
  • n/a: www.imf.org