Full Title:Macroeconomics
Module Code:ECON B8Z03
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
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 of macroeconomic theory
  2. Critically examine the objectives of macroeconomic policy and evaluate current macroeconomic policies.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the economic models of market intervention and the role of government intervention in an economy
  4. Analyse economic data
  5. To analyse how resources are allocated in an economy to generate sustainable economic growth

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
• National Income accounting • The Keynesian Revolution • Money and Interest rates • Government policy and its objectives • The Open Economy • Inflation and Unemployment
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 be through assignments or class tests to which will examine the students comprehension of the material presented in lecture and their ability to 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
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Gerard Turley and Maureen Maloney 2011, Principles of Economics, 4th Ed., 1-19, Gill and MacMillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717149889]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • A Leddin and B Walsh, The Macroeconomy of Ireland, Gill and MacMillan
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_BBAAF_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accounting and Finance 2 Mandatory
DK_HSEAE_7 Bachelor of Arts in Sport, Exercise and Enterprise 6 Group Elective 2
DK_BBUST_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) 2 Mandatory
DK_BMRKT_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Marketing 2 Mandatory