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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

417 - Degree in Economics

27422 - Economic Policy I

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
27422 - Economic Policy I
Faculty / School:
109 - Facultad de Economía y Empresa
417 - Degree in Economics
First semester
Subject Type:

5.1. Methodological overview

This subject offers to the student the conceptual and analytical framework to understand the economic policy measures that can be applied by governments and other economic institutions to reach short run economic goals.

A variety of methodologies will be used including lecture/presentation, practical sessions, discussions, debates, group work and tutorial. 

5.2. Learning tasks

  1. Teacher presentation of theoretical and practical contents of the subject.
  2. Student personal work on practical sessions and exam preparation.
  3. Tutorials.
  4. Exams.

5.3. Syllabus

1: Short term economic analysis
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Methodology for short term economic analysis
1.3. National accounts and macroeconomic data
1.4. Main short-term economic indicators


2: Monetary policy

2.1. Introduction
2.2. The monetary policy strategy. Institutional framework
2.3. General framework of the Eurosystem

2.4 Non conventional monetary policy instruments

3: Fiscal policy

3.1. The concept of fiscal policy
3.2. Application and effects of fiscal policy
3.3. Main fiscal policy indicators
3.4. Fiscal discipline in Spain and the European Union.

3.5: The coordination of economic policies