27426 - Economic Policy II
PART I: The macroeconomic environment and economic policy since joining the European Union
0.1. A preview of the current situation.
0.2. The macroeconomic table and other tools of analysis.
0.3. The industrialization of the Spanish economy in historical perspective: 1960-1975.
0.4. The crisis of the seventies: causes and consequences.
Lesson 1. Growth, imbalances and crises, 1985-1993
1.1. Recovering the path of growth.
1.2. Excess of demand and financing problems.
1.3. A consolidated public sector.
1.4. Persistent unemployment.
1.5. Exchange rate and competitiveness.
Lesson 2. Crisis and adjustments 1992-1993
2.1. Figures of the crisis.
2.2. The European Monetary System storm.
2.3. Policy adjustments.
Lesson 3. Euro and economic expansion, 1994-2007
3.1. The horizon of European monetary integration.
3.2. The first years in the euro.
3.3. A model of unbalanced growth.
3.4. Productivity and competitiveness.
3.5. Immigration and employment.
Lesson 4. The Great Recession in Spain 2008-2013
4.1. A crisis foretold.
4.2. Radiography of the economic cycle.
4.3. The sovereign debt crisis.
4.4. Adjustments and reforms.
Lesson 5. The current situation, 2013-2015
5.1. Recent developments in the macroeconomic picture.
5.2. Demand indicators.
5.3. Supply indicators.
5.4. The labour market.
5.5. Monetary issues and foreign sector.
PART II: Growth factors and their importance in the Spanish Economy
Lesson 6. Economic growth in the long term
6.1. Differences in quality of life.
6.2. Working with income growth. Spanish economic growth.
6.3. Convergence processes.
Lesson 7. The accumulation of physical capital
7.1. The Solow model and its implications for economic policy.
7.2. Endowments of physical capital in Spain and its territorial distribution.
Lesson 8. Human capital
8.1. The concept of human capital.
8.2. Investment in education.
8.3. Human capital as an engine of growth.
8.4. The evolution of the stock of human capital in Spain.
Lesson 9. Investment in Technology
9.1. The concept of technology.
9.2. The importance of new technologies for growth and development.
9.3. The state of innovation in Spain: towards a knowledge economy.
Lesson 10. The importance of institutions and the design of economic policy