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  • Crédits ECTS : 2
  • Niveau d'étude : BAC +1
  • Volume horaire : 22h00
  • Langue d'enseignement : Anglaise
  • Période d'enseignement : Premier semestre

Basics of Economy

Description

PLAN DU COURS

I. The focus of macroeconomics

 

  1. What is macroeconomics ?
  2. Using macroeconomic models
  3. The circular-flow model
  4. Macroeconomic goals
  5. Measuring output
  6. Living standards
  7. The retail Price Index
  8. The GDP deflator
  9. Measuring unemployment
  10. The business cycle
  11. A brief history of macroeconomic thought
  12. Aggregate demand
  13. Aggregate supply
  14. Macroeconomic equilibrium
  15. The impact of government policies
  16. The business cycle and macroeconomic equilibrium
  17. Some causes of economic growth
  18. Supply-side economics in Britain and the United States
  19. The International Monetary Fund’s view
  20. Consumption
  21. Saving
  22. Investment
  23. Including the government sector
  24. Opening the economy to foreign trade
  25. Why use money?
  26. What is money?
  27. Narrow money and broad money
  28. Measuring the money supply
  29. The demand for money
  30. Interest rates
  31. The rate of interest and money market equilibrium
  32. Monetary policy
  33. Some theories of inflation
  34. The Philips curve
  35. How may inflation be reduced?
  36. The benefits of international trade
  37. Paying for international trade
  38. Exchange rates
  39. Exchange rates and the domestic economy

II. Measuring the economy : output and living standards

III. Measuring the economy: inflation and unemployment

IV. Macroeconomics and history

V. The aggregate demand and aggregate supply model

VI. The Keynesian model

VII. Money

VIII. A review of inflation

IX. The open economy: international trade and the exchange rate

 

 

METHODOLOGIE APPLIQUEE

 

Cours avec des supports (résumé, mots et concepts clés, questions de révisons).

Dossier constitué par les étudiants comportant des extraits de journaux.

Recherche documentaire sur un des thèmes choisi par les étudiants.

Exposé oral sur le thème choisi.

 

RESULTATS ATTENDUS

 

  • Autonomie
  • Développement de la réflexion sur la vie citoyenne et économique,
  • Comprendre le fonctionnement d’une entreprise, d’un Etat,
  • Situer l’économie d’un pays européen par rapport à l’économie mondiale, ainsi qu’à l’échelle européenne.

Objectifs

  • To give a general view and understanding of macroeconomics to students from different backgrounds.
  • To introduce concepts in the context of real-word applications.
  • To show how economic ideas can be used to analyse social, political and economic problems.
  • To make students appreciate that a knowledge of economic principles is essential for understanding the behaviour of consumers, firms and governments.

Contact

Institut Catholique de Toulouse

31 rue de la Fonderie
B.P. 7012
31068 Toulouse Cedex 7

Tél : 05 61 36 81 00

Contact :L'ICT (dircabrectorat @ ict-toulouse.fr)

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