EC102GC      Half Unit
Economics B (Spring Semester)

This information is for the 2020/21 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Antonio Mele 32 L 1.22


This course is available to General Course ‘Spring Semester’ students.

Course content

Measurement of the aggregate economy; growth and development; economic fluctuations; stabilization policy; money and inflation; unemployment; financial and sovereign crises.


20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the LT.

A revision lecture will be offered in week 11 of Lent term.

This course is delivered through a combination of classes and lectures totalling a minimum of 30 hours across the Lent Term. This year, some or all of this teaching will be delivered through a combination of virtual classes, live streamed (recorded) lectures, and some flipped content delivered as short online videos.

Formative coursework

There will be weekly assignments to be submitted, for which full solutions will be available. Feedback will be provided for at least two of them.

Indicative reading

There is no mandatory textbook but students may find it useful to consult the following:

N Gregory Mankiw, Macroeconomics, Worth, 8th edition, or more recent editions.


Exam (90%, duration: 2 hours, reading time: 15 minutes) in the summer exam period.
Coursework (10%) in the LT.

Important information in response to COVID-19

Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2019/20: Unavailable

Average class size 2019/20: Unavailable

Capped 2019/20: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Problem solving
  • Application of numeracy skills