EC1B5 Half Unit
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr L.Rachel Ngai, 32L.1.15
This course is compulsory on the BSc in Economic History. This course is available on the BA in Geography, BSc in Accounting and Finance, BSc in Economic History and Geography, BSc in Environment and Development, BSc in Politics, BSc in Politics and International Relations and BSc in Psychological and Behavioural Science. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
This course cannot be taken with EC1B3 Macroeconomics I.
Students must have completed Microeconomics I (EC1A5).
This course is an introductory course in macroeconomics, which is the study of the overall economic performance of countries. You will learn about economic growth, business cycles (booms and recessions), unemployment, inflation, exchange rates, monetary and fiscal policy. We will apply the tools developed in the course to historical and contemporary events.
This course, in combination with either EC1A3 or EC1A5, exempts those who complete them from BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
This course, combined with EC1A5, contributes to the CB2 Exemption of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).
20 hours of lectures and 9 hours of classes in the LT. 1 hour of classes in the ST.
There will be a reading week in Week 6 of LT only (no lectures or, classes).
This course is delivered through a combination of classes and lectures totalling a minimum of 30 hours across 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.
There will be weekly assignments and feedback will be given on two.
- Macroeconomics – Daron Acemoglu, David I. Laibson, and John A. List (note the content is also part of the textbook Economics by the same authors).
Exam (90%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Coursework (10%) in the LT.
Course selection videos
Some departments have produced short videos to introduce their courses. Please refer to the course selection videos index page for further information.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 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 differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching 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.
Total students 2020/21: Unavailable
Average class size 2020/21: Unavailable
Capped 2020/21: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving