Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.3410 Intermediate Macroeconomics
(Intermediate Macroeconomics)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries
Ansprechpartner (contact): Alexandra Mitschke (alexandra.mitschke[at]
Credits: 5 ECTS
Workload: 150 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): SoSe/WS
Studiensemester (study semester): 1-4
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.34101 / Intermediate Macroeconomics Vorlesung / Übung P
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):
Zur Zeit sind keine Voraussetzungen bekannt. (No conditions are known.)
Inhalte (short description):
This is a reduced version of module W3411. Only an exercise course will take place. Lecture slides will be provided but not explained.
The course selects episodes in historic economic development, describes conditions and facts and explains directions and controversies of economic thinking at that particular time. Further, selected episodes will be used as examples for applying economic theories to the described historic events. In particular, the theories studied in the first year introductory course are recapitulated and applied to the historic real world episodes.
Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):
​...get to know exemplary standard macroeconomic models in a historic context (see lecture slides). In the exercise students practice the use of macroeconomic tools, reflect on historical data and get more information on economic institutions that shape the economic landscape and provide important data. Students deal with major events in economic history and related stylized facts and learn more about the development of economic thinking over time and reflect on historical data.
Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):
...practice the analysis of economic phenomena with the help of theoretical models and macroeconomic tools. Students learn how to apply general macroeconomic models to specific problems as well as how to assess historical events both from the former point of view and from today's point of view. In addition, students practice the reading and critical assessment of empirical facts as well as the quality of data.
Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):

​...improve their intercultural communication skills due to the high participation of international students in the course and English as course language.

Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):

​...are provided with lecture slides and exercise questions and have to autonomously search for additional material on standard economic question and for answering the exercise questions. Furthermore, students improve their economic knowledge and ability to work independently.

Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulabschlussprüfung
Art der Prüfung
(type of examination)
a) Hausarbeit 10 p. 50.00 %
b) Besondere Form der Leistungserbringung. Details siehe Prüfungsumfang 2 Work Sheet Assignments (available online in the PANDA-system) 50.00 %
Studienleistung / qualifizierte Teilnahme (module participation requirements)
Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an Prüfungen (formal requirements for participating in examinations)
Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von Credits (formal requirements for granting credit points)
Die Vergabe der Credits erfolgt, wenn die Modulnote mindestens „ausreichend“ ist
Gewichtung für Gesamtnote (calculation of overall grade)
Das Modul wird mit der doppelten Anzahl seiner Credits gewichtet (Faktor: 2)
Verwendung des Moduls in den Studiengängen (The module can be selected in the following degree programmes)
B.Sc. International Business Studies, B.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik, B.Sc. Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Umfang QT (participation requirements):
Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
Students are provided with lecture slides and exercise questions and have to autonomously search for additional material on standard economic models and for answering the exercise questions.
Teilnehmerbegrenzung (participant limit):
Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):

​The course will be held in English. Detailed information will be available on the learning platform Panda.

Hinweis (note):

Die Prüfungsform wurde im Sommersemester 2020 aufgrund des Ausbruchs der Infektionskrankheit COVID-19 geändert.

Type of examinations were changed in summer term 2020 due to the onset of the infectious disease COVID-19.

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