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wir110 - Macroeconomic Theory (Complete module description)
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Module label Macroeconomic Theory
Module abbreviation wir110
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Business Administration and Business Education)
Applicability of the module
  • Bachelor's Programme Business Administration and Law (Bachelor) > Aufbaubereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
  • Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
  • Bachelor's Programme Sustainability Economics (Bachelor) > Grundlagen-/Basiscurriculum
  • Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
Responsible persons
  • Rahmeier Seyffarth, Anelise (Module counselling)
  • Bitzer, Jürgen (Module counselling)
  • Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • Trautwein, Hans-Michael (module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module
At the end of the course, successful students: • understand the interdependence of market processes and economic policy in the subsystems of the economy, • avoid fallacies of composition in the nexus of microeconomics and macroeconomics, • use macroeconomics as a tool to analyse current economic and political issues, • translate economic problems into models that describe macroeconomic causalities and interdependencies by reasonable reductions of complexity, • interpret selected data in the light of macroeconomic theories.
Module contents
The course starts with an introduction to the principles of national accounting which serve as point of departure for the presentation of basic macroeconomic models in short-term, medium-term and long-term perspectives. Short-term: Consumption, saving, investment and finance in the closed-economy IS/LM framework. Medium-term: Labour supply & demand, production and inflation in the AS/AD framework and extensions to open-economy analysis. Long-term: capital accumulation, technical progress and economic growth in different approaches. The basic models are presented in words, algebra and diagrams with the aid of case studies and other exemplary material.
Recommended reading
Blanchard, O. & Illing, G. (2017): Makroökonomie (7. Aufl.). München: Pearson. (or English versions: Blanchard, O.: Macroeconomics, 7th ed. Pearson 2017) Trautwein, H.-M. (2014): Makroökonomik (3rd ed.). Oldenburg: Verlag für Wirtschaft, Informatik und Recht.
Language of instruction German
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
The module combines lectures and tutorials. The lectures present the contents in terms of macroeconomic models and their contexts, while the tutorials serve to improve the understanding of the models by way of exercises. Course materials are uploaded on the Stud.IP website of the module.
Module level
Type of module
Teaching/Learning method
Previous knowledge
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 3 42
Exercises 1 14
Total module attendance time 56 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
end of term
written exam; voluntary contributions that improve grades may undertaken as 'portfolio-presentations' during tutorials