1. Knowledge and understanding.
Starting form the basic elements of macroeconomic theory the course aims to provide basic tools for the analysis of economic systems.
2. Applied knowledge and understanding skills.
The student will be able to use the economic theory to undertake elementary economic policy analysis.
3. Autonomy of judgment.
The student will be alble to independently and critically evaluate the funcitoning of ecomic system at the macro level. The student will be also able to provide potential solutions to real economic problems.
4. Communication skills.
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired a solid familiarity and mastery of technical language and will be able to argue in an adequate way if called to express themselves on hypothetical and real economic problems.
5. Ability to learn.
The student will be able to illustrate and discuss at macro level, the meaning and the interpretation of the main macroeconomic indicators, the problems related to unemployment and inflation, the determinants of long-term growth, the macro effects of economic shocks through the model of aggregate demand and supply; the student will be also able to identify the correct economic policy intervention to restore economic equilibrium as well as the consequence of each policy intervention.