008POLAL6

Economic policy

This course is designed to initiate the students to the mechanisms of macroeconomic policies through theoretical and quantitative means. It covers even-handed views of the major schools of thought in macroeconomics namely the approaches of the Keynesian and Neo-classical economists on major issues which include inflation, unemployment, budget deficit, growth and money. The course objectives are therefore: a. To develop a thorough understanding of how the economy works at the aggregate level and how total output, employment, prices and interest rates are determined using models such as the Keynesian IS-LM model or the Neo-Classical macroeconomic equilibrium model; b. To explore the factors underlying economic growth, business cycles, inflation and unemployment; c. To acquire the ability to assess rigorously the effects of various government policies and outside shocks on these features of the economy. We will use the tools developed to address issues such as: What are the sources of business cycle fluctuations and what, if anything, should the government do to alleviate business cycles? What are the effects of monetary and fiscal policies on the economy according to the major schools of thought? d. To reinforce the students’ competencies in critical thinking by acquiring, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating knowledge through the use of quantitative methods and logical reasoning skills.


Temps présentiel : 37.5 heures


Charge de travail étudiant : 15 heures


Méthode(s) d'évaluation : Examen final, Examen partiel, Travail personnel


Référence :
- Bernard Bernier and Yves Simon, : « Initiation à la macroéconomie », 9th edition, Dunod. - Olivier Blanchard and Daniel Cohen,:“Macroéconomie”, 3rd edition, Pearson.

Les prérequis de ce cours sont les suivants
 Macro Economics
Ce cours est proposé dans les diplômes suivants
 Bachelor in business administration and management