Academic year 2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Course code LT9005 (AF:233114 AR:117998)
Modality Frontal Lesson
ECTS credits 12
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code SECS-P/01
Period 2nd Semester
Course year 1
Course objectives
This course provides students with a broad overview of intermediate-level economy theory, covering both microeconomic theory and macroeconomic theory. Students will learn: to interpret economic issues through the application of economic theory, to formulate and address economic policies using the language and approach of economic analysis; to set up and solve theoretical economic problems.
Students will acquire the appropriate economic tools and terminology and develop a critical approach to the real world
Some basic knowledge of graphical representations and secondary-school level Mathematics.
Part 1 will be devoted to microeconomics:
- trade offs in economics
- consumer theory
- elasticity and markets
- the effect of taxes
- production theory
- equilibrium under perfect competition and welfare
- monopoly and oligopoly
- uncertainty

Part 2 will be devoted to macroeconomics:
- national accounts
- demand and supply
- unemployment and inflation
- long run economic growth
- saving, investment and finance
- economic policies
- open economy
Referral texts
Economics,by Paul Krugman and Robin Wells, McMillan publisher, third edition

Suggested readings:
From Evidence to Action: The story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in sub-Saharan Africa, by Davis, B., Handa, S., Hypher, N., Rossi, N. W., Winters, P., Yablonski, J. (2016). FAO, UNICEF, and Oxford University Press
Type of exam
Assessment methods
-Homework assigned weekly (20% of final mark)
-Mid-term written examination (40% of final mark)
-Final written examination (40% of final mark)
Teaching methods
Besides the lectures there will be some "on line applications" and some tutorials.
Students will be expected to hand in regularly their homeworks.
Teaching language
  • Course with sustainable contents
  • University credits of sustainability: 2
  • E-learning, moodle platforms
  • Use of open-source software