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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
MSc in Finance1S1English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)M.PICAULT
Intervenant(s)Matthieu PICAULT

Pré requis

This course will use the previous Microeconomic class content. No specific prerequisites are required but an open mind to the macroeconomic situation and developments is necessary. The homework will use simple statistics and economtrics.

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to :
- Build a coherent macroeconomic reasoning.
- Understand the flows inside an economy.
- Use and discuss the main macroeconomic variables and their evolution (business cycle).
- Sketch a short and long term macroeconomic equilibrium.
- Develop a critical view of the short-term and long-term effects of fiscal and monetary policies on economic growth (learning objective AACSB)

Contenu du cours

The first part of this course focuses on the measure of the national income (the GDP) and its evolution over time (the business cycle). Through the IS/LM model, Okun’s Law and the Philips Curve, students will be able to picture a short term equilibrium using the main macroeconomic aggregates (GDP, inflation, interest rate, unemployment). Then the next section will be dedicated to the effects of fiscal and monetary policy on the economic growth. Finally, students will expand their previous analysis to a long run time horizon using the Aggregate Demand (AD) and Aggregate Supply (AS).

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class13,00  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings10,00  
Independent study
Estimated personal workload14,00  
Individual Project10,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant50,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • E-learning
  • Project work
  • Interactive class


Two written individual assignments (exercises, open-questions or project), a participation grade (presence, participation, attitude) and a final written exam (exercises and open-questions)

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Final Exam
Written exam2,00160,00
Written Report0,00230,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Economics, 8th edition by Mankiw and Taylor -

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