Introductory Macroeconomics, E-learning

7.5 ECTS-credits
First Cycle Level 1
School of Culture and Society
Subject field
Economics (NAA)
Group of Subjects
Disciplinary Domain
Social Science, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved by the Faculty School of Culture and Society, 19 October 2009.
This syllabus is valid from 25 August 2010.

Learning Outcomes

The purpose of the course is to give students insight into different macroeconomic problems:
- How to increase employment in the economy,
- The implications of a low rate of inflation,
- How to stimulate the economic growth.
The students are expected to acquire knowledge and skills in presenting; both verbally and in writing; the development of unemployment and employment in the economy, the inflation forecast given by the Central Bank and different growth scenarios by Konjunkturinstitutet.

Course Content

The course deals primarily with unemployment, inflation and economic growth from a short-term perspective. The students will acquire knowledge of different macroeconomic concepts as well as awareness of Sweden’s economic performance during the last decade.
Main themes of the course are:
- National accounts
- Unemployment: its definition and development in Sweden
- Inflation, the measures of inflation and the Swedish rate of inflation
- Economic growth
- The Keynesian Model
- The Phillips Curve
- Stabilization policies: fiscal and monetary policies


Written exam as well as a minor essay. The latter element is not compulsory, but it is worth a number of course points and will be included in the total exam points.

Forms of Study

Lectures and exercises can be followed in Internet.


The Swedish grades U–VG.


  • General entry requirements and Mathematics 3b or 3c or Mathematics C, Social Sciences 1b or 1a1+1a2, English 6

Other Information

The numbers of resit examinations are limited to five.