Contact hours:26×90 min. lectures, 13×90 min. seminars.
Compulsory for:Master's in Economics and Master's in Monetary and Financial Economics.
Workload:168 hours.

Aims and objectives

Macroeconomics is one of the first-semester compulsory courses for the Master's courses in Economics and in Monetary and Financial Economics at ISEG . The weekly workload is four and a half hours and we anticipate 26 lectures and 13 seminars.


  • To deepen the knowledge in macroeconomic theory at an advanced level.
  • To provide the methodologies and techniques necessary for analysis and research in the main areas of applied and theoretical Macroeconomics.
  • To provide the appropriate tools for further education at the PhD level.


  • To explain and evaluate macroeconomic models.
  • To apply macroeconomic models to practical economic and policy issues.
  • To show a knowledge of the macroeconomic literature in general, and the reading list in particular.



Students enrolled in Macroeconomics are expected to possess the intermediate-level knowledge in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Mathematics, and Statistics and Econometrics, that is taught in a good undergraduate school in Economics. If you are not sure about your previous background, we advise you to read A Summer Study Guide for New Students of the Master's in Economics and Master's in Monetary and Financial Economics, available in the restricted area.