Economics in Global Environment

Macroeconomic magnitudes
Macroeconomic imbalances

Entorno Económico y Operaciones

Inicio: 23/11/2023. Plazo de inscripción cerrado hasta la próxima edición.
Fin Preinscripción: 23/11/2023
Precio: 330€



Any investment strategy in a given country has to take into account the evolution of macroeconomic variables in that particular country but also in its trading partners. The purpose of this course is to provide the students with an overview of all the macroeconomic indicators to monitor in order to describe the current and future conditions of an economy, because the returns of an investment are going to be fundamentally driven by the state of the business cycle and the structural prospects of the country chosen for the investment. Therefore, the course will concentrate on both, long-run and short-run perspectives of the country.

The course will be self-contained. For those students with some background in economics, could be a good review of what they know, but it will be seeing with from an applied perspective. Those students with no background in economics would have the possibility of quickly learn the basic macroeconomic concepts necessary to make inference about the economic prospects of a particular economy.  


At the end of the course, the student should be familiar with most macroeconomic concepts, starting from GDP and finishing with Quantitative Easing. Understanding this magnitudes will be key to optimally design his/her investment decisions. The student should also be able to relate all the individual variable in order to obtain a global picture of the economic situation in a given country. 


Duration: The course lasts 30 teaching hours. From November 3th until 16th. 

Modality: The course is taught 100% online, combining live classes, where you can interact with the teacher and your classmates, and videoconferences. You will also have the recordings at your disposal on CANVAS, our virtual campus.

Course subsidized by FUNDAE.

Headquarters: ENAE. University Campus of Espinardo 30100, Espinardo, Murcia. 


Macroeconomic magnitudes
  • GDP at constant prices, current prices. Growth rates of GDP
  • GDP per cápita, Income per cápita.
  • Productivity, unemployment and population factor
  • Competitiveness
  • Unit labor costs
  • Differences in prices and productivity across countries
  • Relative and absolute comparative advantage  
Macroeconomic imbalances
  • Macroeconomic imbalances:
    • Unemployment
    • Inflation
    • Public debt
    • External debt
  • Accounting identitites
  • Twin deficits
  • Saving and Investment
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