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Economics for Finance


The course, which is an introductory economics course on master level, provides the students with the main concepts and models used in modern micro- and macroeconomic analysis.

Course content


  1. Utility Maximization
  2. Demand Function and Substitution Effects
  3. Market Demand, Market Equilibrium, and Uncertainty
  4. Firm Behavior and Supply Function
  5. Firm Supply and Industry Equilibrium
  6. Imperfect Competition


  1. General Equilibrium with Production
  2. Fiscal Policy and the Role of Money
  3. The Neoclassical Model
  4. The New Keynesian Model: IS Curve and Policy
  5. IS-LM and the Role of Monetary Policy
  6. Open Economy Models


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