Economics for Non-Economists: Micro- and Macroeconomics Back
The seminar offers an intensive introduction to some of the key concepts used by economists. It consists of two components, one on microeconomic analysis and one on macroeconomic analysis. The main topics covered in microeconomics are the effective functioning of competitive markets and potential need for government intervention. The goal of the macroeconomics section is to understand the interactions among the main policy areas: monetary policy, fiscal policy, and wage-setting. Conceptual and theoretical frameworks will be discussed from the perspective of applied policy illustrations, providing the participants with a hands-on understanding of modern economic analysis.
This course conveys a thorough understanding of professional economists' way of thinking. It gives participants a concise overview of the most important topics and approaches in micro- and macroeconomics. The course thereby qualifies particiants for a competent consumption of economic phenomena and developments, allowing them to also anticipate further developments or possible measures in a given economic challenge. No background in economics or mathematics is necessary.
Professionals from all sectors (public, private, and from NGOs)
- Higher education degree
- At least two years of relevant professional experience (average is 10 years)
- Good knowledge of English
NB: This course can also be completed as part of the Certificate in Public Financial Management and Methods.