Part of this Programme
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 5
Year | Type of course unit | Language
2 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
140 | 60
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
1. Introduction: Economic Policy Concept; Powers and Actors of Economic Policy The elements of Economic Policy 2. Classification and Paradigms of Economic Policies 3. Objectives of Economic Policy: 3.1. Economic growth; 3.2. Job; 3.3. Price stability; 3.4. External Balance; 3.5. Conflicts of Objectives 4. Economic Policy Instruments Monetary Policy; Foreign exchange policy; Budgetary Policy; Income Policy; Macroeconomic Stabilization and Policy Coordination; 5. Microeconomic or structural policies 5.1. Innovation Policies
Understand the main powers and actors of economic policy; Characterize the main paradigms of economic policy; To know the most relevant objectives of economic policy; Understand the most important instruments of economic policy; Understand the importance of structural policies in business activity; Critically analyze economic policies.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
The aim of the course is to give a general view of the various powers and actors of economic policy and to discuss the main types of economic policies, as well as the constraints and difficulties faced by economic policies in the national and international context. It is understood that knowledge of the economic environment in which managers move is essential in the exercise of their activity.
Teaching methodologies and assessment
Students will have the following form of continuous assessment: -Written written work. Maximum number of 3 elements in the group. Delivery of the work on the day of .. from 2017 - 40% -Presence in class. Students will have to attend at least 75% of the classes Circulará an attendance sheet that must be signed by the students - Test to be held on the day of ... 2016 * - 30% - Test to be held on the day .. of 2017 * - 30% * Dates may change. In accordance with the evaluation regulations in force at the School of Economics and Organizations, passing the course implies that the student obtains a final grade equal to or higher than 10 values.
Burda e Wyplosz (2011), Macroeconomia - uma visão europeia, 5ª ed., Verlag Dashofer, Lisboa.
Amaral, João Ferreira (1996), Política Económica-metodologia, concepções e instrumentos de actuação, Edições Cosmos, Lisboa
Blanchard, O., (2007), Macroeconomia, Pearson Prentice Hall, São Paulo.
Relatórios do Banco de Portugal
Paulo Trigo Pereira et al (2012), Economia e Finanças Públicas, 4ª ed., Escolar Editora, Lisboa.