Course code Ekon2121

Credit points 3

Macroeconomics

Total Hours in Course48

Number of hours for lectures24

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes24

Date of course confirmation11.10.2011

Responsible UnitEkonomikas un reģionālās attīstības institūts

Course developer

author Ekonomikas un reģionālās attīstības institūts

Dina Popluga

Dr. oec.

Course abstract

The objectives of this course concern obtaining of theoretical knowledge about economic circumstances on level of macroeconomics in order to understand it’s practical use and to analyze basic problems of macroeconomics in respect of real economy. Consequently the students are expected to be able to draw up suggestions about the possibilities for economical development and growth.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge – on macroeconomic indicators, their analysis and importance, as well as impact of certain country’s economic policies (fiscal, monetary, employment promotion, etc.) on the national growth and development, and understanding of regularities and guidelines of macroeconomic theory. Skills – to analyze and critically evaluate economic processes at the national level, as well as skills to develop conceptual proposals for institutions responsible for policy improvement, with the aim to promote smooth and stable economic growth. Competence – ability to acquire, filter and analyze economic information that is necessary for the development of conceptual proposals for achieving goals of the economic growth and employment promotion.

Compulsory reading

1. Šenfelde M. Makroekonomika, 3. izd. Rīga: RTU, 2009. 241 lpp.
2. Lībermanis G. Makroekonomikas pamatrādītāji. Rīga: SIA Jumis, 2007. 187 lpp.
3. Počs R., Ozoliņa V. Makroekonomisko procesu modelēšana: lekciju konspekts. Rīga: RTU, 2007. 75 lpp.
4. Gods U. Makroekonomika. 2., papild. izd. Rīga: Biznesa augstskola Turība, 2004. 360 lpp.

Further reading

1. Olney M. L. Macroeconomics as a Second Language. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011. 334 p. Nav liel. Latvijas b-kās.
2. Plotkāns A. Cita ekonomika. Rīga: SIA Dienas Grāmata, 2010. 192 lpp.
3. Bikse V. Ekonomika un bankas. Latvijas Komercbanku asociācija, Konsultāciju Mācību centrs. Rīga, 2009. 224 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Dienas bizness: nedēļas laikraksts: Latvijas biznesa avīze. Rīga: Diena: Dagens Industri, 2005-. ISSN 1407-2041.
2. Latvija. Ziņojums par Latvijas tautsaimniecības attīstību. Latvijas Republikas Ekonomikas ministrija. Rīga: LR Ekonomikas ministrija. ISSN 1407-4095.
3. Kapitāls: žurnāls lietišķiem cilvēkiem: krāsains biznesa un ekonomikas žurnāls. Rīga: Lietišķās informācijas dienests. ISSN 1407-2505.