Macroeconomia (LGVR)
Cod: 61082
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Economia
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 15

This course unit introduces basic concepts of macroeconomics; it explains how macroeconomy is used for understanding important economic issues, and it introduces some of the consequences of monetary union in terms of economic policies.


Keynesian Model

Inflation and Unemployment

Monetary Union

Identify the main macroeconomic variables;


Understand how monetary and budgetary policies work;


Develop skills to analyze the main economic problems

1- Introduction to Macroeconomics (objectives and neoclassical and Keynesian approaches)


2- The Real Market


3- The Money Market


4- The IS/LM Model or Constant Price Model


5- The AD-AS Model or Variable Price Model


6- Inflation and Unemployment


7- Consequences for Portugal of the Introduction of the Euro


1. Sotomayor, Ana (2018). Princípios de Macroeconomia. Rei dos livros.

2. Comissão Europeia, COMUNICAÇÃO DA COMISSÃO AO PARLAMENTO EUROPEU (2021) relativa ao oitavo relatório sobre a coesão -


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).

Good computer skills from the user's point of view, especially in word processing and the internet.


A focus on scientific articles related to the marketing of services in retail will help to understand and consolidate concepts related to the business.


linked to the business.


Although many of the texts are in Portuguese, a good command of English will be desirable.