Discipline sheet

 Discipline sheet: Macroeconomics
 1. Information about the program
1.1 Higher education institution        Babes Bolyai University
1.2 Faculty                             Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
1.3 Department                          Economics
1.4 Field of study                      Finance
1.5 Study cycle                         Bachelor
1.6 Specialization/Program of study     Finance and banking

 2. Information about the discipline
2.1 Discipline title         Macroeconomics
Discipline code              ELE0008
2.2 The holder of the course
activities                         Lect. Octavian        JULA PhD
2.3 The holder of the seminar
activities                         Lect. Octavian        JULA PhD
2.4 Year of study   1 2.5 Semester       2       2.6 Type of assessment   E         2.7 Discipline regime     C

 3. Total time estimated (hours per semester of teaching)
3.1 Number of hours per week             3 From which: 3.2 course             2      3.3 seminar/laboratory       1
3.4 Total hours of curriculum           42 From which: 3.5 course             28     3.6 seminar/laboratory       14
Time distribution                                                                                             Hours
Study after textbook, course support, bibliography and notes                                                   28
Additional documentation in library, on specialized electronic platforms and on the field.                     28
Preparing seminars/laboratories, essays, portfolios and reports.                                               25
Examinations                                                                                                      2
Others activities...................................
3.7 Total hours for individual

3.8 Total hours per semester             125

3.9 Number of credits                        5

 4. Preconditions (if necessary)
4.1 Of curriculum         Not necessary
4.2 Of skills             Not necessary
 5. Conditions (if necessary)
5.1. For conducting the   Students will have the mobile phones switched off
course                    Delay is not acceptable
5.2. For conducting       Students will have the mobile phones switched off
seminar/laboratory        Delay is not acceptable

 6. Specific skills acquired
 Profess        Adequate usage of fundamental concepts of economic theory and methods specific to the field
 ional          Acquiring, analisys and usage of economic datas in companies and other types of organizations
 skills         Fundamentals and solution proposals for economic problems
                Economic material and monetary flows operationalizations and evaluating economic phenomenon
                Identifying and specifying the risk types and their implications in initializing and solving economic
                Operationalizing the elements of analisys of public sector budgets
                The adequate usage of concepts, methods and financial instruments in private and public entities
                Acquiring, analisys and interpreting economic datas and informations regarding financial-economic
                Acquiring, analisys and interpreting economic and environmental datas regarding concepts, theories
                    and specific methods
                Providing economic, financial and accounting studies in organizations
                Identifying, analisys and gestions of elements that are defining of internal and external environment by
                    usig SWOT analisys
                Providing strategies and policies of organizations
                Using data bases, informations and knowledge in applying methods, techniques and managerial
                Realizing activity in trade, tourism and services
                Selling products/services
                Managing relations with customers and suppliers
                Managing and allocation of material and financial resources
                Assuring quality in trade, tourism and services
                Assistance in management of human resources
                Statistic date analisys, interpretation and modifying
                Statistic research knowledge
                Usage of statistical and econometric sofware for economic and social research
                Statistical analisys of socio-economic phenomenon
                Forecasting socio-economic phenomenon
                Econometric and statistical modelling of socio-economic phenomenon
                Providing financial statements, sintetic documents, reporting towards different institutions together with
                    analisys, sintesys, forecast and economic valuations
                Management assistance in decisional process
 Transv           Acquiring, understanding, analisys and usage of concepts, theories, principles and fundamental methods
 ersal             of investigations of market economy
 skills           Applying principles, norms and professional ethic value within riguros work strategy, efficient and
                  Identyfing roles and responsibilities within multispecialized team and applying relational techniques
                   and work efficiency
                  Knowledge, understanding, analisys and usage of concepts, theories, principles and fundamental
                   methods of investigations of specific market economy
                  Identyfing long life learning opportunities and efficient valuating of learning techniques and resources
                   for selfdevelopment (ECTS)
                  Supplimentary competence regarding knowledge and applying principles and general theories of market
                   economy (SPE)
                  Knowledge, explaining and interpreting ideas, processes, phenomenon and tendencies specifico f
                   economic activities and value argumentative of micro and macroeconomics (CIG)
                  The ability of teaching to individuals from highschools linked with economics

 7. Course objectives (arising from grid of specific skills acquired)
7.1 General objective of the         Knowledge of specific terminology. Supplying of scientific basics of rationing of
discipline                           macroeconomic theory. Identifying and options of optimum methods for solving
                                     problems at the macroeconomic level.
7.2 Specific objectives              Providing specific fundamental economic cathegory for students
                                     Presenting functioning mechanism of market economy, macroeconomic equilibrium
                                     and disequilibrium
                                     Providing specific conditions for individual and team study
                                     Scientific research involvement of students
                                     Argumentative development ability

 8. Contents

8.1 Course                                                                                Teaching methods        Observations
Labour force market. The characteristics of labour force market. The supply and demand
of labour force. Equiilibrium on labour force market. Salary: concept, forms and Participatory lecture
Monetary market. The origins of money, The functions of money.
                                                                                          Participatory lecture
Monetary market. Credit and interest. Banking system.
                                                                                          Participatory lecture
Financial market
                                                                                          Participatory lecture
National Economy. Macroeconomic results measurement.
                                                                                          Participatory lecture
Income, consumption and savings.
                                                                                          Participatory lecture
Economic growth. The capital coefficient. Investment productivity. Production function.
                                                                                          Participatory lecture
Macroeconomic equilibruim. IS – LM model
                                                                                          Participatory lecture
Macroeconomic equilibruim. AD-AS model
                                                                                          Participatory lecture
Economic activity cycle. Economic activity fluctuations
                                                                                           Participatory lecture
Inflation. Definition and measurement. Main causes of inflation. Inflationist mechanism
                                                                                           Participatory lecture
Unemployment. Unemployment size and measurement. Main tyes of unemployment.
Causes, consequences and costs of unemployment. Inflation-unemployment relationship Participatory lecture
The role of the state in the economy. The allocation function. Economic policy. State
budget                                                                                     Participatory lecture
International market relations. World trade characteristics. International trade theories.
Exchange rates                                                                             Participatory lecture
 Gheorghe Ciobanu (coord.), Macroeconomie (manualul catedrei), Ed. Risoprint, Cluj-Napoca, 2011;
 Gilbert Abraham Frois, Economie politică, Editura Humanitas, Bucureşti, 1994;
 Gabriela Bodea, Teorie micro şi macroeconomică, Ed. Risoprint, Cluj-Napoca, 2001;
 Gheorghe Ciobanu, Bursele de valori şi tranzacţiile la bursă, Ed. Economică, Bucureşti, 1997;
 Gheorghe Popescu, Evoluţia gândirii economice, Ed.George Bariţiu, Cluj – Napoca, 2000.
 Magdalena Ghişoiu, Paul Cocioc, Economie generală, Presa Universitară Clujeană, Cluj-Napoca, 1999;
 Colectiv, Economie, ediţia VI, Ed. Economică, Bucureşti, 2003;
 Joseph E. Stiglitz, Carl E. Walsh, Economie, Ed. Economică, Bucureşti, 2005.
 Pierre Bezbakh, Inflaţie, dezinflaţie, deflaţie, Ed. Humanitas, Bucureşti, 1992.
 Fernand Braudel, Jocurile schimbului, Ed. Meridiane, Bucureşti, 1995,
 Robert Dornbusch, Macroeconomia, Ed. Sedona, Timişoara, 1997.
 Milton Friedman, Capitalism şi libertate, Ed. Enciclopedică, Bucureşti, 1995.
 J.K. Galbraith, , Ştiinţa economică şi interesul public, Ed. Politică, Bucureşti, 1982;
 R. Lipsey; K. Alec Chrystal, Economia pozitivă, Ed. Economică, Bucureşti, 1999;
 P. Samuelson, W.D. Nordhaus, Economie politică, Ed. Teora, Bucureşti, 2000.
8. 2 Seminar/laboratory                            Teaching methods                                          Observations
Labour force market – salary                    Exercise, demonstration, sample
Monetary market                                 Exercise, demonstration, sample
Financial market                                Exercise, demonstration, sample
Macroeconomic data and indicators               Exercise, demonstration, sample
Income, consumption and savings                 Exercise, demonstration, sample
Inflation                                       Exercise, demonstration, sample
Unemployment                                    Exercise, demonstration, sample
 Gheorghe Ciobanu (coord.), Macroeconomie (manualul catedrei), Ed. Risoprint, Cluj-Napoca, 2011;
 Gilbert Abraham Frois, Economie politică, Editura Humanitas, Bucureşti, 1994;
 Gabriela Bodea, Irina Ban, Economica, Ed. Risoprint, Cluj-Napoca, 2011;
 Cocioc Paul, Jula, Octavian, Macroeconomie. Teorie si aplicatii, Ed. Risoprint, Cluj-Napoca, 2010
 Flavius Rovinaru, Mihaela Rovinaru, Larisa Pop, Macroeconomie. Aplicaţii practice, Ed. Risoprint,
     Cluj-Napoca, 2012;
 Joseph E. Stiglitz, Carl E. Walsh, Economie, Ed. Economică, Bucureşti, 2005.
 Robert Dornbusch, Macroeconomia, Ed. Sedona, Timişoara, 1997.
 R. Lipsey; K. Alec Chrystal, Economia pozitivă, Ed. Economică, Bucureşti, 1999;
  P. Samuelson, W.D. Nordhaus, Economie politică, Ed. Teora, Bucureşti, 2000.
     9. Corroboration / validation of the discipline content according to the expectations of the epistemic
     community representatives, of the ones of the professional associations and also of the representative
     employers of the corresponding program.

 10. Evaluation

                                                                                                   10.3 Share in
Type of activity   10.1 Evaluation criteria                       10.2 Methods of assessment
                                                                                                   final grade
10.4 Course        Knowledge the specific terminology,
                   conceptual system that macroeconomics uses
                   The adequate usage ability of principles,
                   norms and operational methods
                   Demonstration of analysis ability of solving Written exam of theoretical and
                   matters in macroeconomic development         practical knowledge                       60%
                   Logic argumentative approbatory on the
                   reality conscientious valuation strategy

10.5 Seminar       Understanding principles that should be                                                40%
                   follwed on the way to development of 1. Seminar answers
                   countries/companies                             2. Solving practical examples
                   Acquiring the thinking ability in the valuation 3. Tests
                   of dillema type situations in asymetric 4. Projects, themes etc.
                   economic-social development
                   Interdisciplinary complex tasks to be
                   Corellation of theoretical and practical
                   Involvement in scientific research

10.6 Minimum standard of performance
Argumentative development ability
Logic learning, on a conscient valuation strategy
Understanding the importance of study cases
Acquiring thinking abilities of specific abilities of development of countries/national economies
 Date of completion                    Signature of the course holder               Signature of the seminar holder
 01.09.2012                            Lect. Octavian JULA PhD                      Lect. Octavian JULA PhD

 Approval date by department                           Signature of the Head of the Department

 07.09.2012                                            Prof. Gheorghe CIOBANU PhD

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