The general objective of this course is to understand the meaning of the main economic indicators and how they are impacting the business environment.

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  • greg.simons@ires.uu.se

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  • narciz.balasoiu@rei.ase.ro

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At the end of the course, students will:
  • What are the economic indicators? What is GDP, inflation, unemployment, etc?
  • What do they cover? What is included in inflation, what is not in GDP, who is in the unemployment and who is not?
  • What is their significance? What do fiscal balances, trade balance or the exchange rate tell us?
  • Where and when are they are published?
  • How reliable are they?
  • Will they be revised or are the first-reported figures set in stone?
  • How should they be interpreted?

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