ECTS - Markets and Economic Indicators

Markets and Economic Indicators (ECON309) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Markets and Economic Indicators ECON309 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Fatih Ekinci
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to teach students to understand and interpret basic economic indicators. For this purpose, it will be taught how to handle and use selected indicators by focusing on economic indicators.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • 1-The main indicators used in the economy. 2- To teach how to evaluate basic indicators with relevant economic analysis. 3-Addressing the implementation of economic policies
Course Content Goods, labor and financial markets; economic and financial indicators; GDP, GNP, growth, inflation, CPI, PPI, GDP deflator, unemployment rates, labor force participation rate, balance of payments, current account balance interest rates, exchange rates, budget, budget deficit.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 1-National Income and Growth 2- Inflation and Prica Indexes 3- Unemployment and related Indicators 4- Analyses of Financial Markets-1 5-Analyses of Financial Markets -2 6-Macroeconomical Policies -1 7- Macroeconomical Policies -2 8- Financial Systems 9-Monetary Policy 10-Budget and Budget Deficit Lecture Notes


Course Book 1. Çolak, O. M & Aktas, A. (2009) Makro Ekonomik Göstergelerin Yorumlanması, Eflatun Yayınevi, Ankara.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 15
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methods of economics X
2 Acquiring the skills of macro level economic analysis X
3 Acquiring the skills of micro level economic analysis X
4 Understanding the formulation and implementation of economic policies at the local, national, regional, and/or global level X
5 Learning different approaches on economic and related issues X
6 Acquiring the quantitative and/or qualitative techniques in economic analysis X
7 Improving the ability to use the modern software, hardware and/or technological devices X
8 Developing intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary team work skills
9 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, discussions, and/or life-long learning X
10 Adopting work ethic and social responsibility X
11 Developing the skills of communication.
12 Improving the ability to effectively implement the knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas: economic policy, public policy, international economic relations, industrial relations, monetary and financial affairs. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 6 96
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 2 2
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 3 3
Total Workload 149