Advanced Macroeconomics

Term: 
Fall
Credits: 
4.0
ECTS credits: 
8.0
Status: 
Core
Elective
Course Description: 

We introduce the fundamental methods and toolkit needed to analyze dynamic general equilibrium optimizing models in discrete time. The goal of this course is to provide students with understanding a set of key macroeconomic models and how those can be taken to data. The solution/estimation methods reviewed during the class are applicable in many fields of economics.

Learning Outcomes: 
  •  Students understand the mechanics of the relevant models taught.
  • They are able to set up and solve standard dynamic macroeconomic models.
  • They understand how macro models relate to macro data.
  • They know how to use standard software for solving and simulating macro models.
Assessment: 

Assessment for the whole 4-credit course is through a final exam and problem sets, the former accounting for 70%, the latter for 30% of the total course grade.

Prerequisites: 

This is a compulsory, core class for first-year PhD students. Enrollment is open to interested second-year MA students as well.

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