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EC9C6: Topics in Macroeconomics

  • Omer Moav

    Module Leader
  • Christine Braun

    Module Lecturer
  • Jagjit Chadha

    Module Lecturer
12 CATS - Department of Economics
Autumn Module

Principal Aims

The module aims to develop the skills and knowledge of Macroeconomics, necessary for a career as an academic economist and in all areas where advanced research skills in macroeconomics are required. Specifically, it aims to teach the students to understand, appreciate, and ultimately contribute to, frontier research. It is intended to be comparable to modules taught in the best research universities in the USA and elsewhere in Europe.

Principal Learning Outcomes

Have a good overview and a thorough understanding of Macroeconomics. Develop a critical knowledge of recent research in some key areas of Macroeconomics. Enable students to pursue their own research agenda in the field.

Syllabus

Illustrative topics include:

• Developments in computational macroeconomics, covering the key state of the art techniques to implement and solve macroeconomic models of any kind.

• Developments in growth theory, covering recent developments in issues that characterize the long run economic evoution as well as policy intervention with long run cycles.

• Developments in macro-labour, and developments in fiscal and monetary economics, both topics focusing on business cycle macro-economics and short and medium run labour market and financial frictions as well as policy interventions with short-run targets.

Context

Optional Module
L1PJ - Year 2
Pre or Co-requisites
Satisfactory completion of MRes year 1

Assessment

Assessment Method
Coursework (100%)
Coursework Details
2 assessments (worth 50% each)
Exam Timing
N/A