Lectures 1 and 2: General Notions of Information Theory. In these lectures we present the basic tool in information theory necessary for theories modeling attention This part will rely first on the first four chapters of the book by Thomas and Cover Elements of Information Theory.
Here is a list of additional papers that could be presented
Bils, Mark and Peter J. Klenow (2004): “Some Evidence on the Importance of Sticky Prices.” Journal of Political Economy, 112, 947-985.
Bils, Mark, Peter J. Klenow and Oleksiy Kryvtsov (2003): “Sticky Prices and Monetary Policy Shocks.” Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review, 27(1), 2-9.
Christiano Lawrence J., Martin Eichenbaum and Charles L. Evans (1999): “Monetary Policy Shocks: What Have We Learned and to What End?” In “Handbook of Macroeconomics”, edited by John B. Taylor and Michael Woodford, Elsevier, New York.
Christiano, Lawrence J., Martin Eichenbaum and Charles Evans (2005): “Nominal Rigidities and the Dynamic Effects of a Shock to Monetary Policy.” Journal of Political Economy, 113, 1-45.
Mackowiak, B., and M. Wiederholt (2009a): “Business Cycle Dynamics under Rational Inattention,” Discussion paper, European Central Bank and Northwestern University, http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/ mwi774/RationalInattentionDSGE.pdf.
Mackowiak, B., and M. Wiederholt (2009b): “Optimal Sticky Prices under Rational Inattention,” American Economic Review, 99(3), 769–803.
Mankiw, N. G., And R. Reis (2002): “Sticky Information Versus Sticky Prices: A Proposal to Replace the New Keynesian Phillips Curve*,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 117(4), 1295–1328.
Mankiw, N. G., And R. Reis (2010): “Imperfect Information and Aggregate Supply,” in Handbook of Monetary Economics. Elsevier.
Sims, C. A. (1987): “A rational expectations framework for short-run policy analysis,” in New approaches to monetary economics, ed. by W. A. Barnett, and K. J. Singleton, pp. 293–308. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England.
(2005): “Rational Inattention: A Research Agenda,” Discussion paper, Princeton University, http://sims.princeton.edu/yftp/RIplus.
(2006): “Rational Inattention: Beyond the Linear-Quadratic Case,” American Economic Review, 96(2), 158–163.
Woodford, Michael (2002): “Imperfect Common Knowledge and the Effects of Monetary Policy.” In P. Aghion, R. Frydman, J. Stiglitz, andM.Woodford, eds: “Knowledge, Information, and Expectations in Modern Macroeconomics: In Honour of Edmund S. Phelps.” Princeton University Press, Princeton.
Woodford, Michael (2003): “Interest and Prices. Foundations of a Theory of Monetary Policy.” Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford.