This is a second year undergraduate course in macroeconomics, which is
aimed for students who have a deeper interest in macroeconomics. The
course presents and analyzes important macroeconomic theories through
formal models. We also look at some examples of empirical work,
which illustrate the ways that theories can be applied and tested. Some
of the topics covered are: growth, business cycles, consumption,
unemployment, fiscal policy and budget deficits. The course largely
follows Williamson’s Macroeconomics textbook (Prentice Hall). The course consists of 12 2-hour lectures and 6 2-hour tutorials. The evaluation consists of 2 group assignments to be handed in during the term and a final exam on the 18th of December 2014.Tutorials You should address questions regarding the problem sets and the tutorials to your tutor, Tyler Abbot, who you can contact by email on 'tyler.abbot at sciencespo.fr'. In case there are topics where many of you require assistance, we will organize tutorials. A very extensive maths handout prepared by (Luca Bittarello).
Lecture 1, Problem set 1, PS1 solutions Group assignment 1
The Economist (2009): Measuring what matters The Economist (2011): Lies, flame-grilled lies and statistics The Economist (2011): Beefed-up burgernomics
2.1 Growth facts and the Malthusian model Lecture 2, Problem set 2, PS2 solutions
The Economist (2009): Falling fertility The Economist (2009): Go forth and multiply a lot less 2.2 The Solow model Lecture 3, Problem set 3, PS3 solutions
Lecture 4, Problem set 4, PS4 solutions
Lucas (1990): Why Doesn't Capital Flow from Rich to Poor Countries? Baumol (1990): Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive Olson (1996): Big Bills Left on the Sidewalk: Why Some Nations are Rich, and Others Poor 2.3 Endogenous Growth Models Lecture 5, Problem set 5, PS5 solutions
Lucas (2000): Some Macroeconomics for the 21st Century The Economist (2011): Catching up is so very hard to do The Economist (2013): Has the ideas machine broken down?
Lecture 6, Problem set 6, PS6 solutions
Group assignment 2,
Lecture 8, Problem set 7, PS7 solutions Lecture 9, Problem set 8, PS8 solutions
Lecture 10, Problem set 9, PS9 solutions
Lecture 11, Problem set 10, PS10 solutions
Lecture 12, Problem set 11, PS11 solutions
The Economist (2011): The great mismatch |

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