Semester: Wintersemester 2017/2018
2.02.671 Advanced Macroeconomics
- Dienstag: 14:00 - 16:00, wöchentlich
- Studium generale / Gasthörstudium
Für Gasthörende / Studium generale geöffnet:
Hinweise zum Inhalt der Veranstaltung für Gasthörende
Content: The course deals with central questions and concepts of macroeconomic analysis at an advanced level. It focuses on long-run economic growth, its potential determinants, and the assessment of why some countries are rich and others are poor. In particular, major growth theories and related empirical insights are discussed. The course further concerns itself with the study of short-run macroeconomic fluctuations. Possible rationalizations and policy implications offered by various strands of the literature are examined. Overall, the course aims to discuss how insights from long- and short-run macroeconomic research can be used for growth and development strategies around the globe. To address this issue, both international and local factors shaping policy applications and their effectiveness are presented and selective country experiences in the attempt to achieve sustained growth and rising welfare are analyzed. Prerequisites: The course deals with both textbook material as well as advanced journal articles, some of which will be actively discussed during class. Accordingly, knowledge of economic research tools and concepts is beneficial for a successful completion of the course. In particular, it is recommended that participants are familiar with basic mathematical and econometric techniques for economic analysis. Grading: Grading forms, dates and related procedures will be explained during the first lecture.
Hinweise zur Teilnahme für Gasthörende
In case of an unexpectedly high number of participants students for which the course represents a compulsory part of their curriculum will be granted preferred treatment (e.g. regarding the allocation of examination topics or dates).