Fall 2017

Intermediate Macroeconomics

This course aims to give you a solid understanding of macroeconomic theory. While the primary focus will be on theory, we will look at data and evidence to help motivate our theories and/or to assess competing ones. Since an extremely important question is what –if anything– can policymakers do in order to improve individuals’ welfare, we will also evaluate the theoretical implications of different policies. By the end of the course, you will have a deeper understanding of some of the main concepts you learned in macro principles.

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At UGA

Macroeconomic Theory II - PhD Core

This is the second of two core classes in macroeconomic theory. The course will place a heavy emphasis on the models and techniques that macroeconomists use.

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Intermediate Macro

This course aims to give you a solid understanding of macroeconomics. While the primary focus will be on theory, we will look at data and evidence to help motivate our theories and/or to assess competing ones. Since an extremely important question is what –if anything– can policymakers do in order to improve individuals’ welfare, we will also consider the implications of the theories for the decisions made by policymakers.

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Textbook

Please, go here to download the last version of our textbook (current version: 1.0.0).

  • Lectures 1 to 3: Appendix A
  • Lectures 4 to 7: Chapter 1
  • Lecture 8: Chapters 2 & 3
  • Lecture 9: Chapter 4
  • Lectures 10 to 16: Chapters 5, 6, and 7
  • Lecture 17: MIDTERM
  • Lectures 18 to 21: Chapter 8
  • Lectures 22 to 25: Chapter 9
  • Lectures 25 to 28: Chapter 10
  • Lecture 29: MIDTERM
  • Lectures 30 to 32: Chapter 11
  • Lecture 33: Chapter 12
  • Lecture 34: Chapter 15
  • Lecture 35 to 38: Chapter 16
  • Lecture 39: Chapter 13
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  • Problem Set 1
  • Problem Set 2
  • Problem Set 3
  • Problem Set 4
  • Problem Set 5
  • Problem Set 6
  • Problem Set 7
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Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors

This course will provide you with an introduction to macroeconomics.  We will focus on a core set of fundamental concepts that help us to understand a broad range of macroeconomic issues. Along the way, we will look at newspaper and research articles and a variety of data and evidence that relate to the concepts covered in class.

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  • Reading Assignment
  • Problem Set 1
  • Problem Set 2
  • Problem Set 3
  • Problem Set 4
  • Problem Set 5
  • Problem Set 6
  • Problem Set 7
  • Problem Set 8
Solution Sets
  • Problem Set 1 – Answer Key
  • Problem Set 2 – Answer Key
  • Problem Set 3 – Answer Key
  • Problem Set 4 – Answer Key
  • Problem Set 5 – Answer Key
  • Problem Set 6 – Answer Key
  • Problem Set 7 – Answer Key
  • Problem Set 8 – Answer Key
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At Notre Dame

Statistics for Economics

The objective of this course is twofold. First, it will provide you with an introduction to statistics and basic probability so that you will become familiar with definitions, methods, and procedures that will help you to have a better understanding of statistics presented in the media and in basic research. Second, it will also prepare you for advance courses in Economics, particularly Econometrics.

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