### Spring 2017

**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.

Remember, these slides **are far** from capturing everything we cover in class; they are just a guide to help you follow the lectures**.**

**Problem Set 0**and**Data**– Solution set has been posted.**Problem Set 1**– Solution set has been posted.**Problem Set 2**– Solution set has been posted.**Problem Set 3**– Solution set has been posted.**Problem Set 4**– Solution set has been posted.**Problem Set 5**– Solution set has been posted.**Problem Set 6**– Search problem set; sent over email.

Most Recent Evaluations (Complete and unedited)

(Response rate: 66.67%)**Evaluations and Students’ Comments – Spring 2015**- Overall, the instructor was effective at teaching:
**4.89/5.0** - The course challenged me to think and learn:
**5.0/5.0** - I learned a lot in this course:
**5.0/5.0**

- Overall, the instructor was effective at teaching:
(Response rate: 100%)**Evaluations and Students’ Comments – Spring 2014**- Overall, the instructor was effective at teaching:
**5.0/5.0** - The course challenged me to think and learn:
**5.0/5.0** - I learned a lot in this course:
**5.0/5.0**

- Overall, the instructor was effective at teaching:

### Other Courses Taught

**At UGA**

**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.

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~~

**Problem Set 0**– Solution set has already been posted on eLC and FB.**Problem Set 1**– Solution set has already been posted on eLC and FB.**Problem Set 2**– Solution set has already been posted on eLC and FB.**Problem Set 3**–**Data**– Solution set has already been posted on eLC and FB.**Problem Set 4**– Solution set has already been posted on eLC and FB.**Problem Set 5**– Solution set has already been posted on eLC and FB.**Problem Set 6**– Due on 12/5.

~~9/2, 4PM, in my office: extra office hours.~~~~9/7, 4:15PM, in my office: extra office hours.~~~~9/21, 3:00PM, in my office: extra office hours.~~~~10/20, 2:00PM, in my office: extra office hours.~~~~12/02, 2:00PM, in my office: extra office hours.~~- 12/06, 8:30AM, in my office: extra office hours.
- 12/07, 10:45AM, in my office: extra office hours.

Remember, these slides **are far** from capturing everything we cover in class; they are just a guide to help you follow the lectures.

Most Recent Evaluations (Complete and unedited)

(Response rate: 90.24%)**Evaluations and Students’ Comments – Fall 2015**

- Overall, the instructor was effective at teaching:
**4.62/5.0** - The course challenged me to think and learn:
**4.92/5.0** - I learned a lot in this course:
**4.73/5.0**

- Overall, the instructor was effective at teaching:
(Response rate: 88.37%)**Evaluations and Students’ Comments – Spring 2014**- Overall, the instructor was effective at teaching:
**4.68/5.0** - The course challenged me to think and learn:
**4.92/5.0** - I learned a lot in this course:
**4.84/5.0**

- Overall, the instructor was effective at teaching:

**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.

**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

- 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

Most Recent Evaluations (Complete and unedited)

(Response rate: 85.71%)**Evaluations and Students’ Comments – Spring 2015 – Section 1**- Overall, the instructor was effective at teaching:
**4.94/5.0** - The course challenged me to think and learn:
**4.87/5.0** - I learned a lot in this course:
**4.78/5.0**

- Overall, the instructor was effective at teaching:
(Response rate: 79.31%)**Evaluations and Students’ Comments – Spring 2015 – Section 2**- Overall, the instructor was effective at teaching:
**4.83/5.0** - The course challenged me to think and learn:
**4.78/5.0** - I learned a lot in this course:
**4.83/5.0**

- Overall, the instructor was effective at teaching:

**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.

**Notes 1 – Introduction to Descriptive Statistics****Notes 2 – Probability****Notes 3 – Discrete Probability Distributions****Notes 4 – Continuous Probability Distributions****Notes 5 – Linear Combination of Random Variables****Notes 6 – Sampling Distributions****Notes 7 – Confidence Intervals****Notes 8 – Hypothesis Testing**

Most Recent Evaluations (Complete and unedited)

(Response rate: 90%)**Instructor Summary and Detailed Distribution Report**- Overall Effectiveness of Teaching:
**4.8/5.0**

- Overall Effectiveness of Teaching: