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040039 UK Applied Macroeconomics (BA) (2020W)

Track in Macroeconomic Policy

8.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 50 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 05.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 07.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 12.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 14.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 19.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 21.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 28.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 04.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 09.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 11.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 23.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 25.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 30.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 02.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Monday 07.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 09.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 14.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 16.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 11.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Wednesday 13.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 18.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

To what extent can monetary and fiscal policy stabilize economic activity? How does the economy evolve in the aftermath of a financial market disruption? What is the effect of an increase in uncertainty on macroeconomic variables?

In this course, we learn how macroeconomists address such questions empirically. The class has two parts. In Part I, we lay the groundwork and study the most common econometric time-series methods macroeconomists use today. In Part II, we apply these methods and study contemporaneous macroeconomic questions and phenomena. We also contrast the empirical findings with the theories you learned over the course of your degree.

Assessment and permitted materials

Two problem sets (each accounts for 33.3% of the final grade) and a final exam (accounts for 33.3% of the final grade).

The minimal requirement for a positive course grade is to achieve 50%.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Good knowledge of basic econometrics (Introductory Econometrics)
- Basic knowledge of macroeconomics

Examination topics

- Time-series econometric methods (autoregressive models & moving average models)
- Structural identification strategies used by macroeconomists
- Understanding and interpretation of empirical findings

Reading list

Part I: Lecture slides
Background reading: Hamilton (1994). Time Series Analysis, Princeton University Press.

Part II: Lecture slides
Background reading: Ramey (2016). Macroeconomic Shocks and Their Propagation, Handbook of Macroeconomics, Elsevier.

Association in the course directory

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