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040216 VO Macroeconomics (MA) (2018W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 08.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 15.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 22.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 29.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 05.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 12.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 19.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 03.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 10.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 07.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 6 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 14.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 21.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 14 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The course covers topics in the realm of macroeconomics that will help students understand and analyse the different macroeconomic performance of countries both in the long run and at business-cycle frequencies. Particular topics are: growth and development, institutional economics, international trade, international financial flows, financial crises.

Assessment and permitted materials

A written test of 90 minutes

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The test is marked on a point scale. 50 out of 100 possible points are required to pass the exam.

Examination topics

All topics in the reading list.

Reading list

I. Economic Growth

Jones, C. (2008): Introduction to Economic Growth, 2nd Edition, W.W. Norton, chapters 2-5 and 8

II. Development Economics: Asymmetric Information, Complementarities and Inequality

Ray, D. (1998): Development Economics, Princeton University Press, chapters 5-7 and 11-15

III. Institutional Economics

Acemoglu, D., S. Johnson, and J.A. Robinson (2005): “Institutions as the Fundamental Cause of Long-Run Growth,” in P. Aghion and S. Durlauf, Handbook of Economic Growth, Elsevier, North Holland

Nunn, N. (2009): “The Importance of History for Economic Development,” Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 1(1)

IV. International Trade

Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld and Marc J. Melitz (2012): International Economics, chapter 3.

Adam Smith (1776): The Wealth of Nations, Liberty Fund, Book I, chapters 1-3.

V. International Financial Flows and Exchange Rates

Barry Eichengreen (2001): “Managing Financial Crises,” manuscript, UC Berkeley.
Paul R. Krugman, Maurice Obstfeld and Marc J. Melitz (2012): International Economics, chapters 6, 14, 15, 18-20.
Paolo Pesenti and Cédric Tille (2000): “The Economics of Currency Crises and Contagion: An Introduction,” Federal Reserve Bank of New York Economic Policy Review, September.

Association in the course directory

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