|This MBA course in Macroeconomics is designed to provide students with a unified framework that can be used to analyze macroeconomic issues such as growth and productivity, labor markets, business cycles, inflation, money and interest rates, monetary and fiscal policy, banking and financial crises, global imbalances in the allocation of capital and sovereign debt crises. The course is a mixture of macro theory and real-world applications: we will develop analytical models that stress the microeconomic underpinnings of aggregate outcomes and we will apply these models to the recent experience of the US and other countries.|
|1) Slides provided by the instructor; (2) Required Text: Abel, Bernanke and Croushore, Macroeconomics (7th Edition); (3) Online Readings provided by the instructor|
|Grades are assigned based on weekly quizzes, an optional short project using real macro data, an optional midterm and a final exam. The midterm is compulsory for students seeking provisional grades. No pass/fail grades. No auditors.|
|Intermediate microeconomics (e.g. Business 33001 or equivalent) is a STRICT prerequisite. Familiarity with basic analytical tools (e.g. calculus, graphs and equations) is highly recommended.
Description and/or course criteria last updated: 06/2013
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