Macroeconomics (advanced) (2009/2010)



Course code
4S02461
Credits
9
Coordinator
Giam Pietro Cipriani
Academic sector
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
1 - lezione 6 1st semester Giam Pietro Cipriani
2 - lezione 3 1st semester Andrea Roventini

Learning outcomes

This course is an introduction to the study of macroeconomics at an advanced level. It presents the major theories concerning the central questions of macroeconomics: why do countries growth and what are the determinants of recessions and booms?

Syllabus

Long term growth: facts about economic growth. Exogenous growth. Endogenous growth.
Economic fluctuations: Facts about business cycles. The short-run model for the closed economy and for the open economy.
Incomplete information and sticky prices: Money and business cycles. The New Keynesian model.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam