Macroeconomics (advanced) (2013/2014)

Course code
4S02461
Name of lecturers
Giam Pietro Cipriani, Andrea Roventini
Coordinator
Giam Pietro Cipriani
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
SECS-P/01 - ECONOMICS
Language of instruction
English
Period
primo semestre dal Sep 23, 2013 al Jan 10, 2014.

Lesson timetable

primo semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 9:20 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall C  
Friday 9:20 AM - 11:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall C  

Learning outcomes

This course is an introduction to the study of macroeconomics at an advanced level. The first part is concerned with growth and should provide the tools to answer two fundamental questions: Why are some economies so much richer than others, and what accounts for the huge increase in real incomes over time? The second part of the course aims at providing the tools to understand short-run fluctuations, i.e. the year-to-year and quarter-to-quarter ups and downs of employment, unemployment, output and prices.

Syllabus

The first part of this course is concerned with economic growth: The Solow growth model, the Ramsey model, the Diamond model and endogenous growth.
The second part is devoted to short-run fluctuations: The real business cycle theory and the Keynesian models of fluctuations.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Charles I. Jones Macroeconomics (Edizione 2) Norton & Company 2011 978-0393118285

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination