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show Content Advanced Macroeconomics (MW21.1)

Teacher:

Prof. Dr. M. Wolters

Participants:

M.Sc. Economics

Content:

see module description in Friedolin

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  • Slides: 

  • Exercise: 

Past Exams:

 

Basic Literature:

 

show Content Empirical Macroeconomics (MW21.4)

Teacher:

Prof. Dr. M. Wolters

Participants:

  • Elective within the study programmes of Economics (M.Sc.) in the subject majors "Public Economics" and "Economics & Strategy", “Innovation and Change”, and “World Economy”.
  • Since “Growth and Business Cycles” won’t be offered in the summer term 2017, you can substitute this course with “Empirical Macroeconomics” for the subject major “Innovation and Change”.

Content:

See syllabus

Time and date:

  • Lecture: Monday 2.15 - 3.45 pm, Room HS 8. (first meeting on April 3).
  • Exercises: Wednesday 10.15 - 11.45 am & 4.15 - 5.45 pm PC-Pool C (room 2.17).

Downloads:

Lecture: Slides 1, Slides 2, Slides 3, Slides 4Slides 5, Slides 6, Slides 7, Slides 8, Slides 9, Slides 10

Tutorial: Problem Set 1, Material Session 2, Problem Set 3, Material Session 4, Material Session 5, Problem Set 6, Material Session 7, Material Session 8, Material Session 9

The Trial Exam Summer Term 2017 can be found: here

Literature:

  • Verbeek, M. (2012). A Guide to Modern Econometrics, 4th edition.
  • Additional literature will be announced throughout the course.

Past exams:

 

show Content International Trade (MW21.5)

Teacher:

PD Dr. M. Pasche

Participants:

M.Sc. Economics, compulsory course for "World Economy", ERASMUS students

Content:

see module description in Friedolin

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Past Exams:

WS 10/11, WS 11/12, WS 12/13, WS 12/13 (re-exam), WS 13/14, WS 14/15, WS 14/15 (re-exam), WS 15/16, WS 16/17, WS 16/17 (re-exam),

show Content Money and Financial Markets (MW21.2)

Teacher: PD Dr. M. Pasche
Participants: M.Sc. Economics, ERASMUS students
Content:

see module description in Friedolin

Downloads:
Past examination: WS 08/09, WS 09/10, WS 10/11, SS 12, SS 13, SS 14 (retake), SS 15, SS 16, SS 17 midterm/final,
Basic Literature: (see downloads)
Exam:

Thu., 20.07.2017
14:00 - 16:00 h
HS 3

show Content Monetary and Fiscal Policy (MW21.3)

Teacher:

Prof. Dr. M. Wolters

Participants:

  • Compulsory within the study programmes of Economics (M.Sc.) in the subject major "Public Economics".
  • Elective within the study programmes of Economics (M.Sc.) in the subject majors "Economics & Strategy",
    “Innovation and Change”, and “World Economy”.
  • This course replaces the course on “Fiscal Policy in Open Economies”.

Content:

See Syllabus

Time and date:

  • Lecture: Wednesday 12.15-13.45 pm, Room 318, (first meeting on April 5).
  • Exercise: Monday 8.15-9.45 pm, Room 318, (first meeting on April 10).

Downloads:

Lecture: Slides1, Slides 2, Slides3, Slides4, Slides5, Slides6, Slides 7, Slides 8, Slides 9, Slides 10, Slides 11, Slides 12, Slides 13

Exercise: slide collection, Summary Calvo, Summary Baxter/King

Literature:

  • Chugh, Sanjay K. (2016). Modern Macroeconomics, 1st edition, MIT Press.
  • Walsh, Carl. E. (2010). Monetary Theory and Policy, 3rd edition, MIT Press
  • Additional literature will be announced throughout the course.

Past exams:

 

show Content Topics in Behavioral Economics (MW21.6)

Teacher: PD Dr. M. Pasche
Participants: Elective within M.Sc. Economics
Content:

see module description in Friedolin

Downloads:
Past Exams: SS 12, SS 13, SS 14, SS 15, SS 16, SS 17,
Basic Literature: (see Downloads)
Exam: Mon., 10.07.2017
08:00 - 10:00 h
SR 114

show Content IPE II: Monetary Macroeconomics (MW25.3)

Teacher:

Prof. Dr. A. Freytag, PD Dr. M. Pasche

Participants:

Elective within the master programmes of Economics, ERASMUS students

Content:

see module description in Friedolin

Downloads:

Past Exams:

SS 11, SS 12, SS 13 (retake), SS 14 (retake), SS 15 (retake), SS 16,

Exam:

Wed., 05.07.2017
18:00 - 20:00h
SR 114

show Content Seminar in Macroeconomics (MW21.7)

Teacher: Prof. Dr. M. Wolters
Participants: M.Sc. in Economics
Content:

Fiscal Stabilization Policy

The global financial crisis has led to two waves of strong fiscal policy actions. First, countries facing deep recessions tried to counteract these with massive fiscal stimuli. The effectiveness of such fiscal expansions has been widely debated and a large literature has evolved that tries to quantify the effects of these expansionary fiscal measures using empirical methods as well as theory based macroeconomic models. The second wave of fiscal policy actions started as public debt in many countries spiralled upwards. This second wave contained mostly austerity measures.

These developments have led to heated debates among academics and policymakers and have triggered the development of many interesting research papers. One key question is the size of the fiscal multiplier which might depend on a number of issues. In particular the joint effects of fiscal and monetary policy when interest rates approach the zero lower bound might play an important role for the fiscal multiplier. Furthermore, the question whether the effects of fiscal policy depend on the current state of the business cycle has been investigated. Additionally, the choice of fiscal policy instruments such as changes in government consumption, government investment, transfer payments or adjustments in different tax rates is important.

These and some other topics concerning the first and second wave of fiscal policy actions are listed below. In this seminar we will discuss research papers at the frontier
of the on-going debate.

For more information see here.

You can find a sample seminar paper here, and the guidelines of the chair here.

Grade ratio: The grade for the course will depend on the seminar paper (50%), two-page handout
(10%) presentation (30%) and participation (10%).
Dates:

Preliminary meeting: July 5, 14.00 pm, room 4.157

Handing-in of essay and two-page handout: October 29, via Email to Ms. Steinborn

Presentation: block seminar on November 10/11, 8.00 am to 6.00 pm in TBA.

show Content Approaches to Economic Science (MW26.1)

Teachers:

Freytag, Fritsch, Lorenz, Pasche, various assistant teachers

Participants:

Compulsory course for M.Sc. Economics, elective for other master programmes

Content:

Material:

Past Exams:

winter 13/14 (retake), winter 14/15 (retake), winter 15/16 (retake)

show Content Distribution and Poverty (MW26.2)

Teacher: Prof. Dr. H.-W. Lorenz, PD Dr. M. Pasche
Participants: Master program in Economics, ERASMUS students
Content:

We discuss several issues of inequality measurement and distribution theory.

Also some issues of poverty measurement and empirics are discussed.

Note: this course counts as "Topics in Economics" (MW26.2).

Downloads:
Past examination:  SS 16,
Basic Literature: (see downloads)

show Content Growth and Innovation (MW21.4)

Teacher: PD Dr. M. Pasche
Participants: M.Sc. Economics, compulsory in "Innovation and Change"
Content:

We discuss several models of (endogenous) growth with a focus on the role of innovation. Moreover, we will have a look at the empirical picture of growth processes and limits to growth.

Downloads:
Past examination:  
Basic Literature: Barro, R.E., Sala-i-Martin, X. (2004), Economic Growth (2nd ed.). New York.

show Content Computational Macroeconomics

Teacher: Prof. Dr. M. Wolters, J. Quast, L. Other
Participants: M.Sc. Economics, ERASMUS students
Note, this course will enter as “Topics in Economics” (MW26.2) in Friedolin.
Content: See Syllabus
Downloads:  
Basic Literatur:
  • Dynare User Guide
  • Dynare Manual
  • Additional literature will be announced throughout the course.