Checking date: 18/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Topics in macroeconomics (B)
Study: Master in Economic Analysis (68)

Coordinating teacher: PAPPA , PARASKEVI

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Economics

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 4.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Macroeconomics I, II and III of Master in Economic Analysis
The idea of this course is to give researchers ideas about the development of their thesis in the field of macroeconomics and present them the most recent developments in a variety of topics in Monetary Macroeconomics, Fiscal Policy and International Macroeconomics. Recent papers on 6 different topics will be presented and discussed in the class by both the instructor and the participating students. The evaluation of students will be based on the quality of the presentations they have performed during the class and a research proposal they will write on one of the proposed topics at the end of the class. The topics that are going to be developed are as follows: Applied Macroeconomics Business cycles Monetary Policy Fiscal Policy International macro The economics of Monetary Unions
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Part I 1) perturbation methods for solving DSGE 2) Bayesian estimation 3) piecewise solution procedure for models with occasionally binding constraints. Part II Applications and latest developments in the field
Learning activities and methodology
-We will have lectures every week presenting the state-of-the-art research on Applied Macroeconomics. -Students will solve a theory homework to test the basics of the theories reviewed. -Students will solve other two homeworks where they have to build and simulate algorithms to test qualitatively the theories reviewed.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Fabio Canova. Methods for Applied Macroeconomic Research. Princeton. 2007
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