- Code IDEC8008
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by International and Development Economics Program
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International and Developmental Economics
- Areas of interest Economics
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Creina Day
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2015
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This is a graduate level course on international macroeconomics. The course is aimed at (i) understanding basic notions of the macroeconomics, (ii) being equipped with the basic analytical tools (models) for policy analysis both in the closed economy and the open economies, and (iii) being able to consider the real-world problem, such as the recent financial crisis, through the lens of these tools. Central issues considered in the course include (i) capital flows, (ii) international transmission of shocks, and (iv) the role of stabilization policy.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to understand the analytics behind key macroeconomic models and understand how policy can affect these outcomes.
There will be two in-class (10%*2), mid-term (30%) and final exams (50%).
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2 two-hour lecture and one hour of tutorials. Depending on prior background the student should expect to spend around 6-10 hours per week on the course material.
The main text books (notes) are as follows:
Schmitt-Grohe, Stephanie and Martin Uribe, 2011, International Macroeconomics
- downloadable at http://www.columbia.edu/~mu2166/UIM/notes.pdf.
Corsetti, Giancarlo and Paolo Pesenti, 2009, “The Simple Geometry of Transmission and Stabilization in Closed and Open Economies, in NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics 2007
- downloadable at http://www.nber.org/chapters/c3000.pdf.
Useful references mentioned below are as follows:
Barro, Robert, and Xavier, Sala-I-Martin, 1995, Economic Growth, McGrow Hill,
Cochrane, John, 2001, Asset Pricing, Princeton University Press,
Enders, Walter, 1995, Applied Econometric Time Series, Wiley,
Jones, Charles, Introduction to Economic Growth, Norton,
Obstfeld, Maurice and Kenneth Rogoff, 1996, Foundations of International Macroeconomics, MIT Press,
Romer, David, 2006, Advanced Macroeconomics, McGrawHill,
Walsh, Carl, 2003, Monetary Theory and Policy, MIT Press,
Students are expected to be familiar with intermediate macroeconomic theory and with undergraduate mathematical economics.
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- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2685||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|