Fall 2019 - ECON 808 G100

Macroeconomic Theory (4)

Class Number: 1015

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    WMC 3611, Burnaby

    Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    WMC 3611, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An analysis of current theories of aggregate economic behavior. Topics covered in this course may include long-run growth, dynamic general equilibrium models, and business cycle analysis. Students with credit ECON 805 may not take this course for further credit.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is an introduction to modern macroeconomic theory, with a focus on mathematical and computational foundations. Topics will include: abstract spaces, measure theory, dynamic optimization, notions of equilibrium and welfare theorems with infinitely many goods, growth theory, search theory.

Grading

  • Assignments 10%
  • Participation 10%
  • Midterm 35%
  • Final exam 45%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Stokey and Lucas with Prescott: Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics

Ljungqvist and Sargent: Recursive Macroeconomic Theory

Pissarides: Equilibrium Unemployment Theory

Nosal and Rocheteau: Money, Payments, and Liquidity

De Vroey: A History of Macroeconomics from Keynes to Lucas and Beyond

Graduate Studies Notes:

Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.

Registrar Notes:

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

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