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BECO 1560A - Intermediate Macroeconomics

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 34

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

The Introduction to Economics course covering fundamental themes in macroeconomics is a pre-requisite for this course.

Course Description

This is a second year undergraduate course in macroeconomics, which is designed for students who have a deeper interest in macroeconomics. The course will present and analyse important macroeconomic theories through formal models. We will also look at some examples of empirical work, which illustrate the ways that theories can be applied and tested. Some of the topics we will cover are: growth, business cycles, consumption, unemployment, fiscal policy and budget deficits. The course will largely follow Williamson's Macroeconomics textbook (Prentice Hall). As part of the coursework students are asked to download, clean, visualize and analyze data for a country of their choice.

Teachers

  • BARANY, Zsofia (Professeur-chercheur à Sciences Po)
  • WONG, Zydney C. (Etudiant à Sciences Po)

Course validation

The evaluation consists of 2 group assignments to be handed in during the term, a midterm and final exam during the semester.

Required reading

Stephen D. Williamson & Anisha Sharma: Macroeconomics: International Edition, 5th Edition.