180.101.11 - Elements of Macroeconomics
This course introduces basic concepts and models in macroeconomics and applies them towards gaining an understanding of recent events and current policy issues. We shall cover a broad range of topics including national income and output, unemployment, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, as well as monetary and fiscal policies. We will also analyze the 2008-09 financial crisis and its impact on the economy.
Pre-requisites: Basic facility with graphs and algebra.
Location: Gilman 55
Lecture Times: Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Office Hours: Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 am, or by appointment, in the Gilman Atrium
Lecture 1: Intro
Lecture 2: PPF & Comparative Advantage
Lecture 5: Unemployment
Lecture 6: Economic Growth
Lecture 7: Financial System
Lecture 9: AD-AS
Lecture 10: Monetary Policy
Lecture 12: Open Economy
Problem Sets and Midterm
Problem Set 1: Exercises
Problem Set 2: Exercises
Problem Set 3: Exercises
Problem Set 4: Exercises
Reading: GDP - Does It Measure Up?
Reading: Output Gap
Reading: What Is Keynesian Economics?
Reading: Output Gap (2)
180.334 (02) - Econometrics
This course gives an introduction to estimation for economic research.
Location: Hodson 316
Lecture Times: Th 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM
Multiple Linear Regression Model: do-file
Properties of the MLR Model: do-file
Data Screening to Detect Potential Errors: do-file
Dummy Variables and Interaction Terms: do-file
Exam 2: Practice Questions
TA Section Evaluation: Survey
Econometrics Guide by Tyler Ransom
Intuitive Explanation of Controlling for a Variable by Nick Huntington-Klein
Useful Stata Tips by Francis Smart
Internet Guide to Stata by W. Ludwig-Mayerhofer
Generate LaTeX Output from Stata by Luke Stein