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. The course covers a broad range of topics including national income and output, unemployment, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, as well as monetary and fiscal policies. Time is devoted to analyze recent events and their 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 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