Macroeconomics I (Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis I)

Time I: 
Wednesday,
08:30am to 12:00pm
Venue I: 
DIW, Mohrenstr. 58, Elinor-Ostrom Hall (1.2.019)
Description: 

The objective of this course is to teach M.A. and Ph.D. students to use macroeconomic concepts and techniques for their own research and incorporates a higher degree of formal analysis than in the introductory master's lecture (IAMA).

Part I (Prof. Burda): Methods of modern macroeconomics for researchers in the field. Stationary Markov environments, state-space methods, stochastic difference equations. Dynamic programming and Lagrangian methods, complete markets, dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models, solution techniques.

Part II (Prof. Weinke): Dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models for positive and normative macroeconomic analysis. To this end a number of theoretical and empirical concepts are presented: The computation of impulse response functions, structural vector autoregressions, as well as an introduction to structural estimation. On the normative side the concept of Ramsey optimal policy is presented.

Literature:
Reference list (Prof. Burda): Ljungqvist and Sargent, Recursive Macroeconomics, 4th edition (MIT Press, USA: 2018); selected journal articles available on moodle.
Reference list (Prof Weinke): Selected articles, e.g., Galí, Jordi and Pau Rabanal (2004), Technology Shocks and Aggregate Fluctuations: How Well Does the RBC Model Fit Postwar U.S. Data?, in: NBER Macroeconomics Annual. Any further documents needed for the lecture will be available on moodle.

Exam:
Written exam (90 min)

Credits: 
9.00
Semester: 
Fall 2019
Affiliation: 
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin