“Macroeconomics I,” Stockholm, Spring 2002

PhD course in the Stockholm Doctoral Program.

SU’s official course page. The unofficial, but—in case of doubt—relevant course page is the one you are looking at. Syllabus (January 14, 2002). Schedule: Classes held on Tuesday and Thursday from 9–11 a.m. in these rooms. Approximately one topic per meeting. Problem sets: Link to Thomas Eisensee’s page. Course requirements: To pass the exam (which builds on the material covered in class), and to hand in all (except at most one) problem sets in time. Exam: Date: March 18. Last year’s exam (note that in this year’s course we covered only half of the material tested in the old exam). The exam is graded. Sketchy solutions are available outside my office.

Some links: Jordi Gali’s “New Perspectives …” paper as mentioned in the syllabus, in PDF. For those interested in methods to solve various optimal savings problems: Christopher Carroll’s website with notes and Mathematica code. For those interested in recursive methods: Thomas Sargent’s website with Matlab code. Paul Krugman’s opinions on macroeconomic policy issues, as published in the New York Times.