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Advanced Macroeconomics

Lecturer: Professor Kurt Mitman (Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University)
Date: November 4-7, 2019
Venue: Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) – Member of the Leibniz Association, Kleine Maerkerstrasse 8, 06108 Halle (Saale), Germany, conference room (ground floor)
Registration: until October 1, 2019 via email: annett.hartung@iwh-halle.de.

The course is designed for at most 25 participant. Please note: The maximum of participants has been reached.

The course will start on Monday, November 4 and will run for four days until Thursday November 7. The daily schedule is listed below.

Monday, November 4
09:00 – 12:00 Lecture
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 16:30 Lecture

Tuesday, November 5
09:00 – 12:00 Lecture
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 16:30 Lecture

Wednesday, November 6
09:00-12:00 Lecture
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13.30-17:15 Lecture

Thursday, November7
08:00-12:00 Lecture
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12.45-14:00 Lecture

Goal of the Course
The purpose of the course is to introduce you to the main methodological tools in modern macroeconomics while at the same time providing a survey of the main questions and answers given in the modern literature. The emphasis is on “quantitative theory”, i.e., theory designed to match basic features of the data and that can be used to answer quantitative questions. A large focus of the course will be to develop a theoretical toolbox that will you be able to apply in the future. The toolbox will build on standard microeconomic theory, so a solid understanding of applied microeconomic theory is a very useful background, if not a prerequisite. The course will also provide an introduction to solving models quantitatively using MATLAB. Prior experience with MATLAB is not required, but familiarity with a programming language (e.g., MATLAB, Python, C/C++,Fortran,Julia) would be useful.

Announcement: pdf