Advanced Macroeconomics II

New School for Social Research: Economics

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Advanced Macroeconomics 2

Spring 2021

Taught By: Willi Semmler

Section: A

CRN: 5179

Credits: 3

This course extends the theoretical and empirical study of the foundations of macroeconomic theory by providing a critical theoretical and empirical analysis of the problems of business cycles, economic growth, employment, income and wealth distribution and macro policies. We will focus on theory and empirical work of different traditions of dynamic macroeconomics. Topics covered include the empirical evidence on the old and new growth theory, business cycle models in the equilibrium and disequilibrium traditions, empirical work on the Phillips curve and unemployment, labor market dynamics and inequality, the financial market-real linkage, the role of banking and asset price fluctuations for economic activity, recent theoretical and empirical work on monetary and fiscal policies, and open economy dynamics. Suggestions of other topics in macroeconomics are welcome. Students will be encouraged to develop their own research, and an emphasis will be placed on empirical work in macroeconomics using regime change models.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Economics (GECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:40am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021

Days: Tuesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/26/2021 - 5/4/2021