14.452 Macroeconomic Theory II, Spring 2005
Author(s)Blanchard, Olivier (Olivier J.)
Macroeconomic Theory II
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The basic machines of macroeconomics. Ramsey, Solow, Samuelson-Diamond, RBCs, ISLM, Mundell-Fleming, Fischer-Taylor. How they work, what shortcuts they take, and how they can be used. Half-term subject. From the course home page: Course Description This is the second course in the four-quarter graduate sequence in macroeconomics. Its purpose is to introduce the basic models macroeconomists use to study fluctuations. The course is organized around nine topics/sections: Fluctuations and Facts; The basic model: the consumption/saving choice; Allowing for a labor/leisure choice (the RBC model); Allowing for non trivial investment decisions; Allowing for two goods; Introducing money; Introducing price setting; Introducing staggering of price decisions; and Applications to fiscal and monetary policy.
Economics, macroeconomics, fluctuations, consumption, saving, choice, labor, leisure, RBC model, non trivial investment decisions, money, price setting, staggering price decisions, fiscal policy, monetary policy, Macroeconomics