This unit will teach students the latest academic research in advanced macroeconomics, focusing on business cycles and monetary policy. Students will learn essential macroeconomics tools and theories: micro-founded rational expectations, dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models. Students will learn the role of nominal frictions within a New Keynesian/New Neoclassical framework and their implication for monetary policy. This unit of study will enable students to undertake postgraduate studies in macroeconomics.
3x 1000wd Assignments (25%), 1x 1000wd Numerical/replication project (25%), 1x 2.5hr Final exam (50%)