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Macroeconomic Policy

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  • Course given in: English
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  • Schedule: Autumn Semester 2018-2019, 4.0h. course (weekly average)
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This is a second year course for students in the M.Sc. in Economics. The purpose of this course is to introduce the models used to study macroeconomic policy and evaluate their empirical relevance.


The course covers three main topics: monetary policy, fiscal policy and the international dimension of policy. The course is mostly theoretical but with a strong emphasis on data and examples from the real world. We will study seminal empirical studies, and the events that took place since 2007 will provide a particularly good illustration to many of the topics.


The course is self-contained, but it is advised to have followed a course on business cycles to attend the class.


First attempt

Without exam (cf. terms)  

The students must solve problem sets (45%), they must present a research paper (25%) and they must prepare and conduct a debate on a specified topic (30%).


Written 2h00 hours
Not allowed
Not allowed

The student must write a review of a research paper (30%). The student must also pass a written examination covering the entire content of the course, including lectures, all students' presentations, the debates and all problem sets (70%).

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