ECON 815 -- Macroeconomic Theory

When:          W 10:00 - 11:30 & F 10:00 - 11:30

Where:         Dunning 213

Instructor:   Thorsten Koeppl

                     Office: Dunning 229


                     Office Hours: W 9:00 - 10:00

                                           F 9:00 - 10:00


Tutorial:       T 11:30 - 1:00

                     Dunning 213


Teaching Assistants:     Stephen Snudden

                                       Office: MacCorry A424


                                       Office Hours: T 2:30 - 3:30

                                       Jiyu Yang

                                       Office: Dunning 311


                                       Office Houre: M 12:00 - 1:00





Assignment 1 (due Wednesday, February 1)

Assignment 2 (due Friday, February 17)

Assignment 3 (due Wednesday, March 29)

Assignment 4 (due Thursday, April 13)


Answer Keys:

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Assignment 3

Assignment 4

Mod File for RBC

Mod File for Classic Monetary Model

Lecture Slides:

Lecture I -- Introduction

Lecture II -- Two Period Economies

Lecture III -- Uncertainty and Asset Prices

Lecture IV -- Lucas Critique and Ricardian Equivalence

Lecture V -- Long-run Growth

Lecture VI -- The Canonical RBC Model

Lecture VII -- Calibration

Lecture VIII -- Analyzing RBC Dynamics

Lecture IX -- The RBC Model - Using Dynare

Lecture X -- Fiscal Policy in the RBC Model

Lecture XI -- Vector Autoregressions

Lecture XII -- Identifying Monetary Policy Shocks

Lecture XIII -- A Classical Monetary Economy

Lecture XIV -- Two Period Version of the New Keynesian Model

Lecture XV -- The Basic New Keynesian Model I

Lecture XVI -- The Basic New Keynesian Model II

Lecture XVII -- Interest Rate Rules

Lecture XVIII -- Optimal Monetary Policy


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