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ECON 815 -- Macroeconomic Theory

When:          T 10:00 - 11:30 & F 8:30 - 10:00

Where:         Dunning 213

Instructor:   Thorsten Koeppl

                     Office: Dunning 229


                     Office Hours: T 9:00 - 10:00

                                          F 1:00 - 2:00


Tutorial:       W 4:00 - 5:30

                     Dunning 213


Teaching Assistants:     Stephen Snudden

                                       Office: MacCorry A424


                                       Office Hours: n/a

                                       Frederic Tremblay

                                       Office: MacCorry A418


                                       Office Houre: Th 1:30 - 2:30





Assignment 1 (due January 30)

Assignment 2 (due February 16)

Assignment 3 (due March 27)

Assignment 4 (due April 11)


Answer Keys:

Assignment 1

Assignment 2

Assignment 3

Assignment 4

Mod File for RBC

Mod File for Classic Monetary Model

Mod File for New Keynesian 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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