Syllabus

Sample Exam Questions

Lecture Slides 01

#### Microeconomic Foundations

**Consumption**

Lecture Notes 01

Lecture Notes 02

Application: Retirement planner

Actual labor income and consumption profiles:
National Transfer Accounts

Problem Set 01

**Government sector**

Lecture Notes 03

**Neoclassical labor markets**

Lecture Notes 04 & 05

**Investment**

Lecture Notes 06

Problem Set 02

**Special Topic: Discrete vs Continuous Time Optimization**

Lecture Notes 07

#### Economic Growth: Neoclassical Growth Theory

**Solow-Swan model & Growth empirics**

Lecture Slides 08 & 09

Lecture Notes 08 & 09

Problem Set 03

**Ramsey-Cass-Koopmans model**

Lecture Notes 10 & 11

RCK model solved numerically

Problem Set 04

**Overlapping generations model**

Lecture Notes 12

#### Economic Growth: New Growth Theory

**AK models and externalities**

Lecture Notes on AK models

Lecture Notes on Lucas-Uzawa model

**Expanding product variety models, Improving product quality models, Diffusion of technology**

Lecture Notes on Endogenous Growth

Problem Set 05

#### Business Cycles and Labor Markets

**Real Business Cycles model**

Lecture Slides: Real Business Cycles

Problem Set 06

**Models of unemployment**

Lecture Slides: Unemployment

Lecture Notes on Shapiro-Stiglitz model

**New Keynesian model and monetary policy**

Lecture Slides: New Keynesian model

Lecture Notes on log-linearizing New Keynesian model

Problem Set 07

**Coordination failures and financial frictions**

Lecture Slides: financial frictions

Lecture Notes on financial frictions

Review of financial frictions literature