SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentPhD Program of Economics, First Year PhD Program of Economics, Second Year
Course NameMacroeconomic Theory(Ⅲ)
InstructorLEE WEN-CHIEH
Credit3.0
Course TypeRequired
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

每周課程進度與作業要求Course Schedule & Requirements



































































































































































週次Week 課程主題Course Theme 課程內容與指定閱讀Content and Reading Assignment 教學活動與作業Activity and Homework 學習投入時數Estimated time devoted to coursework per week
課堂講授Lecture Hours 課程前後Preparation Time

1




Stylized Facts and Growth Empirics



Lectures notes 1



Hw1


3.0



4.5



2




Fundamental Tools (1)



Lectures notes set 2



Lecture notes review


3.0



4.5



3




Fundamental Tools (2)



Lectures notes set 2



Lecture notes review


3.0



4.5



4




Fundamental Tools (3)



Lectures notes set 2



Lecture notes review


3.0



4.5



5




Dynamic Programming 1



Lecture notes 3



Hw2


3.0



4.5



6




Dynamic Programming 2



Lectures notes 4



Hw2-ctd


3.0



4.5



7




Representative Agent Theory



Lecture notes 5



Hw3


3.0



4.5



8




Representative Agent Theory



Lecture notes 5



Hw3-ctd


3.0



4.5



9




Midterm Exam



In-class Exam



In-class Exam


3.0



4.5



10




Endogeneous Growth Theory-uncertainty



Lecture notes 6



Hw4


3.0



4.5



11




Income Hypotheses



Lecture notes 7



Hw5


3.0



4.5



12




Asset Pricing-1



Lecture notes 8



Hw6


3.0



4.5



13




Asset Pricing-2



Lecture notes 8



Hw6-ctd


3.0



4.5



14




Search theory-1



Lecture notes 9



Hw7


3.0



4.5



15




Search theory-2



Lecture notes 9



Hw7


3.0



4.5



16




Overlapping Generations-1



Lecture notes 10



Hw8


3.0



4.5



17




Overlapping Generations-2 & Continuous time framework



Lecture notes 11



Exam preparation


3.0



4.5



18




Final Exam



In-class exam



exam


3.0



4.5



Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

To be determined


Requirement/Grading

The grading will be based on 5 homework assignments and 2 exams. The exams will occur throughout the course and in the finals week. The dates are to be determined and will be updated throughout. 



Exam     Grade 

Midterm     25% 

Final     35% 

Assignments     30% 

In-class Paper Discussion     10%


Textbook & Reference

TEXTS: Daron Acemoglu, Introduction to Modern Economic Growth, Princeton University Press. 

In addition to the above textbook, the following books may be useful at various occasions (no more than one or two chapters per book though). Some of these texts are particularly useful methodologically: 

?    Aghion, P. and P. Howitt (1998), Endogenous Growth Theory, MIT Press. 

?    Azaridis, C. (1993), Intertemporal Macroeconomics, Blackwell publisher. 

?    Blanchard, O. and S. Fischer (1990), Lectures in Macroeconomics, MIT Press. 

?    Boldrin, M., B. Chen and P. Wang (2004), Human Capital, Trade and Public Policy in Rapidly Growing Economies: From Theory to Empirics, Edwards-Edgar. 

?    Barro, R. and X. Sala-i-Martin (1995), Economic Growth, McGraw-Hill. 

?    Romer, D. (1996), Advanced Macroeconomics, McGraw-Hill. 

?    Drazen, A. (2000), Political Economy in Macroeconomics, Princeton University Press. 

?    Galor, O. (2007), Discrete Dynamical System, Springer. 

?    Grossman, G. and E. Helpman (1991), Innovation and Growth in Global Economy, MIT Press. 

?    Ljungqvist, L. and T. Sargent (2000), Recursive Macroeconomic Theory, MIT Press. 

Stokey, N. and R. Lucas with E. Prescott (1989), Recursive Methods in Economic Dynamics, Harvard University Press.


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