|Semester||Spring Semester, 2020|
|Department||PhD Program of Economics, First Year|
|Course Name||Macroeconomic Theory（IV）|
Week One (Lectured on Feb 17, 2020)
Week Two (Lectured on Feb 24, 2020)
Week Three (Lectured on March 7, 2020; originally March 2, attending the 46th EEA Meeting)
Week Four (Lectured on March 9, 2020)
Week Five (Lectured on March 16, 2020)
Week Six (Lectured on March 23, 2020)
Week Seven (Lectured on March 30, 2020)
Week Eight (Lectured on April 6, 2020)
Week Nine (April 13, 2020)
Week Ten (Lectured on April 20, 2020)
Week Eleven (Lectured on April 27, 2020)
Week Twelve (Lectured on May 4, 2020)
Week Thirteen (Lectured on May 11, 2020)
Week Fourteen (Lectured on May 18, 2020)
Week Fifteen (Lectured on May 25, 2020)
Week Sixteen (Lectured on June 1, 2020):
Week Seventeen (Lectured on June 8, 2019):
Week Eighteen (Lectured on June 15, 2020):
The teaching assistant shall help the instructor to supervise and assist students' term project progress. The assistant shall assist the instructor in classroom preparation, such as the projector, internet connection, etc. The assistant shall help the instructor to grade the term project and help answer various administration problem associated with the class, such as classroom
The course will be taught in English. The course will proceed in lectures. All lectures are prepared in power points, and the students will be able to get these power points before or after the classes. Students are encouraged to use skype to interact with the instructor outside the classes.
The evaluation of the student performance will be based on a term project (30%), a midterm exam (30%) and a final exam (40%). For the term project, the student needs to choose a broad subject related to the class, and write an overview essay on it. For example,
Chen, S. H., Chang, C. L., & Du, Y. R. (2012). Agent-based economic models and econometrics. The Knowledge Engineering Review, 27(2), 187-219.
These two are just examples to show how the term project looks like, but the student does not have to choose so wide and write so extensive. To choose a subject in a proper way, the student is required to use the search engine, such as Google Scholar, to target a subject with 5 to 7 coherent articles on that subject, then read and write an overview on it. Alternatively, the student can choose to write a book review of a book published recently, say after 2015. Again, the book chosen has to be related to the class, for example,
Di Guilmi, C., Gallegati, M., & Landini, S. (2017). Interactive macroeconomics: stochastic aggregate dynamics with heterogeneous and interacting agents. Cambridge University Press.
A good overview and review will be further polished and promoted to be published in a Scoups-Indexed journal.
|Textbook & Reference|
Chen, Shu-Heng (2015), Agent-Based Computational Economics: How the idea originated and where it is going, Routledge.
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