Courses Master Display 2019-2020

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Course title Macroeconomics I
Course code EBC4063
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment None
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 29-10-2019 21-12-2019 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Lenard Lieb
For more information: l.lieb@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
This course is an advanced macroeconomic course. The students are expected to be able to derive and understand the most up-to-date models in international macroeconomics and international finance..
Description
The goals of this course is to develop a broad coherent framework for thinking about all of the fundamental problems in international macroeconomics. While the classic literature from twenty and thirty years ago can be admired for articulating and attempting to formalize a number of central policy issues, its limitations are many. The classic approach lacks the microfoundations needed for internal consistency, it fails to deal with dynamics in any coherent way, and its vision of capital market integration may generously be described as narrow. Perhaps most importantly, the older literature simply doesn’t deal sensibly with many questions that are central to today’s policy world, such as current accounts, government budget deficits, speculative attacks, and the implications of the expanding global markets for securities and derivatives.
Our goal in this course is to show that one can address virtually all the core issues in international finance within a systematic modern approach that pays attention to the nuances of microfoundations without squeezing all life out of this fascinating topic, following the advanced textbook of Obstfeld & Rogoff, from which the above text is also taken.
Literature
Obstfeld, Maurice & Kenneth Rogoff, “Foundations of International Macroeconomics”, Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1996..
Prerequisites
Bachelor International Economic Studies
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation
Assessment methods Participation / Written Exam
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This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Business Research - No specialisation Year 2 Free Elective(s)
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 1 Elective Course(s)
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 2 Elective Course(s)
Master Economic and Financial Research - No specialisation Year 1 Compulsory Course(s)