Advanced macroeconomics III

lecon2161  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Advanced macroeconomics III
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
A few topics (around three), in continuation of the macroeconomic courses, will be selected at the beginning of the course. The first lectures will consist in ex-catedra expositions by the professor(s) to introduce to the topics, with the associated advanced literature,key issues and open questions and recommended readings. These lec-tures will be followed by students' seminars. These seminars will consist of reading reports of one of two re-lated seminal contributions, plus a discussion and eventually an extension proposal.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The seminar aims at bringing students to the frontiers of research in a particular field, and to train them in defin-ing and conducting a research topic. The focus is on using tools to answer a research questions and to read "be-tween the lines" some of the main contributions to the topics considered.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The course is divided into two parts.
Part 1 introduces the students to the basics of overlapping generations model: the competitive equilibrium, the planner allocation, decentralization a planner allocation, the second best problem
Part 2 presents key models to understand the growth process. It includes Malthusian models, Solow's model, from Malthus to Solow, Models with human capital, Unified growth theory
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures ex catedra with a maximum of interactions with the students. Focus on understanding mechanisms.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Depending on the number of students, the final exam will be written or oral.

Part 1: de la Croix and Michel (2002), A Theory of Economic Growth, Cambridge University Press
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Economics: General