Advanced macroeconomics III

lecon2161  2022-2023  Louvain-la-Neuve

Advanced macroeconomics III
5.00 credits
30.0 h
Baudin Thomas (compensates De la Croix David); De la Croix David;
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.
Learning outcomes

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 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
Lectures ex catedra with a maximum of interactions with the students. Focus on understanding mechanisms.
Evaluation methods
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
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Economics: Econometrics

Master [120] in Economics: General