ECS507 PhD Macroeconomics II
Spring 2024Autumn 2023
This course is designed for first year PhD students. We will use a basic neo-classical macro model as a workhorse to introduce price frictions and heterogeneity in turn. Knowledge of a basic Real Business Cycle (RBC) model is a prerequisite.
The models we use and tools we learn is of interest even if you do not wish to become a macroeconomist. Several features, such as monopolistic competition and incomplete markets, are used in other fields as well.
Upon completion of the course, the student can:
- Formulate the standard RBC model
- Discuss how to introduce sticky prices into RBC models
- Solve for optimal monetary policy
- Formulate and solve a dynamic optimisation problem
- Solve system of linear equations using log linearisation
- Convert real world concerns and policy debate to formal modelling
- Build a research idea
The course consists of plenary lectures.
- PhD candidates at NHH
- PhD candidates at Norwegian institutions
- PhD candidates at other institutions
- Motivated master’s students may be admitted after application, but are subject to the approval from the course responsible on a case by case basis
- Individuals outside academia may be admitted after application, but are subject to the approval from the course responsible and the Vice Rector for Research on a case by case basis
ECS506 PhD Macroeconomics I
Grading will be based on a term paper that is to be completed individually. The term paper is handed out during the last week of lectures, and is to be completed within three weeks.
Re-take is offered the semester after the course was offered for students who signed up for the initial evaluation.
- ECTS Credits
- Teaching language
Spring. Will be offered spring 2024.
Associate Professor Krisztina Molnar, Department of Economics (main course responsible)
Professor Tommy Sveen, BI Oslo