This is the class website for University College Dublin module Advanced Macroeconomics (ECON 30120) being taught by Professor Karl Whelan in Spring 2015.
The midterm exam will take place on Thursday March 5 at 6PM in the Blackrock Exam Centre. Sample questions for the midterm can be found here (Updated: February 21). Logistical details for the exam are here.
Here are guidelines for the final exam including sample questions for Sections 1 and 2 of the exam (Updated: February 21). Here is the handout with sample questions for Section 3. (Updated: February 21). Both handouts will be updated as the term goes on.
Lecture Notes and Slides
Carl Walsh (2002): Teaching Inflation Targeting: An Analysis for Intermediate Macro
Milton Friedman (1968): The Role of Monetary Policy.
John Taylor (1993): Discretion Versus Policy Rules in Practice
Bank of England (2012): State of the Art of Inflation Targeting
Richard Clarida, Jordi Gali and Mark Gertler (2000): Monetary Policy Rules
and Macroeconomic Stability: Evidence and Some Theory
Ben Bernanke (2003): Some Thoughts on Monetary Policy in Japan
Lars Svensson (2003). Escaping from a Liquidity Trap and Deflation: The Foolproof Way and Others
Paul Krugman (2012): Earth to Ben Bernanke. Chairman Bernanke Should Listen to Professor Bernanke
Robert Shiller (1981): Do Stock Prices Move Too Much to be Justified by Subsequent Changes in Dividends?
John Campbell and Robert Shiller (2001). Valuation Ratios and the Long-Run Stock Market Outlook: An Update.
NBER Workshop on Behavioural Finance.
Robert Lucas (1976). Econometric Policy Evaluation: A Critique.
John Campbell and Gregory Mankiw (1990). Permanent Income, Current Income, and Consumption
Robert Barro (1974). Are Government Bonds Net Wealth?
Jonathan Parker, Nicholas Souleles, David Johnson and Robert McClelland (2011).Consumer Spending and the Economic Stimulus Payments of 2008.
Jonathan Parker (1999). The Reaction of Household Consumption to Predictable Changes in Social Security Taxes.
Chang-Tai Hsieh (2003). Do Consumers React to Anticipated Income Changes? Evidence from the Alaska Permanent Fund