This is the class website for University College Dublin module Advanced Macroeconomics (ECON 30120).
Assessment Information: Final Exam
Here is a handout describing the format for the final exam and containing sample questions for the first two sections of the exam. I have added some tips for studying for the final exam to this handout.
Here are some sample questions for the third section of the exam.
These are now the final editions of these handouts.
The final exam will take place on Monday May 12 at 3PM at RDS Simmonscourt.
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
Eugene Fama (1970): Efficient Capital Markets: A Review of Theory and Empirical Work
Eugene Fama (1991): Efficient Capital Markets II
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.
Gavyn Davies: The Nobel Laureates on Equity Bubbles
NBER Workshop on Behavioural Finance.
Robert Lucas (1976). Econometric Policy Evaluation: A Critique.
Robert Solow (1957): Technical Change and the Aggregate Production Function.
Bureau of Labor Statistics MFP Trends up to 2012
Karl Whelan: Is the U.S. Set for an Era of Slow Growth?
Kieran McQuinn and Karl Whelan (2013): Europe’s Growth Crisis
Edward Miguel and Gerard Roland (2009): The Long Run Impact of Bombing Vietnam
Paul Krugman (1994): The Myth of Asia’s Miracle.
Paul Romer (1990) : Endogenous Technological Change.
Robert Gordon (2012): Is U.S. Economic Growth Over? Faltering Innovation Confronts the Six Headwinds
Robert Gordon (2014): The Demise of U.S. Growth: Restatement, Rebuttal and Reflections
Joel Mokyr (2013): Is Technological Progress a Thing of the Past?
Robert E. Hall and Charles I. Jones (1999). Why Do Some Countries Produce So Much More Output per Worker than Others?
Douglass North (1999). Institutional Change: A Framework of Analysis.
Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson and James Robinson (2001). The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation.
Dani Rodrik, Arvind Subramanian, and Francesco Trebbi (2002). Institutions Rule: The Primacy of Institutions over Geography and Integration in Economic Development.
Robert Gillanders and Karl Whelan (2010). Open For Business? Institutions, Business Environment and Economic Development.
Gregory Clark (2007). A Farewell to Alms. Chapter One: The Sixteen Page Economic History of the World.
Gregory Clark (2007). A Farewell to Alms. Chapter Two: The Logic of the Malthusian Economy.
Thomas Malthus (1798). An Essay on the Principle of Population.
Gapminder: Wonderful animated graphs on health, incomes and other things.
James Brander and M. Scott Taylor (1998). The Simple Economics of Easter Island: A Ricardo-Malthus Model of Renewable Resource Use.