ECON9300B – Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
This course has joint teaching with ECON5300 – Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
Macroeconomic theory with main emphasis on dynamic general equilibrium models. Mathematical tools for modern dynamic macroeconomics and examples of their application to business cycles, assset pricing, fiscal policy, growth and unemployment. Uncertainty in intertemporal models. The course is more about acquiring methodological and analytical skills than about empirical or policy applications.
- Techniques for dynamic optimization with and without uncertainty
- Techniques for dynamic analysis in general equilibrium models
- Infinite horizon and overlapping generation models
- Asset pricing in general equilibrium
- Optimal taxation in an intertemporal setting
- Economic growth
- Real business cycle models
- Search models and search unemployment
- Reading the newest and most advanced research literature in macroeconomics.
- Appling tools of dynamic analysis in research.
Please note that the course ECON9300B is offered to PhD candidates at the Department of Economics. Other candidates admitted to a PhD program may apply to take the course.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
ECON4310 - Intertemporal Macroeconomics or equivalent.
8 credits overlap with ECON5300/ECON9300
Lectures and seminars.
Access to teaching
A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.
Ordinarily, this course has a 3-hour written school exam.
For 2021 the following applies for the exam in ECON9300B:
The examination will be a 5-hour home examination in Inspera. The home exam will be an open-book exam, where all written and printed resources as well as technical support is allowed. All submitted papers will be checked for plagiarism. You can find the date and time for the exam on the semester page.
Submit assignments in Inspera
You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit your assignment.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
If you are sick or have another valid reason for not attending the regular exam, we offer a postponed exam later in the same semester.
See also our information about resitting an exam.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.