Macroeconomic Policy and Analysis
Long run macroeconomic topics are the main subject of this course.
In particular, we will focus on the different classes of economic growth models: from the neoclassical Solow model to the endogenous growth models passing through the Ramsey, the AK and the R&D models.
We will analyze the weaknesses and strengths of the models, and we will assess whether their implications are supported by the empirical
The course is divided in three parts. The different parts have been structured to provide students with the tools needed to write a master thesis.
In the first part of the course, we will analyze the contents of the different parts of a paper, the language to employ when writing, the strategy to define a research question, the way of citing previous contributions on the same topic and of creating a literature review, the path to follow when creating the graphs and tables legends.
The second part is dedicated to the analysis of Latex editor (paper structure as well as presentation structure) and of Perl, a program useful for data extraction.
In the third part we will analyze some useful commands of STATA. In particular, we will employ commands for table editing, and graph creation.
Additional information about tips and hints to write a master thesis can be found here.
Topics in International Economics
The course provides students with knowledge about international trade and international monetary policy.
With these tools students, on the one hand, will be able to better understand trade dynamics within and across countries. On the other hand, they will be able to assess the reasons of specific monetary policy decisions in the international context and their consequences.
This course also prepares the candidates for the Economics parts of the June 2015 CFA Level II exam.