macroeconomic analysis

first-year ph.d. course


Course Description

First-Year Ph.D. course as part of the Columbia Ph.D. Macro Core curriculum

Taught in Fall 2015, 2017, and 2018

The goal of this course is to build a solid background in business cycle facts and theory, to understand the positive and normative properties of the basic neoclassical business cycle model, and to understand its implications for macroeconomic policy.



Slides and Notes from Fall 2017

Lecture 1
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Lecture 12

Lecture Notes