Advanced Macro: Fiscal and monetary policy and institutions in a century of crises (ECO-AD-FISMON)


Department ECO
Course category ECO Advanced courses
Course type Course
Academic year 2021-2022
Term BLOCK 1
Credits 1 (EUI Economics Department)
Contact Simonsen, Sarah


This advanced (full-credit) course is open to everyone, from 2nd year graduates on, but specially designed for 2nders. The course is self-contained, although familiarity with recursive methods is recommended. As the subtitle indicates, the three crises of the 21st Century will be on the background of the course. Both, in terms of the theoretical and economic policy issues that they have unveiled, and in terms of the new developments in macro-finance that have come out, and are coming out, from them. For students taking the course for credit, in principle, the grade of the course will be mostly [75%] based on a short project, which can be done by one or two of you (three will require approval and more work). It will consist of: 1) choosing, and briefly explaining, a specific problem/question/topic of the 21st Century crises that you think deserves more research [20%]; 2) critically summarize the ‘state-of-the-art’ by deconstructing one article, or two and, possibly, make reference to others [20%], and 3) propose how would you
pursue the research on the topic if you had more time [20%] (if you have more than a proposal this would be counted as ‘extra’) [+ 15% overall assessment and presentation]. The presentation will consist of a draft of no more than 10 pages (min 11pt, single space
and proper borders; not counting references and possible ‘extra’ material) and, time permitting, a short in class (or online) presentation. In addition, there will be a short (possibly in-person) exam [15%] and I will also count class participation [10%].


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