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Economics 202a Lecture Outlines, Spring 1998

J. Bradford DeLong
Office Hours: W 10-12 Evans 601
643-4027 (W); 283-2709 (H)
delong@econ.berkeley.edu
http://www.j-bradford-delong.net


As always seems to happen, the Econ 202a Syllabus page has become the most up-to-date and current page on this course.


I. Introduction

Tuesday Jan 20: Introduction

What this course is:

How this course works:

Student grades will be based on:

Course People

The World Wide Web

Questions, comments, complaints so far?

A word from Petra Geraats

A further note

So let's get started...

What we are going to do

David Romer's Discourse on Modelling


II. Classical and NeoClassical Growth Models

Thursday Jan 22: The Solow Growth Model

The Solow Growth Model

A Note on Robert Solow's Article

A Note on the Problem Set


Tuesday Jan 27: The Solow Growth Model II

Lecture 3 handout

 


Thursday Jan 29: The Solow Growth Model III

 

 


Tuesday Feb 3: The Ramsey Model (problem set 1 due)

Lecture 4 handout; Hamiltonian handout

 


Thursday Feb 5: The Ramsey Model II

Lecture 5 Lecture Notes

 


Tuesday Feb 10: The Ramsey Model III



Thursday Feb 12: The Diamond Model (problem set 2 due)

handout



Tuesday Feb 17: The Diamond Model II

 

 


III. Endogenous Growth Models

Tuesday Feb 24: Introduction to New Growth Theory

handout



Thursday Feb 26: Endogenous Technological Change

handout

 

 


Tuesday Mar 3: New Growth Theory and Knowledge Accumulation

handout

 

 


Thursday Mar 5: New Growth Theory and Human Capital (problem set 3 due)

 

 

 



IV. Real Business Cycles


Tuesday Mar 10: Facts About Economic Fluctuations

 

 

 


Thursday Mar 12: Zero-Capital RBC Models

 

 

 


Tuesday Mar 17: More General RBC Models

 

 

 


Thursday Mar 19: Extensions and Limitations (problem set 4 due)

 

 

 


V. "Neo-Keynesian" Models

Tuesday Mar 31: Introduction to Neo-Keynesian Models

 

 

 


Thursday Apr 2: Open-Economy IS-LM (problem set 5 due)

 

 

 


Tuesday Apr 7: The Phillips Curve

 



Thursday Apr 9: Data Assignment Due

Thursday Apr 9: The Lucas Model

 

 

 


Tuesday Apr 14: Old Keynesianism

 

 

 


Thursday Apr 16: New Keynesianism (problem set 6 due)

 

 


VI. Inflation and Macroeconomic Policy

Tuesday Apr 21: Inflation

 

 

 


Thursday Apr 23: Referee Report on Walsh Due

Thursday Apr 23: Central Banking

 

 

 


Tuesday Apr 28: Monetary Policy

 

 

 


Thursday Apr 30: Hyperinflation

 

 

 


Tuesday May 5: Stabilization Policy (problem set 7 due)

 

 

 


Thursday May 7: Summing Up: What We Know and Don't Know

 

 


Professor of Economics J. Bradford DeLong, 601 Evans, #3880
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3880
(510) 643-4027 phone; (510) 642-6615 fax
delong@econ.berkeley.edu
http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/

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