Seven lecture notes from a graduate course archived from Spring 2002 are held here. Topics are Fluctuations: Organization of the course, and facts; Fluctuations: Shocks, Uncertainty, and the Consumption/Saving Choice; Fluctuations: Introducing a Leisure/Labor Choice in the Ramsey Model. RBC models; Allowing for non trivial investment decisions; Introducing money; Introducing Nominal Rigidities; and More on Price Setting and Policy Implications. Theses files are available as part of a zipped package of items supporting this course.
Online Text and Notes in Advanced Macroeconomics
This course web page is a syllabus with embedded links to readings in .pdf. It supports a series of seminars on planning and development as organised by Pranab Bardhan of University of California, Berkeley, in 2004.
This course web page is a syllabus with embedded links to .pdf readings. It supports a series of public finance seminars, co-ordinated by Alan J. Auerbach of University of California, Berkeley in 2004.
This course web page is a syllabus with embedded links to .pdf readings. It supports a series of seminars in macroeconomics as organised by David Romer of University of California, Berkeley, in 2004.
This is a 17-page PDF book chapter from 1997 intended as informal advice for anyone on the process of making a model, especially graduate students. It covers sources of inspiration, refinement, and the use of existing literature.
Guide to the subsystem of the General Algebraic Modelling System (GAMS) that can be used to build and solve general equilibrium models. Sections (with gemoetric and algebraic explanation of the model followed by worked examples in GAMS/MPSGE) on: Introduction to Demand Theory; Constant Elasticity of Substitution functions; General Equilibrium with Phblicv Goods; Comparing the Performance of Flexible Functional Forms; Competitive General Equilibrium and Economic History; and a 'small library' of other microeconomic examples.