Macroeconomics for Research Students

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Pascal Michaillat 32L.1.11, Dr Kevin Sheedy 32L.1.09 and Prof Wouter Den Haan 32L.1.08A


This course is available on the MRes in Economics (Track 1) and MRes in Economics (Track 2). This course is not available as an outside option.

Course content

Surveys the most recent development in macroeconomics, with an emphasis on technical detail and directions for further research opened up by the material. The goal is to put the students on the research path by bringing them to the research frontier.


30 hours of lectures in the MT. 30 hours of lectures in the LT.

Formative coursework

One piece of work per term will be required and feedback given by teachers.

Indicative reading

Readings will be mainly from journal articles; a list will be supplied at the start of term.


Exam (100%, duration: 3 hours) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2012/13: 5

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

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