Macroeconomics for Research Students

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Shengxing Zhang 32L.1.16, Prof Philippe Aghion 32L.2.02, Dr David Baqaee 32L.2.18 and Prof Ricardo Reis 32L.1.27


This course is available on the MRes in Economics and MRes/PhD in Economics. 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, reading time: 15 minutes) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Economics

Total students 2015/16: 6

Average class size 2015/16: Unavailable

Value: One Unit

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