Archive: detailed course information for the summer semester 2012

 

Information for the participants of the course 040185 (Introduction to macroeconomics)

        Slides for the first part of this course (introduction and national accounts) are accessible here.

        The course material (lecture notes) for the national-accounts section by Ana Ania-Martinez is downloadable here.

        Note the times and dates for midterm and final tests that are also visible on Univis: Midterm test: Friday, 4/5, 13:00-15:00; Final test: Friday, 29/6, 9:00-11:00.

        Presentation slides for the goods market section (second part) are accessible here.

        Following a request by some participants, the homework assignment (due by April 23, 12:00) is available here. A tentative solution to this homework assignment is downloadable here.

        Please do not (under no excuses) sign or cross the attendance list for any person except yourself and for any date different from the current one. Note that you lose some attendance points if back-crossing or other irregularities are found out and that I will not inform you on this action personally. Presentation slides for the financial market section (third part) are accessible here.

        Presentation slides for the IS-LM section (fourth part) are accessible here.

        A role-model midterm test from a previous comparable course is downloadable here. Please note that material covered and emphasis in tests may change over the years.

        Presentation slides for the section on labor markets (fifth part) are accessible here.

        Presentation slides for the section on the AS-AD model (sixth part) are accessible here.

        Tentative answers to the questions for the quiz on May 15 are accessible here.

        Presentation slides for the section on the Phillips curve (seventh part) are accessible here.

        Presentation slides for the first part of the sections on the open economy (Blanchard's Sections 18 and 19, Part 8a) are accessible here.

        Tentative answers to the quiz test on 5/6 are accessible here.

        Presentation slides for the other part of the open-economy section (Blanchard's Section 20, Part 8b) are accessible here. [2 typos corrected, new version 19/6]

        Tentative answers to the quiz test on 19/6 are accessible here. Comments on errors etc. are welcome.

 

Information for the participants of the course 390018 (Econometrics of seasonality)

 

        The first part of the course will be concluded by a test (45% of the course grade), the second part of the course will consist in presentations mainly by participants (55% of the course grade).

        The slides that I am using during the first portion of the course can be downloaded here in their version of 7/3, though they may be updated slightly during the course.

        On 14/3, we convened that the date for the test should be May 9.

        The data sets on the Austrian unemployment and on Austrian industrial production can be downloaded here. The corresponding Stata command files can be downloaded here and here. Note that for technical reasons these files have extension .DOX not .DO, which you may change back after downloading.

        In response to a request by participants, a role-model test from the last comparable course can be downloaded here, with answers accessible here. Note that the material covered in the course and the emphasis on specific aspects may have changed.

        The DO files (again, in DOX versions) of some run streams presented on April 18 can be downloaded here: application of CH test to industrial production data, application to a generated seasonal random walk, and null simulation.

        The roster of presentations in the second part of this course is accessible here.