Syllabus - University of California Berkeley Department of Economics ECONOMICS 202A READING LIST Fall Semester 2007 Professor George A Akerlof

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1 University of California, Berkeley Fall Semester 2007 Department of Economics Professor George A. Akerlof Professor Maurice Obstfeld ECONOMICS 202A READING LIST Textbook: David Romer, Advanced Macroeconomics, Third Edition . McGraw-Hill, 2005. I. A. Introduction/Overview of Course *George Akerlof, "The Missing Motivation in Macroeconomics," American Economic Review , March 2007, pp. 5-36. B. Introduction/Mathematical Review *Andrew C. Harvey, Time Series Models , Chapter 1, pp. 1-9; Ch. 2, pp. 21-53. David Romer, Third Edition, Chapter 5, "Traditional Keynesian Theories of Fluctuations," Sections 5.1 and 5.3-5.6, pp. 222-231, and 242-270. Maurice Obstfeld, &Dynamic Optimization in Continuous-Time Models (A Guide for the Perplexed),± manuscript, UC Berkeley, April 1992. Available at: http://www.econ.berkeley.edu/~obstfeld/ftp/perplexed/cts4a.pdf II. Equilibrium Concepts *David Romer, Third Edition, Chapter 6, "Microeconomic Foundations of Incomplete Nominal Adjustment," Sections 6.1-6.3, and 6.9-6.10, pp. 271-285, pp. 316-326. *Robert Lucas and Thomas Sargent, "After Keynesian Macroeconomics," from Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, After the Phillips Curve: Persistence of High Inflation and High Unemployment , Conference Series No. 19. *Thomas Sargent, "Rational Expectations, the Real Rate of Interest, and the Natural Rate of Unemployment," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity 1973:2, pp. 429-472. *John Taylor, "Staggered Wage Setting in a Macro Model," American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings , May 1979, pp. 108-113. Stanley Fischer, "Long-Term Contracts, Rational Expectations and the Optimal Money Supply Rate," Journal of Political Economy , February 1977, pp. 191-205. Laurence Ball, "Credible Disinflation with Staggered Price Setting," American Economic Review , March, 1994, pp. 282-289.
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2 Dennis Carlton, "The Rigidity of Prices," American Economic Review , September 1986, pp. 637-658. & Journal of Political Economy, October 2004, pp. 947-985. Steven Cecchetti, "Staggered Contracts and the Frequency of Price Adjustment," Quarterly Journal of Economics , Supplement, 1985, pp. 935-959. *Robert Shiller, "Why Do People Dislike Inflation?" in Reducing inflation: Motivation and Strategy , edited by Christina D. Romer and David H. Romer (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997), pp. 13-65. *Daniel Kahneman, Jack Knetsch and Richard Thaler, "Fairness as a Constraint on Profit Seeking: Entitlements in the Market," American Economic Review , September 1986, pp. 728-741. *Eldar Shafir, Peter Diamond, and Amos Tversky, "On Money Illusion," Quarterly Journal of Economics , May 1997, pp. 341-374. Franco Modigliani and Richard Cohen, &Inflation, Rational Valuation and the Market,±
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