Syllabus Spring 2018.pdf - Macroeconomic Analysis for International and Public Affairs U6401 Andrea Bubula SIPA Columbia University Teaching Team Name

Syllabus Spring 2018.pdf - Macroeconomic Analysis for...

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1 Macroeconomic Analysis for International and Public Affairs – U6401 Andrea Bubula SIPA – Columbia University Teaching Team Name Email Andrea Bubula Office: IAB 1312 Instructor [email protected] Juan Fernandez TA [email protected] Luke Johnson TA [email protected] Zee Razeek TA [email protected] Pu Liu Reader [email protected] Yufei Shen Reader [email protected] Robert Ward Reader [email protected] Yefei Wu Reader [email protected] Teaching Schedule Lectures Recitations Section 1 1. Th. 9:15am-10:45am, 405 IAB M W 9:15am-10:45am, 403 IAB 2. Th. 11:15am-12:45am, 405 IAB Section 2 3. Th: 2:15pm-3:45pm, 405 IAB M W 11:15am-12:45pm, 403 IAB 4. Th: 4:15pm-4:45pm, 405 IAB Section 3 3. Th: 6:15pm-7:45pm, 405 IAB M W 2:15pm-3:45pm, 403 IAB 4. Th: 7:45pm-9:15pm, 405 IAB Course Description This course focuses on macroeconomics. The goal of this course is to provide you with an analytical framework to examine and critically interpret observed economic events and policies in the global economy. We will clarify the causal links between macroeconomic aggregates. The subject matter will always refer to concrete situations. The homework and exams are opportunities to put into practice what is learned in class. In these applications you are expected to solve word problems, analyze actual data organized in tables or graph, or comment excerpts found in economic news. In addition to validating the practical relevance of the course, these applications supply a learning tool by themselves because they provide additional factual knowledge. The controversial nature of macroeconomics and macroeconomic policies will be central. Students enrolled in this class are expected to have been exposed to the basic principles of microeconomics (demand and supply, utility maximization and profit maximization).

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