ECONOMICS 602: GRADUATE MACROECONOMICS
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 1
SPRING 2016
CHAPTER 3: CAPITAL ACCUMULATION AND GROWTH
Exercise 1: The Basic Solow Model in Continuous Time
This exercise asks you to analyze the Solow model in continuous time as given by the s
Economics 602: Macroeconomics: Theory/Application
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Consumption Theory
The Theory of Aggregate Demand (IS-LM Model)
The Theory of Aggregate Supply (Phillip Curve)
The Theory of Aggreg
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Chapter 20: Stabilization Policy
[The Theory of Optimal Monetary Policy]
Main Objective
Major Question: How to minimize business cycles?
Answer: Stabilization Policy
Next Question: Why should society be concerned about the variability
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Chapter 2: Some Facts about Prosperity and Growth
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Seven Stylized Facts
1. Some countries are rich and some are poor, the dierences are enormous, and it has pretty much stayed like that in
relative terms over the last 40 years. However,
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Chapter 5: The General Solow Model: Technological Progress
Main Objective
Major Question: Whats wrong with the Basic Solow Growth Model?
Answer: The basic Solow model presented in Chapter 3 did not perform well empirically
In the basic S
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Chapter 21: Stabilization Policy with Rational Expectations
[The Hypothesis of Policy Ineectiveness]
Main Objective
Major Question: How many kinds of expectation hypotheses in the macroeconomic literature?
1. Static (naive) expectations:
Figure 1: A Brief History of Economic Thought
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Chapter 17: Monetary Policy and Aggregate Demand
[The Theory of Aggregate Demand]
Main Objective
Major Question: Why study Aggregate Demand?
Answer: Keynesian Economics: The study of governm
Figure 1: NBERs Definition of Business Cycles
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Chapter 19: Explaining Business Cycles
[The Theory of Aggregate Equilibrium]
Main Objective
Major Question: What are business cycles?
Gregory Mankiw (Principles of Macroeconomics: Page 13): T
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Chapter 3: The Basic Solow Model
Main Objective
Question: How can a country initiate a growth process that will lead it to a higher level of GDP and
consumption per person?
The basic Solow model predicts how the evolution and the long-run
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Chapter 6: Education and Growth
[The Solow Model with Human Capital]
Main Objective
Major Question: Whats wrong with the General Solow Growth Model in Chapter 5?
Answer: Using the model in Chapter 5, we got two systematic discrepancies
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Chapter 16: Consumption, Income and Wealth
[Life-Cycle Consumption Theory]
Main Objective
Major Question: Why study consumption?
Answer: Private consumption is by far the largest component of aggregate demand.
In year 2012, US GDP = $1
Figure 1: The Phillips Curve in the United Kingdom (Left: 18611913, Right: 19581957)
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Chapter 18: Inflation, Unemployment and Aggregate Supply
[The Theory of Aggregate Supply]
Main Objective
Major Question: Why study Aggregate Supply?
Ans
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Chapter 8: Endogenous Growth Theories (Part I)
[Productive Externalities and Endogenous Growth]
Main Objective
Major Question:
Answer:
What's wrong with the Solow's idea on economic growth?
Solow model has one major limitation:
By treat
ECONOMICS 602: GRADUATE MACROECONOMICS
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 2
SPRING 2016
CHAPTER 5: TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS AND GROWTH
Exercise 1: The General Solow Model in Continuous Time
In continuos time the general Solow model consists of the seven equations:
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ECONOMICS 602: GRADUATE MACROECONOMICS
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT 3
CHAPTER 16: CONSUMPTION, INCOME AND WEALTH
Exercise 1: Important Concepts and Results in the Theory of Private
Consumption
Explain the conflicting evidence on the relationship between the averag
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Chapter 9: Endogenous Growth Theories (Part II)
[Research and Development and Endogenous Growth]
Main Objective
Major Question: Whats wrong with the model with Productive Externality assumption in
Chapter 8 ?
Answer: The key assumption