Contact Information
Dr. Benjamin Keen
Associate Professor of Economics
Office: 437 Cate Center One
Office Hours: M/W, 12:00pm1:00pm and by appointment
Phone (405) 3255900
Email: ben.keen@ou.edu
Midterm Exam
Thursday, March 29, 12:00pm
145 Cate Center One
Monday  Wednesday  
Week 01  January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: No Class 
January 17 Discuss ECON 5163 Final 
Week 02  January 22 Dynamic Programming 
January 24 Dynamic Programming 
Week 03  January 29 Dynamic Programming Homework #1 
January 31 Dynamic Programming 
Week 04  February 5 Linear Stochastic Systems 
February 7 Discuss Homework #1 Homework #1 Due 
Week 05  February 12 Linear Stochastic Systems 
February 14 Linear Stochastic Systems Homework #2 
Week 06  February 19 Solving Rational Expectations Models 
February 21 OU Closed Due to Weather: No Class 
Week 07  February 26 Discuss Homework #2 Homework #2 Due 
February 28 Theory of Linear Rational Expectations Models 
Week 08  March 5 Analytics of Rational Expectations Models 
March 7 Analytics of Rational Expectations Models The Rational Expectations Solution of the Approximate Ramsey Growth Model 
Week 09 
March 12 The Rational Expectations Solution of the Approximate Ramsey Growth Model Homework #3 
March 14 Compensation Day for March 29 Exam: No Class 

March 19 Spring Break: No Class 
March 21 Spring Break: No Class 
Week 10  March 26 Review for Midterm Exam 
March 28 Discuss Homework #3 Homework #3 Due 
Week 11  April 2 Computationally Solving Rational Expectations Models (Computer Lab) Homework #4 Matlab Programs 
April 4 Discuss Midterm Exam 
Week 12  April 9
Money in the Utility Function Model 
April 11 OnePeriod Wage Contracts and the Lucus Supply Curve Homework #4 Due 
Week 13  April 16 Monopolistic Competition and Norminal Rigidities 
April 18 Monopolistic Competition and Norminal Rigidities 
Week 14  April 23 Monopolistic Competition and Norminal Rigidities Homework #5 
April 25 The New Keyesian Model and Real Rigidities Homework #6 
Week 15  April 30 Discuss Homework #5 Homework #5 Due 
May 2 Review for Final Exam 