ECON 6313:  Seminar in Macro and Growth

Contact Information
Dr. Benjamin Keen
Associate Professor of Economics 
Office: 437 Cate Center One
Office Hours: M/W, 12:00pm-1:00pm and by appointment
Phone (405) 325-5900
Email: ben.keen@ou.edu

Syllabus

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

One-Period 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

Real Rigidities and the New Keyesian Model

Homework #6
Week 15 April 30

Discuss Homework #5

Homework #5 Due
May 2

Review for Final Exam



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Last Modified:  April 29, 2018