Fall 2014

Econometrics (ECO 310)

ECO310syllabus_Fall2015 (NEW)

PanelData_Stata11-for senior thesis

STATA_Tutorial1

Stata_Tutorial2

Homework #1 (due September 30th)

SolutionGuide:HW#1 for problems 2, 3 and 4

Homework #2 (due October 19th)

Solution Guide: HW#2

Homework #3 (due November 21th)

Solution Guide: HW#3

Class Exercise: Unbiasedness and Variance

Wald Test

Testing Restrictions

Stata Session: Wage Determination

LM Test (Non-Linearities)

Dummy Variables

Structural Change

Heteroscedasticity

Serial Correlation

TimeSeries_Class Notes (Unit root and Cointegration Tests)

Homework #3 (due Nov. 24th.)

Homework #4 (due Dec. 9 )

Engle's Arch Model

 

Econometrics (ECO 311)

Spring 2015- Syllabus

 

Advanced Macroeconomics (ECO 402) 

Fall2014Syllabus

1.      INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS: GROWTH MODELS

Growth Facts

Check this out! Gapminder on the growth paths of nations

The page gives lots of variables to check over time in different nations

http://www.gapminder.org/videos/200-years-that-changed-the-world/

Acemoglu (MIT) Class Notes

Selowsky and Martin (1997)-Policy-Growth Performance-Transition Economies

Is LT Growth Exogenous? B. Bernanke and  R. Gürkaynak

Mankiw, Romer and Weil (1992): A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth

Country Rankings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(PPP)_per_capita

THE SOLOW GROWTH MODEL Solow Growth Model- class notes

ENDOGENOUS GROWTH MODEL- Class Notes (Berka’s Notes)

 

2.      KEYNESIAN MODELS

 

Money- notes (chapter)

 

3.       NEW KEYNESIAN MODELS

 

4.      THE OPEN ECONOMY MACROECONOMICS: MONETARY & FISCAL POLICY UNDER INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL MOBILITY AND TRADE

 

Exchange Rate Regimes (S.Fischer)

Open Economy, Mundell-Fleming

 

MODELS OF EXCHANGE RATE DETERMINATION and BALANCE OF PAYMENTS CRISIS

Dornbusch, Rudiger (1976) “Expectations and Exchange Rate Dynamics,” Journal of Political Economy, 84, December, pp. 1161-76.Exchange Rate Dynamics

MONETARY POLICY RULES: INFLATION AND EMPLOYMENT

Inflation Targeting—(Walsh, 2002 “teaching inflation-targetingJournal of Economic Education)

Rules vs Discretion, and Imperfect Credibility— ((Clarida, Gali,Gertler, 1999—The science of Monetary Policy”)

 

5.      INVESTMENT AND ADJUSTMENT COSTS

 

Lecture-Q_Theory_Investment(Intro)

A Brief Summary of Q-Theory

 

 

 

6.      MACROECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL MARKETS

Waller C. and S. Lewarne (1994). An Expository Model of Credit Rationing

Erdinc, Didar (2007). From Credit Crunch to Credit Boom: Transitional Challenges in BG Banking,

Rational Expectations Model


Economics of Enlargement (EUR 406)

Syllabus

Lecture Notes 0

Lecture Notes-Slides 0

Perestroika Program

Lecture Notes 1

Lecture Notes 2

Lecture Notes 2 Slides

Lecture Notes 3

Lecture Notes 3 Slides

Overview-Turkey's EU Deal

Lecture Notes 4

Lecture Notes 4 Slides

Mayhew Article

Lecture Notes 5

Lecture Notes 5 Slides

Lecture Notes 6

Lecture Notes 6 Slides 

Lecture Notes 7

Lecture Notes 7 Slides 

Lecture Notes 8

Lecture Notes 8 Slides 

Lecture Notes 9

Lecture Notes 9 Slides 

Lecture Notes 10 EMU1

Lecture Notes 10 EMU1 Slides 

Lecture Notes 11 EMU2

Lecture Notes 11 EMU2 Slides 

Lecture Notes 12 EMU3

Lecture Notes 12 EMU3 Slides 

Exchange Rate regimes in Accession Countries

Spring  2010

European Economic Integration (EUR 324)

Syllabus

SECTION I

Lecture Notes 1 (History of European Integration) (ppt)

Lecture Notes 1 (Overview) (word)

Lecture Notes 1 (Economic and Political Integration) (word)

Lecture Notes 2 (Facts, Law, Institutions and Budget) ppt

Qualified Majority Voting (word)

QMV distribution in Council of Ministers

EU Budget 2007-2013, A Way Forward

On EU Budget 2007-2013

POSSIBLE TOPICS FOR THE 324 PROJECT

Lecture Notes 3 (Decision Making in the EU)

SECTION II

Lecture Notes 4 (Essential Micro Tools)

Lecture Notes 5 (Economics of Preferential Liberalization)

Single European Act (1986) and Further Trade Liberalization

From Customs Union to the Internal Market

Lecture Notes 7 (Growth Effects and Factor Market Integration)

Lecture Notes 12 (EU  Trade Policy)

EU Coffee Trade Disputes

SECTION III

3.1 Monetary History of Europe until EMS

Lecture Notes 13

Lecture Notes 14

History of European Monetary Integration

3.2 From EMS to EMU

Lecture Notes 15

ERM Mechanism

From BW to EMS

EMU and Maastricht Treaty

Launching the Euro-paper

3.3 Optimal Currency Areas

Lecture Notes 16

Optimum Currency Areas

3.4 Fiscal Policy in the Euro zone and the Stability Pact

3.5 Euro and the Financial Markets

Can Euro Ever Challenge the Dollar? (Paper by B. Cohen)

Monetary Policy of ECB

SECTION IV: EU Policies

4.1 Competition Policy

Competition Policy-Notes

Lecture Notes 11

EU Competition and Merger Policy-Examples

EU blocks mergers: Media Coverage

1. GE-Honeywell http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/1420398.stm

2. Microsoft:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23366103/
http://www.cnn.com/2004/BUSINESS/03/24/microsoft.eu/

Competition Policy: Comparison US vs EU

Another paper on Competition Law Comparison

4.2 Common Agricultural Policy

Lecture Notes 9

Common Agricultural Policy

SECTION V: Enlargement

EU Enlargement

Economics of Turkish Accession

 

STUDENT PRESENTATIONS-Selected Work (on Accession)

CAP and Accession

Turkish Accession-Politics

Bulgaria’s Nuclear Plant-Kozloduy

Bulgaria and FDI

EU Funds Absorption Capacity of Bulgaria