364-0559-00L  Dynamic Macroeconomics (Doctoral Course)

Semester Autumn Semester 2015
Lecturers H. Gersbach
Periodicity yearly course
Language of instruction English

Abstract Dynamic models and workhorses in macroeconomics
Objective In this doctoral course, we learn dynamic general equilibrium theory and the basic workhorses in macroeconomics. After the course the participants will be able to speak the Arrow-Debreu and recursive language and apply the frameworks to interesting issues in Growth, Public Finance, Monetary Theory and Banking.
Content 1. Introduction
2. The Arrow-Debreu Approach and Sequential Markets
3. The Neoclassical Growth Model and the Representative Agent Model
4. Mathematical Background
5. Frictions and Banking
5.1 Overview
5.2 Banks in Macroeconomic Models
5.3 Ramsey cum Banks: General Equilibrium with Banks and Outside Equity
6. Overlapping Generations Models and Models with Heterogenous Agents
7. Debates
7.1 Theory of Piketty
7.2 High Bank Equity Requirements