Macroeconomics II

2018-2019
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ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH SKILLS
You can identify strengths and limitations of academic research on the
macroeconomic effects of fiscal policies.

BRIDGING THEORY AND PRACTICE - Knowledge
You demonstrate empirical and theoretical knowledge concerning the
macroeconomic effects of fiscal policies.

BRIDGING THEORY AND PRACTICE- Application
You can provide an analysis of the macroeconomic consequences of a
real-world fiscal policy proposal based on existing theoretical and
empirical academic findings.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL SKILLS
You can professionally present your analysis of a real-world fiscal
policy proposal to policy makers.

BROADENING YOUR HORIZON
You can develop and defend a position on a real-world fiscal policy
proposal based on its social implications.

SELF-AWARENESS
You can describe what you would like to understand better about the
macroeconomic effects of fiscal policies.

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In recent years, policy makers in Europe and around the world have been
confronted with decisions about fiscal policy that raise important
questions. Was fiscal austerity necessary or misguided? Is fiscal
stimulus actually effective in recessions? Are current levels of
government too high or is this the time for more public investment? Do
tax cuts boost growth? What policy makers believe the answer to these
questions to be will shape macroeconomic policy in the future, and
become especially critical when the next recession strikes.

In this course we will put ourselves in the shoes of policy consultants.
We will start by reflecting on what you have already learned about these
questions in your previous courses. We will then dig more deeply into
the existing empirical and theoretical research by macroeconomists
relevant for these questions, reflect on how convincing this research
is, and use these findings from this research to analyze the likely
consequences of a current real-world policy proposal.

Onderwijsvorm

The course uses a flipped classroom approach. This means that we do not
use traditional lectures in the class meetings. Rather, we provide
readings, videos, exercises and writing assignments which you use to
prepare for class meetings. Most of the time in class meetings is
devoted to interactive activities, discussions, and presentations.
Each week there is one meeting with the entire class, one workgroup
taught by the instructor, and one workgroup taught by a teaching
assistant.

Toetsvorm

Written exam - individual assessment.
Regular assignments - individual assessment.
Policy analysis or brief - group assessment.

Literatuur

There is no required textbook for this course. We provide extensive
notes and videos and assign additional readings from academic journals,
newspapers and magazines, and blogs.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Quantitative Research Methods I, Microeconomics I, Macroeconomics I,
Academic Skills.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode E_EBE2_MACEC
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit School of Business and Economics
Vakcoördinator dr. B.A. Brugemann
Examinator dr. B.A. Brugemann
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