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This page focuses on the course 14.05 Intermediate Macroeconomics as it was taught by Prof. George-Marios Angeletos in Spring 2013.
This course uses the tools of macroeconomics to study various macroeconomic policy problems in-depth. The problems range from economic growth in the long run, to government finances in the intermediate run, to economic stability in the short run. Many economic models used today are surveyed.
The primary goal of this course is to help students develop a consistent way of thinking about some key macroeconomic phenomena. Learn more about the objective of the course.
- Economics bachelor's degree requirement
Every spring semester
- The enrollment for this course was 36 students in Fall 2013, but has ranged from 28-96 in past semesters.
- The students in this course were primarily undergraduates.
During an average week, students were expected to spend 12 hours on the course, roughly divided as follows:
- Met 2 times per week for 1.5 hours per session; 26 sessions total.
- Mandatory attendance.
- Two of the sessions were in-class exams.
Students met in a group with one of the three Teaching Assistants, Marco Di Maggio, Sebastian Di Tella, or Juan Pablo Xandri. Recitation sessions were scheduled, in addition to regular class time, to allow students the opportunity to review the material taught during lecture in-depth and ask questions in a small group setting.
Out of Class
- Weekly readings
- Five problem sets
- A rough draft of a paper
- A 5,000 word final paper