Macroeconomics 2 (Math-Econ program)
Block 1
Autumn 2012




Tell me and I will forget
Show me and I will remember
Involve me and I will understand

Step back and I will act 

(Chinese proverb on learning)



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Data sets
Macro economists

VoxEU: Research-based policy analysis

The Great Recession
Resources for economists on the internet
Internet resources for macro
Glossary of international economics
Texts on/with data
European Economic Association
European economic policy
The Economic Policy Institute

The other side of openness: Tax Justice Network
Other debate  


From our own world
The Krugman Blues


Macro economists:

Ben Bernanke
Willem Buiter
Ben Heijdra
Bradford DeLong
Carl-Johan Dalgaard
Carl Walsh
Charles I. Jones
Charles Wyplosz
Danny Quah
Dani Rodrik
Daron Acemoglu
David Romer
Gregory Mankiw
Henrik Jensen
Jean-Paul Fitoussi
Jeffrey Frankel
John Quiggin
Jonathan Temple
Jordi Gali

Katarina Juselius
Kenneth Rogoff
Lars Svensson
Lawrence Summers
Mark Gertler
Maurice Obstfeld
Michael Woodford
Miles Kimball
Nouriel Roubini
Olivier Blanchard
Peter Skott
Paul Krugman
Sergio Rebelo
Paul Romer
Paul Segerström
Robert Shiller
Thomas Sargent 
Willem Buiter
Xavier Sala-i-Martin

General internet resources  for economists:

Computation, simulation of dynamic systems
Resources for economists on the internet
Quantitative Macroeconomics Home Page
Economic Growth Resources
Internet Resources for Econo-mists 


Data sets:
Charles Jones’ Data Archive

EHE website

Groningen Growth and Developing Centre
Michael Kremer's Data Guide

Penn World Table:

Sergio Rebelo's Data Archive
Stock markets
The other side of openness: Tax Justice Network

World Bank:
Economic Growth Project
Inequality data

Sjak Smulders

Econometrics links

Library service:

Texts on/with data:
Barro, R J., and X. Sala-i-Martin, 2003, Economic Growth, 2. ed., Chapter 10-12.
Maddison, A., 2001, The world Economy: A Millennial Perspective, OECD.
Summers, R., and A. Heston, 1991, The Penn World Table (Mark 5): An expanded set of international comparisons, 1950-1988, Quarterly J. Economics 106, no. 2, 327-68.

European economic policy debate
Center for European Policy Studies
The Economist
Centre for Economic Policy    Research

Other debate

The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid
The Unofficial Paul Krugman Web Page


Lecturer is Christian Groth,

Course plan and syllabus (final)

General description of the course Lectures and lecture notes
Tuesdays 13-16 in Aud. 02  (HCØ)
Fridays 10-12 in Aud. 10 (HCØ)

Learning by doing:
Exercises and exercise problems 

Exercise class: Mondays 9-12 in øv - 4-0-13 (Biocenter). Begins Monday Sept. 10.
Instructor: Niklas Brønager.

List of typos and similar
Results from Course Evaluation in Week 41: go to Absalon. Questions and answers of relevance for the exam.
Recommendations for written exam Supplementary stuff (primarily advanced)
Paul Krugman on the financial crisis and How did economists get so wrong?.
The global public debt clock
Exam, incl. previous exams  

Computation, simulation