Honours Macroeconomics

This course considers the principal approaches used in modern macroeconomics to investigate business cycles and the long-term performance of market economies. In the first part of the course, business cycles and empirical business cycle models are considered (including the Mundell-Fleming and the dynamics of the current account are considered). This is followed by a session on monetary and fiscal policies. The second half of the course introduces the two major models of modern macroeconomics (Ramsey-Cass-Koopmans and Overlapping-Generations models) in the context of growth theory. At the end of the course, the student should be able to follow the bulk of modern macroeconomic research.

Course instructors: Gideon du Rand

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BER Weekly

19 February 2018
It was a dramatic week on the local front with the resignation of former President Jacob Zuma, the swearing in of a new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and the State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Friday. This follows weeks of speculation following Ramaphosa's ascension to the position of ANC president last December. In this edition of the weekly review,...

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