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: Monique Reid and Gideon du Rand

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BER Weekly

6 July 2020
The main domestic data event over the past week was the release of the 2020Q1 GDP figures. Although not as poor as feared, the data still highlighted just how weak the SA economy was even before the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis hit with full force in 2020Q2. In other domestic news, a heated debate is raging about the fiscal consolidation outlined in...

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BER Weekly

6 July 2020
The main domestic data event over the past week was the release of the 2020Q1 GDP figures. Although not as poor as feared, the data still highlighted just how weak the SA economy was even before the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis hit with full force in 2020Q2. In other domestic news, a heated debate is raging about the fiscal consolidation outlined in...

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