Master's Macroeconomics

This course considers the major policy issues in macroeconomics and a number of contemporary topical issues from the perspective of developing countries. It combines theoretical and empirical considerations with policy approaches. The course outline divides into three sub-sections starting with the characteristics of developing countries and the nature of economic policy. This is followed by a number of major policy issues. In each case we analyse the issues from a theoretical and empirical perspective and investigate how these issues may be addressed by combinations of macroeconomic policies (mainly monetary, fiscal and trade policies). Occasionally we explore the interface between macro- and microeconomic policies. The final subsection deals with four topical contemporary issues.

Course instructors: Estian Calitz

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18 February 2019
There was a slew of data releases last week, both on the domestic and international front. Domestic releases focused on real economic data for December 2018, all but completing the picture for 2018Q4 GDP. In financial markets, the rand lost further ground last week on the back of a strong US dollar and the return of load shedding. On the international...

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