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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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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