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Prof. Heer
WIW-4701


Macroeconomics (GBM only)

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Burkhard Heer
Type: Lecture
Exam: Written exam
ECTS: 5
Term: Summer
Level: Bachelor
Limitation: An application to attend is necessary.

Chapters 1 through 3 focus on the short run (1-2 years), which is characterized by fixed prices, and discuss the equilibrium in the goods and financial markets. As its main result, they derive the basic macroeconomic model used to study short-run movements in output, interest rates, and employment, the IS-LM model. Chapters 4 through 7 consider the medium run where prices are flexible (1-4 years). Chapter 4 studies the equilibrium in the labor market and introduces the notion of the natural rate of unemployment. Chapter 5 through 7 develop a model based on aggregate demand and aggregate supply, the AS-AD model, and show how this model can be used to understand movements in activity and movements in inflation, both in the short and medium run. Chapters 8 through 11 examine the long run (> 4 years). Chapter 8 describes the empirical facts of output growth across countries. Chapters 9 and 10 develop a model of growth and describe how capital accumulation and technological progress determine growth. Chapter 11 focuses on the determinants of technological progress.


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