descirption

Macroeconomic Theory I-III form the three core macroeconomic courses that all first year Ph.D students must complete to advance in the Economics graduate program at UCSB. The first of the three courses consists of an introduction to modern macroeconomic theory. It introduces students to the study of economic growth and dynamic optimization. Topics include the Solow growth model, the Neo-Classical growth model, and basic Overlapping Generations models. The second course in the sequence emphasizes dynamic programming and introduces students to Arrow-Debreu equilibria, Sequences of Markets equilibria, Recursive Competitive equilibria, and Real Business Cycle models. The First and Second Welfare theorems are also covered. The third course completes the sequence and emphasizes frictional markets. Incomplete markets, private/asymmetric information, and search and matching are all covered extensively. As a TA for Econ 204, I am responsible for teaching one hour-long section each week, writing and grading problem sets, and grading exams.


section material

Econ 204A

For syllabus, see Professor Bohn's webpage (here).


Office Hours
     
 Wednesday -- 11:30AM-1:30PM -- NH 2037
Section Material
     Week 1 -- No Section
     Week 2 -- Slides
     Week 3 -- Problems -- Solutions
     Week 4 -- Slides -- Killing Diminishing Returns
     Week 5 -- Midterm Solutions
     Week 6 -- Slides
     Week 7 -- Slides
     Week 8 -- Problems -- Solutions
     Week 9 --  Solutions
     Week 10 -- Final Review Q & A (canceled due to fires)
Problem Set Solutions
     Problem Set 1
     Problem Set 2
     Problem Set 3
     Problem Set 4
     Problem Set 5
     Problem Set 6
     Problem Set 7
     Problem Set 8
Exams
     
Midterm 1 -- October 26, 2017 -- 2:00PM-3:15PM -- Solutions
     Final -- December 12, 2017 -- 4:00PM-7:00PM -- Solutions


Econ 204B

For syllabus, please see Gauchospace (here).

Office Hours
     
Tuesday -- 9:00AM-11:00AM -- NH 2037
Section Material
    
Week 1 -- Canceled due to fires
     Week 2-- Slides
     Week 3 -- Slides
     Week 4 -- Slides -- Optimization and Interpolation Code
     Week 5 -- Notes
     Week 6 -- Notes
     Week 7 -- Midterm
     Week 8 -- Notes
     Week 9 -- Notes
     Week 10 -- Notes
Problem Sets
     
Problem Set 1 -- Solutions -- Code
     Problem Set 2 -- Solutions -- Code: Main File, Functions
     Problem Set 3 -- Solutions -- Code: Main File, Functions
     Practice Problems
Exams
     Midterm 1 -- February 16, 2018 -- Solutions
     Final -- March 19, 2018 -- Solutions


Econ 204c

Office Hours
     Wednesday -- 8:30AM-10:00AM -- NH 2037
Section Material
     Week 1 -- Notes
     Week 2 -- Notes
     Week 3 -- Notes
     Week 4 -- Practice Prelim Question (not available electronically)
     Week 5 -- Midterm
     Week 6 -- Practice Prelim Question (not available electronically)
     Week 7 -- Practice Prelim Question (not available electronically)
     Week 8 -- Slides
     Week 9 -- Practice Prelim Question (not available electronically)
     Week 10 -- Practice Prelim Question (not available electronically)
Problem Sets
     Problem Set 1 -- Data -- Solutions -- Code: Main File, Functions
     Problem Set 2 -- Solutions -- Code: Main File, Functions
     Problem Set 3 -- Solutions
     Problem Set 4 -- Solutions -- Code
     Problem Set 5 -- Solutions 
     Problem Set 6 -- Solutions -- Code
Exams
     
Midterm -- Week 5 -- Solutions
     Final -- Solutions