Feb 21, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
College Catalog 2023-2024

ECON 472 - Macroeconomic Modeling Capstone


You think you know macroeconomics until you open up an academic journal and discover that what’s on the page is nothing like what you learned in your intermediate-level macro. While the intuition learned there is useful, the tools of the trade are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. It’s like you need to learn a “secret handshake” before proceeding. The goal of this course is to teach you this secret handshake, as it provides a formal, hands-on exposition of modern macroeconomic theory using dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models. It offers a mix of theory and practice via three lecture hours and one lab hour per week.  This course counts as a Group E elective. It is a capstone course. Meets concurrently with ECON 471  . Prerequisite(s): ECON 371  and ECON 381 , with grades of C- or higher.  Alternate years. (4 Credits)