ECON50730 PhD Macroeconomics 2

Academic Year 2023/2024

The second PhD Macro course complements the first and covers a selection of current topics in macroeconomics research and policy analysis, as well as long-run growth.

The module has two parts. The first part covers growth theory. It presents classical models of exogenous and endogenous growth, as well as a broad empirical literature that tests some of the key predictions of the endogenous growth literature.

The second part covers a selection of current topics in short-run macroeconomics research and policy. It mainly focuses on empirical work that employs cross-sectional heterogeneity to study the effects of economic and financial shocks of interest to macroeconomists. This part covers topics at the intersection of macroeconomics, finance, monetary policy and banking.

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Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes of the module are (I) developing an understanding of mainstream tools and models used to conduct macroeconomic analysis and research (II) the ability to understand and critically evaluate recent advancements in macroeconomic research; (III) the ability to generate research ideas and conduct macroeconomic research.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures; problem sets; student presentations 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

No requirements

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: 2 hours final exam 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Project Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Midterm exam Throughout the Trimester n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

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Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 14:00 - 15:50