ECON5040 MACROECONOMIC THEORY II
This course covers state-of-art core materials of modern macroeconomics including both theories and applications. It is the second course of a sequence of two courses on macroeconomic theory for M.Phil and PhD students. In the theory section, topics featured include: (1) Structural change and unified growth models, (2) Microfoundation of economic growth including misallocation, innovation and production network etc., and (3) Business cycle theories including Real Business Cycles and the New Keynesian frameworks. The application section of the course emphasizes the use of firm-level or aggregate data in the conduct of macroeconomic research using the above theories.