Research Seminar I: Macroeconomics

lecon2161  2017-2018  Louvain-la-Neuve

Research Seminar I: Macroeconomics
5 credits
30.0 h
Baudin Thomas; De la Croix David;
Main themes
A few topics (around three), in continuation of the macroeconomic courses, will be selected at the beginning of the course. The first lectures will consist in ex-catedra expositions by the professor(s) to introduce to the topics, with the associated advanced literature,key issues and open questions and recommended readings. These lec-tures will be followed by students' seminars. These seminars will consist of reading reports of one of two re-lated seminal contributions, plus a discussion and eventually an extension proposal.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The seminar aims at bringing students to the frontiers of research in a particular field, and to train them in defin-ing and conducting a research topic. The focus is on using tools to answer a research questions and to read "be-tween the lines" some of the main contributions to the topics considered.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The papers assigned to the students generally include theoretical models and ideally empirical assessments. The students should be in principle ready to deal with both.
Other information
Prerequisite : Advanced Macro I Evaluation : Based on presentation and discussion of existing papers. Course materials : List of recommended readings
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Economics: Econometrics

Master [120] in Economics: General