Economics 314

Macroeconomic Theory
Spring 2017
Jeffrey Parker, Reed College
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 Projects and Problems

Papers of the week

  • January 27: Mankiw, N. Gregory, David Romer, and David N. Weil. 1992. A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth. Quarterly Journal of Economics 107 (2):407-37.
  • February 3: Barro, Robert J., and Xavier Sala-i-Martin. 1992. Convergence. Journal of Political Economy 100 (2):223-51.
  • February 10: Abramovitz, Moses. 1986. Catching Up, Forging Ahead, and Falling BehindJournal of Economic History 46 (2):385-406.
  • February 17: Barro, Robert J. 1987. Government Spending, Interest Rates, Prices, and Budget Deficits in the United Kingdom, 1701-1918. Journal of Monetary Economics 20 (2):221-47.
  • March 3: Hamilton, James D. 2011. Historical Oil Shocks. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research. NBER Working Papers, No. 16790.
  • March 10: Keynes, John Maynard. 1936. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money. Chapters 8 through 10.
  • March 24: Phillips, A. W. 1958. The Relation Between Unemployment and the Rate of Change of Money Wage Rates in the United Kingdom, 1862-1957. Economica 25 (100):283-99.
  • March 31: Friedman, Milton. 1968. The Role of Monetary Policy. American Economic Review 58 (1):1-17.
  • April 7: Ball, Laurence. 1994. What Determines the Sacrifice Ratio? In Monetary Policy, edited by N. Gregory Mankiw, 155-82. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press.
  • April 14: Sargent, Thomas J. 1982. The Ends of Four Big Inflations. In Inflation: Causes and Effects, edited by Robert E. Hall. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • April 21: Shapiro, Matthew D. 1993. Cyclical Productivity and the Workweek of Capital.  American Economic Review 83 (2):229-33.
  • April 28: Akerlof, George A. 2007. The Missing Motivation in Macroeconomics. American Economic Review 97 (1):5-36.