Macroeconomic Theory I OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Graduate Study Class by MIT on Economic Growth Theory

Published Jan 31, 2009

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'Macroeconomic Theory I' is the first of this series of four free OpenCourseWare offerings from MIT and deals with initial and sustained economic growth and the effects of a variety of factors on this phenomenon. Business professionals, economists and graduate-level students interested in national economics and economic behavior should consider taking this course. Prior macroeconomic coursework is recommended for students considering this free online course.

Macroeconomic Theory I: Course Specifics

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Macroeconomic Theory I: Course Description

In the 'Macroeconomic Theory I' OpenCourseWare, various models are used to help explain economic growth and development under a variety of market structures. Endogenous growth models and financial and economic development, as well as the effects of international trade and banking institutions on economic growth are also explored. Students will use both classical and neoclassical economic models to analyze macroeconomic trends and theories. This is the first in a four-part series of courses focusing on macroeconomic theory. Professor George-Marios Angeletos of MIT's Economics Department teaches this lecture-based course. The suggested texts for this course are Introduction to Modern Economic Growth and Economic Growth.

There is a very extensive recommended readings list, most of these readings are from books that must be purchased or technical papers available from professional journals. Lecture notes, homework assignments, exams and software tools are available for free online. If you're interested in taking this free OpenCourseWare, visit the macroeconomic theory course page.

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