Teaching

Links and advice for Grad Students in Macro/Finance at BU

The lecture notes and problems below may have typos or thinkos. Use at your own risk!

CURRENT TEACHING: 2011-2012

Spring 2012

Econ 502: Macroeconomics, Master. Syllabus.

Econ 445: Economics of Risk and Finance. Syllabus.

Fall 2011

Econ 745: Asset Pricing and Macroeconomics. Syllabus.

Econ 741: Topics in Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics. Syllabus.

TEACHING: 2010-2011

Spring 2011

Econ 502: Macroeconomics, Master. Syllabus. Lecture Notes. Problem Sets.

Econ 445: Economics of Risk and Finance. Syllabus. Lecture Notes. Problem Sets.

Fall 2010

Econ 745: Asset Pricing and Macroeconomics. Syllabus. Class presentations. Lecture Notes. Problem sets.

PREVIOUS CLASSES AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Econ 445: Spring 2008, Spring 2010. Economics of Risk and Finance. 2008 Syllabus. 2010 Syllabus.

Econ 745: Spring 2010 version. Asset Pricing and Macroeconomics. Syllabus. Lecture Notes. Problem sets and Exam. Class presentations.

Econ 741, Fall 2007 version. Second-year Graduate Macroeconomics. Syllabus.

Econ 741, Fall 2006 version. Syllabus. Material posted here (Asset Pricing and Business Cycles).

Econ 741, Fall 2005 version. Syllabus. Class Notes (Firms, workers and jobs in macroeconomics).

Econ 704, Spring 2006, Spring 2007: Syllabus. Class Notes. Problem Sets. (Consumption and savings with uncertainty and asset pricing.)

Econ 202, Fall 2005, Fall 2006: Undergraduate Macroeconomics: Syllabus.

TEACHING OUTSIDE BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Spring 2009 Wharton School, U of Pennsylvania: Finance 101. Macroeconomics. Syllabus.

June 2009 Toulouse Syllabus Slides: Lecture 0 Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Gourio and Miao slides Gourio slides Lecture 3

SOME OTHER NOTES

Notes on Recursive (Epstein-Zin) utility

Notes on Discrete-time Markov Processes

A toy version of the putty-clay model

Basic micro notes:

elasticities, short-run vs. long-run demand, two-sector model, compensating differentials and sorting.