Syllabus

Business Cycle Analysis => "practitioners”

-Definition and measures of a business cycle

-Theories of business cycle fluctuations

-A look at data

Recent dynamics and problems of the world economy and of some specific areas

Hands-on in basic time series with GRETL

VAR and SVAR fro monetary policy

-Data and indicators available for analyzing and forecasting the short run behaviour of economic systems

Macro and Finance: Theory

Real Business Cycle models and Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium models: A Primer

-Theory

-Simulation (MATLAB/DYNARE)