Detailed notes from eight lectures of an undergraduate course are downloadable separately as PDFs. The topics from this Spring 2013 course include Solow and the Neoclassical growth model, endogenous growth, and financial crises. All materials are available as PDF files, with links to the course website that provides accompanying materials.
Online Text and Notes in Intermediate Macroeconomics
Dating from 2015, this is a 15-chapter textbook intended for a one-semester course in macroeconomic theory.
"It examines the Canadian economy as an economic system, and embeds current Canadian institutions and approaches to monetary policy and fiscal policy within that system. The text observes short-run macroeconomic performance, analysis, and policy motivated by the recessions of the early 1980s and 1990s, the financial crisis and recession of 2008-2009, and the prolonged recovery in most industrial countries. A traditional Aggregate Demand and Supply (AD-AS) model is introduced, and a basic modern AD-AS model is developed."
Handouts from all 26 sessions of a spring 2003 course are archived here. The stated goal of the course is, "to introduce you to the role of government in markets where competitive equilibria 'fail.' ... We will examine the behavior of individual markets in some detail, focusing on cost analysis, the determinants of market demand, investment behavior, market power, and the implications of government regulatory behavior." It was taught by Michael Pollitt of MIT.
This course webpage supports a course on intermediate macroeconomics as taught by G. Vernasca and K. Burdett at the University of Essex in 2009/10, based on Mankiw's Macroeconomics (2006), 6th ed.. It includes a course outline, lecture notes, assignments and problem sets with solutions.
The Transformation of macroeconomic policy and research is Prescott's 2004 Nobel Prize lecture. It sets out the method and significance of micro-founded, forward-looking, dynamic-equilibrium models as originated by Kydland, Prescott, Lucas and others, and widely adopted as cheap computing power becomes available. Assess the impact on use of macro models for policymaking, with particular attention to time consistency and credible commitment. It is complemented by the shorter, more empirical 'Quantitative Aggregate Theory' by co-laureate Finn Kydland, available from the same site. Both in video as well as text form.
The Nobel Foundation makes available a great deal of material on each of the Economics prize winners, including video of each Prize Lecture since Robert Mundell in 1999. As well as a lay introduction to each prize winner's research, there are "Advanced information" links giving a more technical explanation. This link is to the Economics Network's quick index of lecture videos and related materials on the site. Each video is a full lecture (usually between 40 and 60 minutes) with good audio and video quality, and pitched at a non-technical audience. Transcripts of each lecture are available.
This site uses the EconModel software (requiring an individual subscription or site licence) to present interactive models along with brief notes, graphs and some printable worksheets. The main content of the site is in three sections: "Classical Models - The Role of Aggregate Supply", "Keynesian Models - The Role of Aggregate Demand" and a historical section. Preview movies show how to use the interactive features of the software.
Industrial organization: a strategic approach is an online version of a text book written by Canadian economists Jeffrey Church and Roger Ware, in 2000. This intermediate level text on industrial economics covers, monopolies, oligopoly pricing, strategic behaviour, issues in antitrust economics and issues in regulatory economics. It is available as a single PDF download of over 1000 pages.
Intermediate Macro theory is the course page for this ECON101 course taught by Paul Bergin of UC Davis in Fall 2007. It includes slide presentations, with short notes, full lecture notes, homework assignments and exam papers. It covers introductory definitions and main topics in macroeconomics including national income determination, inflation, fiscal and monetary policy. The course is based around Mankiw's Economics - 6th edition.
Carlin and Soskice have developed "a version of the 3-equation model that can be taught to undergraduate students and can be deployed to analyze a broad range of policy issues, including the recent credit/banking crisis and the oil and commodities price shock. It can be taught using diagrams and minimal algebra" in this 26 page paper from UCL. It also includes an appendix on the central bank’s loss function: graphical representation and references for further reading.
Presents a new, causal representation of macroeconomic models as graphs which enable explanation, interpretation and analysis. The method is explained and illustrated with examples of static and dynamic models. There are freely downloadable chapters from the book "Macroeconomic Models in a Causal Framework" by Geoffrey J. Wyatt, En Exempla Books, Edinburgh 2005 (ISBN 0954620216) and a freely accessible Java program for flowgraph modelling in a web-page.
PDF transcript of a inauguration speech given in 2012, illustrated with cartoons and graphs. Kocken calls for an understanding of risk based on Minsky's Financial Instability Hypothesis, informed by psychological research on cognitive biases. The file has been taken offline, so this link goes to the Web Archive's copy.
This support site for a 2003/4 course has detailed lecture notes and some problem sets. Topics include "The Solow Model," "The Overlapping Generations Model" and "New Keynesian Macroeconomics". All links are to PDF files. This link is to Archive.org's copy of the site.
This set of eleven slide shows makes heavy use of animation and algebra to illustrate core topics in intermediate macroeconomics. They have been produced as part of an Economics Network mini-project, which has polished the presentation to a high standard. There are explanatory text callouts throughout, enabling the files to be used as self-contained learning objects for student revision. The Solow Growth Model is dealt with at length, with three separate animated shows covering different variations of the model. Each slide show is available as dark-on-white or as light-on-black.
A collection of English essays by Brazil's former Minister of Strategic Affairs, of verying lengths, including a couple of responses to the 2008 crash: "Crisis, Slump, Superstition and Recovery: Thinking and Acting Beyond Vulgar Keynesianism" and "Using the Crisis to Remake the Market".