Advanced Macroeconomics 3: Monetary Policy Models (ECOM-R319/DPE-9319)

August 12, 2019

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Method of completion: contact teaching (streaming will be only available to the FDPE students, for more infromation please contact Jenni Rytkonen, jenni.rytkonen [at] aalto.fi)

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Content:

The course starts with an introduction to business cycle facts and methods. Then we present the main theoretical concepts and methods for solving and calibrating linear stochastic dynamic general equilibrium (DSGE) models. Then we study why the monetary policy is neutral in classical, RBC-type macro models and explain a special case where it is not. The classical model is augmented with imperfect competition and price rigidities, leading to the canonical new Keynesian model. Next, various monetary policy rules are studied in this framework. We also study the zero lower bound restriction of nominal interest rates on monetary policy and the resulting extensions to the basic framework. This builds a bridge to study the interaction of fiscal and monetary policies. Discretion and commitment in monetary policy making is introduced. We also study the open economy dimension of monetary policy.