Economics W4505
International Monetary Theory and Policy
Spring 2013
Department of Economics
Columbia University

Professor Martin Uribe
E-mail: martin.uribe@columbia.edu
Office Hours: Mondays 4-5pm, IAB 1109A

TA Pablo Ottonello
E-mail: po2171@columbia.edu
Office Hours:  Tuesdays 6-8pm, Lehman Library.

Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays 8:40am-9:55am, NWC 501.

Midterm Exam: Wednesday, March 13, in class.

Final Exam: Wednesday, May 15 from 9 to 12 (projected).

Course Description: Econ W4505 is a field course in International Macroeconomics. The course develops a theoretical framework for the analysis of the determinants of international capital movements, trade imbalances, and nominal and real exchange rates. The theoretical framework is then used as the basis for the discussion of policy issues such as the emergence of the U.S. as the largest foreign debtor, the developing country debt crisis of the 1980s and the current European debt crisis, exchange-rate-based inflation stabilization, currency unions, debt default, balance-of-payment crises, and the effect of the great recession of 2008 on the world economy.

Syllabus

Textbook

Slides For Textbook
Slides for Chapter 1

Homeworks
Problem Set 1 (due January 30 in class)
Problem Set 2 (due February 6 in class)
Problem Set 3 (due February 13 in class).
Problem Set 4 (due February 20 in class)
Problem Set 5 (due February 27 in class)
Problem Set 6 (due March 6 in class)
Problem Set 7 (due April 3 in class)
Problem Set 8 (due April 17 in class)
Problem Set 9 (due April 24 in class)
Problem Set 10 (due May 1 in class)