Course Detail

Applied Macroeconomics: Micro Data for Macro Models (33942)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Hsieh, Chang-Tai Hurst, Erik
  • Content
    This course considers the use of data on households, workers and producers in research on consumption behavior, labor market fluctuations, business dynamics and other areas of macroeconomics. A key goal is to help students develop the ability to identify interesting research questions and devise promising research strategies. Topics include life cycle consumption behavior, home production and time use, housing market dynamics, wage rigidities and their consequences, unemployment fluctuations, employer behavior on the hiring margin, entrepreneurship, and business productivity dynamics. Lectures treat a mix of important, well-established research contributions and new, often rough, papers that seek to advance the frontier. Homework assignments aim to build proficiency in the use of micro data to address macroeconomic issues, expose students to a variety of useful data sources, and give them first-hand experience in identifying and evaluating research questions and strategies.
  • Prerequisites
    PhD Students only. BUSN 33942=ECON 38001.
    • PhD - students only

  • Materials
    See syllabus posted to the instructors’ websites by September 2.
  • Grades
    No pass/fail grades. No provisional grades.
    • No pass/fail grades

  • Syllabus
  • Autumn 2022Section: 33942-50F 8:30AM-11:30AMHarper Center3B - Seminar RoomIn-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: June 8 2022