1605 Advanced Macroeconomics
Gregor Zens, MSc (WU)
  • LV-Typ
  • Semesterstunden
  • Unterrichtssprache
17.09.2020 bis 20.09.2020
Anmeldung über LPIS
Hinweise zur LV
Planpunkt(e) Bachelor
Wochentag Datum Uhrzeit Raum
Mittwoch 07.10.2020 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 14.10.2020 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 21.10.2020 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 28.10.2020 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 04.11.2020 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 11.11.2020 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 18.11.2020 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 25.11.2020 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 02.12.2020 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 09.12.2020 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 16.12.2020 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 23.12.2020 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 13.01.2021 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 20.01.2021 12:30 - 14:30 Online-Einheit
Mittwoch 27.01.2021 12:45 - 14:45 Online-Einheit

Ablauf der LV bei eingeschränktem Campusbetrieb

Depending on the size of the group, we may switch to full distance mode or rotation mode (i.e.  the attendance time of the course is divided between two or more student groups so that the lecturer holds all units, but changing student groups are present in the classroom).

Inhalte der LV

Introduction to central approaches of growth theory (Solow model, endogenous growth theory).

Lernergebnisse (Learning Outcomes)

After taking the course students will be able to understand the basics of theoretical approaches to economic growth (neoclassical growth theory and endogenous growth theory) and apply them in context.


Regelung zur Anwesenheit

You may miss up to two meetings.


The course has two parts.

The first part is a set of lectures (approximately 9 units; supported by a set of slides available in the learning center a couple of days before the meetings), complemented by a group assignment (homework). In this group assignment, students solve sample exam questions, further develop some theoretical arguments and have the chance to work empirically. This part ends with an exam.

In the second part (approximately 3 units) students prepare and present a term paper in groups.

Leistung(en) für eine Beurteilung

Exam: 60 points
Assignment: 20 points
Presentation: 20 points

A positive grade requires a minimum of 30 points on the exam and a minimum of 50 points overall.


1 Autor/in: Jones

Introduction to Economic growth

Introduction to Economic Growth (Second Edition)

Auflage: 2nd or 3rd edition (1st is also fine)
Prüfungsstoff: Ja
Diplomprüfungsstoff: Nein
Empfehlung: Stark empfohlen (aber nicht absolute Kaufnotwendigkeit)
Art: Buch
2 Autor/in: Weil

Economic Growth


Prüfungsstoff: Nein
Diplomprüfungsstoff: Nein
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
Art: Buch
3 Autor/in: Blanchard
Titel: Macroeconomics

Prüfungsstoff: Nein
Diplomprüfungsstoff: Nein
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
Art: Buch
4 Autor/in: Barro and Sala-i-Martin
Titel: Economic growth

Prüfungsstoff: Nein
Diplomprüfungsstoff: Nein
Empfehlung: Referenzliteratur
Art: Buch

Teilnahmevoraussetzung(en) und Vergabe von Wartelistenplätzen

After the registration period, students from the waiting list, who don't yet have a valid registration, will be assigned to available places in the specific courses. This allotment is not based on a first-come first-served principle. Rather, progress in the studies will be the decisive criterion.

Empfohlene inhaltliche Vorkenntnisse

Solid background in theoretical concepts of "Grundlagen VW" (that is, economics 101), applied microeconomics and international macroeconomics.

Erreichbarkeit des/der Vortragenden

After our meetings or or by appointment (contact me via

Zuletzt bearbeitet: 20.07.2020