5230 Advanced Macroeconomics
Univ.Prof. Dr.Dr. Ingrid Kubin
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/16/23 to 03/07/23
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 03/16/23 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM D3.0.222
Thursday 03/23/23 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM D3.0.222
Thursday 03/30/23 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM EA.6.032
Thursday 04/13/23 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.4.02
Thursday 04/20/23 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.5.02
Thursday 04/27/23 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.5.02
Thursday 05/04/23 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.5.02
Thursday 05/11/23 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.5.02
Thursday 05/25/23 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.4.01
Thursday 06/01/23 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.5.02
Thursday 06/15/23 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.5.02
Thursday 06/22/23 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM TC.5.02
Introduction to central approaches to growth theory (neoclassical -Solow; endogenous growth theory - Romer)
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.


Attendance requirements

Active participation is essential for this course; therefore attendance is mandatory, you may miss two meetings.

Teaching/learning method(s)

The course is composed by 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 resp meeting), complemented by three group assignments (homework). In this group assignments, students revise the basics in economics, solve sample exam questions and collect data for a country study. This part ends with a written exam.

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


Exam: max 60 points

Group assignments: max 18 points

Term paper (presentation + written paper):  max 22 points

a positive grade requires: 

  • in total more than 50 points
  • more than 24 points on the written exam 
  • more than 8 points on the group assignments 
  • more than 8 points on term paper 

Prerequisites for participation and waiting lists

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.


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Recommended previous knowledge and skills

Solid background in theoretical concepts of "Grundlagen VW", applied microeconomics and international macroeconomics.

Availability of lecturer(s)

after the regular course meetings

or by appointment (please send me an E-Mail:

Last edited: 2022-11-29