UT Dallas 2020 Graduate Catalog

ECON7318 - Applied Macroeconomics

ECON 7318 Applied Macroeconomics (3 semester credit hours) This is an advanced PhD-level course in macroeconomics. It focuses on developing and employing empirical techniques aimed at analysis of the structure of the economy from time-series data. The econometric models surveyed in this course are mainly motivated to evaluate and test macroeconomic and monetary theories. However, the structural econometric techniques surveyed in this course have wide applicability outside of macroeconomics. Topics include state space modeling and structural vector autoregression (SVAR) models. Methods for using dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) models will also be addressed. Prerequisite: ECON 7309 or ECON 7302 or instructor consent required. (3-0) T