I have just started teaching the standard Macroeconomics course for our Ph.D. Sequence. However, I will be teaching it using a historical and qualitative approach, that was abandoned in the post-Samuelson era. The course will be “inverted classroom” so readings, video lectures, and other exercises will be assigned outside of class, while discussions will take place in class. This would make it possible for outsiders to follow the course at a distance, since the materials would be available.
Advanced Macroeconomics II: Preliminaries to STUDY prior to the FIRST Class on Mon 10th Sep 2018 — Teacher: Dr. Asad Zaman, VC PIDE.
Introduction: All required materials and links are available from Google Website: Keynesian Macroeconomics (https://sites.google.com/site/az4macro). This course will be radically different from routine Macroeconomics courses being taught all over the world. It is our ambition to enable the student to understand real world economics like the impact of China on global trade, the petro-dollar, Causes and effects of the Global Financial Crisis, Why IMF promotes austerity even though it harms weak economies, Current BOP Crises in Turkey and Pakistan, and a whole host of related ongoing economic issues. As opposed to this, conventional courses will teach students models and mathematics which have no bearing on reality, and which often teach the wrong lessons about how to understand and manage the economy. As a simple…
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