Macroeconomics – International MBA


Course textbook:

Lecture handouts:


Day 1: Macro policy decisions

Pre class readings:

  • Case: “The Euro in Crisis: Decision Time at the European Central Bank” Harvard Business School case no. 9-711-049

Before class you should watch this video:

And pass this quiz:

During class we will look at:

  • Monetary policy
  • Fiscal policy

After class you should watch this video:

And pass this quiz:

Day 2: Countries in crisis

Pre class readings:

  • “Josko Joras (A)”, December 2012
    • Instructions: Complete exercises 1,2, and 3
  • “Currency Crises” Harvard Business School case no. 9-799-088 (£)
    • Discussion question: Which countries are on the verge of a currency crisis?
  • “Rovna Dan: The Flat Tax in Slovakia”, Harvard Business School case no. 9-707-043, March 2010 (£)
  • Blustein, Paul “And the Money Kept Rolling In” Public Affairs, 2005 (pp.39-60) (£)
    • Discussion question: As of July 1998 should the IMF suspend their program in Argentina, or continue their support?

Day 3: Applications

 

Note:

Cases marked with a pound sign (£) are either available via Blackboard or through the library.

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