Macro Perspectives

My Perspective on Macroeconomics workshop is split into two presentations:

  • Macro Trends: what’s going on? – this provides an overview of the global economy and a discussion of current critical uncertainties.
  • Macro Models: from DICE to doughnuts – this integrates ecological concerns wirth standard economics, providing an overview of how macroeconomists model the economy and how those methods and models relate to climate issues.

To keep up to date with my thoughts on economic issues either follow me on Twitter or see Kaleidic Economics.

You can find the latest global growth forecasts from the institutions mentioned in the lecture here:

And here are the scorecards on social progress mentioned:

Here’s a short quiz to test your knowledge about the sessions:

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This is a good explanation of current Fed policy:

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Here is a fascinating video (in French) on the limits to growth and the World 3 model

Here is Tyler Cowen on growth being a moral imperative:

Here is more on the doughnut model:

Some spinning donuts (see! it is meant to be measured!):

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