IMBA    Fall   2012

This is the Second Global Economics segment of the International MBA course. In this segment, we present the basic theory of International Macroeconomics.

It begins on July 2, 2012 and we have another class on July 6, 2012.

Then, we begin again in on October 3, 2012 and end with the Exam on Oct 29, 2012.

The required reading for this course is a book that I have written, plus a couple of outside readings. All of it is free and is available here for download.

The Syllabus for the course is available. Please read it carefully for the information about reading, attendance, and my no-laptop policy. See the Washington Post article and the article from the The Chronicle for some reasons for this policy. Also, check out the handwriting article in the WSJ.

The Macroeconomics Book is in PDF format. It will be available before July 1.

Here is an appendix that explains growth rates in detail, in both discrete time and continuous time.


Homework will be due on October 16. It will be posted here at least a week before it is due.


The Quiz will be given on October 22. The answer will be posted afterwards.

Daily quizzes:

There will be a group quiz every day. It will take place the last five minutes of each class.

Readings and Other Help:

Here are the extra readings that we may get to toward the end of the segment.

Here is a link to Nobel-winner Robert Mundell's article on fixed exchange rates.

Here is a link to John Cochrane's piece on global monetary coordination through the G-20

Here are Five Equations that will help you study for the final.





Economics 713

Global Economics