I will be teaching intermediate macroeconomics at undergraduate level and microeconomics at graduate level this semester. The macro class started today. Here is the plan for the semester:
Main texts: Romer's Advanced Macroeconomics (McGraw-Hill). I encourage students to review their Mankiw's Macroeconomics (Worth Publishers) and Dornbusch et al.'s Macroeconomics (McGraw-Hill). For those who still need clear, intuitive overview on the basic concepts, I suggest to have Moss' A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics (HBS Press). Finally, those who are interested in the current debates on modern macroeconomics, I recommend Snowdon and Vane's A Conversation with Leading Economists (Edward Elgar).
The class is divided into groups who will present their reading on the following topics: 0) Solow Growth Model, 1) Infinite-Horizon and Overlapping-Generations Models, 2) New Growth Theory, 3) Real Business Cycle Theory, 4) Keynesian Fluctuation Theories, 5) Micro Foundations of Incomplete Nominal Adjustment, 6) Consumption, 7) Investment, 8) Unemployment, 9) Inflation and Monetary Policy, and 10) Budget Deficits and Fiscal Policy. This structure borrows completely from Romer.
In due course we will discuss selected news and articles on the Indonesian macroeconomy.
For the students: I apologize in advance that I will have to use some Saturdays to make up for the lost Thursdays due to my fieldworks and the three national holidays. But let's enjoy the semester again, just like we did in the micro course last semester.