Facultades y centros
This is a second optional course in macroeconomic theory. The other two courses are Advanced Macroeconomics I and Topics in Advanced Macroeconomics.
Competencias Generales del Título (CG)
Competencias específicas (CE)
This course studies computational approaches for solving dynamic economic models. It has three parts. It provides a background in computational techniques, describes numerical methods for solving dynamic economic models and shows applications from the recent literature that represent challenges to computational methods. First, we study models with a finite, large number of state variables (e.g., large scale models of international trade, new Keynesian economies) and show how to solve these models using Smolyak, ergodic-set and perturbation methods. Second, we analyze models with a continuum of state variables and show how to treat these models with Krusell-Smith and other methods. Third, we discuss applications of numerical methods to dynamic games including the models with time-inconsistency. Finally, we survey the recent development in software and hardware including GPUs, parallel computing and supercomputers. The programming languages are MATLAB, DYNARE and C.