Introduction to Macroeconomics

Define Micro
Microeconomics is based around a single model (constrained optimisation) and explains a multitude of empirical explanations about the economy i.e. the consumer prefernces given a budget contraint or the firm problem given cost constraints etc
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Define Macro
Macro is characterised by a multitude of models which may conflict each other. Concerned with the economy at the aggregate level i.e. the overall economy, overall/total: gov spending, investment,emplyment, the aggregate equilibrium of all markets etc
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Where do you start with Macro?
Begin with observing and summarising the macro economy and then try to create and apply models around the empirical evidence
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What are the four key components of this module?
Business Cycle Facts, Static General Equilibrium Model, Dynamic General Equilibrium model and the Monetary Models of Business Cycles
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What is the difference between SGE and DGE?
SGE is a model based in a single time period whereas DGE concerns itself with today and the future
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What are monteray business cycle models used for?
They use money as a way of explaining business cycles
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