Intermediate Macroeconomics
2022 Fall


General Information

  • Course Number: ECON2403
  • Lectures: Tuesday (all weeks): 1-3 (Zhong Yuan 111), 11-13 (Shang Yuan 515)
  • Office Hour: Tuesday 14:00pm-16:30am or by appointment
  • Office: Antai #1706, Xuhui Campus
  • Phone: 021-52301191
  • My email: jhqian At

Econ 2403 is an intermediate-level course in macroeconomics. The major pillars of this course are classical theory (economy in the long run), neoclassical growth theory (economy in the very long run), business cycle theory (economy in the short run), and macroeconomic policies. Intuition, technical ability, and empirical knowledge and skills are equally emphasized.

Although not required, students are encouraged to learn the materials in a bilingual manner.


Principles of economics, calculus


  1. 导言, Introduction (Notes: macro01)
  2. 宏观数据, Macroeconomic data (Notes: macro02)
  3. 古典理论, Classical theory (Notes: macro03)
  4. 经济增长, Economic growth (Notes: macro04)
  5. (Solow1.xlsx)
  6. 经济波动, Economic fluctuation (Notes: macro05)
  7. (dynamic_adas.xlsx, simple_adas.xlsx)
  8. 平准政策, Stabilization policies (Notes: macro06)

Home Works

hw0 (math tools) hw1 hw2 hw3 hw4 hw5 hw6 hw7 (data: pwt10.xlsx) hw8 hw9



  • Akerlof, G.A., 2002, Behavioral Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Behavior. The American Economic Review 92 (3): 411–433.
  • Hayek, F. A., 1945, The Use of Knowledge in Society. The American Economic Review, 35(4), 519–530.
  • Radford, R.A., 1945, The Economic Organisation of a P.O.W. Camp. Economica, 12 (48), 189–201.


  • Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2015, Measuring the Economy: A Primer on GDP and the National Income and Product Accounts. Available online at measuring-the-economy.
  • Landefeld, J. Steven, Eugene P. Seskin, and Barbara M. Fraumeni, 2008, Taking the Pulse of the Economy: Measuring GDP. Journal of Economic Perspectives 22(2), 193-216.


  • Fisher, Irving, 1930, The Theory of Interest (as Determined by Impatience to Spend Income and Opportunity to Invest It). New York: The Macmil- lan Company. Available online at theory-interest-6255.
  • Dornbusch, Rudiger, 1976, Expectations and Exchange Rate Dynamics, Journal of Political Economy , Dec., 84 (6), 1161-1176.
  • Michael McLeay, Amar Radia and Ryland Thomas, Bank of England, 2014, Money creation in the modern economy, Quarterly Bulletin 2014 Q1.


  • Lewis, Arthur W., 1954, Economic Development with Unlimited Supplies of Labour, The Manchester School, 22 (2), 139-191.
  • Solow, R., 1957, Technical Change and the Aggregate Production Function, Review of Economics and Statistics, 39 (3), 312-320.
  • Romer, Paul M., 1994, The Origins of Endogenous Growth, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 8 (1), 3-22.


Problem sets (30%), final exam (70%).


  • 宏观经济学(第九版),Gregory N. Mankiw,中国人民大学出版社。
  • Macroeconomics (9 ed.), Gregory N. Mankiw, Worth Publishers.
  • My lecture notes.