105.691 Advanced Macroeconomics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

The aim is to bring students closer to the research frontier in monetary and fiscal policy. To this end, students will present a research paper in class and discuss the paper in a short seminar thesis.

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • list key issues and questions that are central to monetary and fiscal policy;
  • critically assess the basic theoretical models in modern macroeconomics that try to explain the key empirical relationships;
  • set-up DSGE models to analyse the relationships between macroeconomic key variables;
  • apply the key methods used to solve DSGE models;
  • analyze DSGE models, e.g., compare their equilibrium predictions to the data;
  • assess monetary policy within DSGE models;
  • present arguments based on theory, logic and factual data to other people;
  • write a bachelor-thesis in macroeconomics.

Subject of course

  • Monetary policy
  • Fiscal policy
  • Monetary and fiscal policy interaction

Teaching methods

  • Guidelines to prepare the presentation and thesis;
  • Occasional workshop meetings to give feedback on drafts, open questions etc;
  • LaTeX template to practice scientific word processing;
  • Individual feedback upon demand.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Wed14:00 - 15:0013.10.2021 - 26.01.2022Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Wed17:00 - 18:0010.11.2021Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Advanced Macroeconomics - Single appointments
Wed13.10.202114:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Wed20.10.202114:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Wed27.10.202114:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Wed03.11.202114:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Wed10.11.202117:00 - 18:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Wed17.11.202114:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Wed24.11.202114:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Wed01.12.202114:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Wed15.12.202114:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Wed12.01.202214:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Wed19.01.202214:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691
Wed26.01.202214:00 - 15:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 105.691

Examination modalities

Presentation and seminar thesis.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
27.09.2021 09:00 04.10.2021 23:59 11.10.2021 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 203 Statistics and Mathematics in Economics
033 526 Business Informatics STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

  • 105.606 Macroeconomics for WM (VO)
  • 105.605 Microeconomics for WM (VO)
  • 105.690 Advanced Macroeconomics (VO)

Preceding courses

Continuative courses


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