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Teaching

(under construction)

In the last 10 years, I have taught a variety of modules and topics. In this page I share the material I have created for these modules.

Macroeconomics 1 (Warwick)

Year 1 core module for single honours in economics. The module assumes some basic knowledge of Maths (from A-levels), as this is a requirement at Warwick.

This content refers to the second part of the module, after students have done a full term of Macroeconomics in which they cover some basic concepts, up to how to derive the IS curve. This content can be adapted to be taught in Year 2, depending on students’ background knowledge (e.g., students without A-levels in Maths), and for joint degree courses.

(I am currently teaching this module, and I may not make all material available, but if you are an instructor and would like to see my material, feel free to contact me and happy to chat).


Economics of Money and Banking (Warwick)

This is an optional module for Year 2 students in economics. The module requires students to have done a Year 1 macroeconomics module, and have a good understanding of the 3-equation model.

In this module, I covered 5 topics (out of 7 covered in the module):

  1. Money: What is Money? How is this created? Why it matters?
    slides notes
  2. The financial system: How does it work? How does it affect the economy? types of financial markets, financial assets
    slides notes
  3. Central banks: How central banks work? how do they make decisions?
    slides notes
  4. Monetary Policy: how changes in interest rates affect the economy? what happens when interest rates are near 0%? what was wrong with the banks and the system in 2008? unconventional monetary policy: quantitative easing, negative interest rates
    slides notes
  5. Commercial banks: how do commercial banks work? how their decisions affect the economy? effects on aggregate demand and output.
    slides notes

The other two topics are Investment banks and Monetary Policy after 2008 (covered by another lecturer).

Extra teaching material:

In addition to lecture slides and notes, you can have a look at the three problem sets I set up for this module (with some sketched answers, but the questions are mostly to foster in-class conversations, and there are many ways to answer these questions). See also some assessment questions.

There were some changes in the assessment methods for this module, and I am working on a research on how these changes affected mark differentials across different group demographics (WP coming up soon).
The main assessment used was a group project to be submitted at the end of the term, and a final assessment at the end of the year. In the link, you find a document with the various topics I set up for the group projects, and some exam-questions, I wrote for this module.

N.B.:
I taught this module until 2021/22, and last time I updated the material was in September 2021.
I taught a version of this module as part of the Warwick Economics Summer School. Slides are available here.