Winter 2015 Readings

This is a master list, and also a resource if one of the links in the syllabus is broken. I will gradually fill out this list as the term progresses.


Ashraf, Quamrul H., Weil, David N. and Wilde, Joshua (2013). “The Effect of Fertility Reduction on Economic Growth.” Population and Development Review 39:1, 97-130.
Bernanke, Ben S. (2004). “The Great Moderation.” Federal Reserve Board web site. Remarks, Eastern Economic Association, February 20.
Bernhofen, Daniel M., El-Sahli, Zouheir and Kneller, Richard (2013). “Estimating the Effects of the Container Revolution on World Trade.” Lund University School of Economics and Management. February, Working Paper 2013:4.
Blanchard, Olivier, Dell’Ariccia, Giovanni and Mauro, Paolo (2013). “Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy II: Getting Granular.” IMF. Staff Discussion Notes No. 13/3.
Cecchetti, Stephen G., Flores-Lagunes, Alfonso and Krause, Stefan (2006). “Assessing the Sources of Changes in the Volatility of Real Growth.” NBER. January, Working Paper No. 11946.
Cochrane, John H. (2011). “How Did Paul Krugman Get It So Wrong?” aei Economic Affairs, June, pp. 36-40.
Coppola, Frances (2014). “How to Confuse with (Mathematical) Models.” Pieria (blog). January 2.
Dell’Ariccia, Giovanni, Blanchard, Olivier and Mauro, Paolo (2010). “Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy.” IMF, Staff Position Note No. 2010/3.
De Vroey, Michel and Malgrange, Pierre (2011). The History of Macroeconomics from Keynes’s General Theory to the Present. Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES). April, Working Paper 2011-028.
De Vroey, Michel (2010). Microfoundations: a decisive dividing line between Keynesian and new classical macroeconomics? : Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES). April, Working Paper 2010-030.
Dupont, Julien, Guellec, Dominique and Martins, Joaquim Oliveira (2011). “OECD Productivity Growth in the 2000s: A Descriptive Analysis of the Impact of Sectoral Effects and Innovation.” OECD Journal: Economic Studies, 2011(1), pp. 7-29.
Fair, Ray C. (2009). “Has Macro Progressed?” Yale School of Management International Center of Finance. Working Paper No. 09-21. Later published in 2009 Journal of Macroeconomics, 34(1), pp. 2-10.
Fernandez-Villaverde, Jesus (2008). “Horizons of Understanding: A Review of Ray Fair’’s Estimating How the Macroeconomy Works.” Journal of Economic Literature, 46(3), pp. 685-703.
Friedman, Milton (1968). “Presidential Address: The Role of Monetary Policy.” American Economic Review, 58(1), pp. 1-17.
— (1976). “Inflation and Unemployment.” Nobel Memorial Lecture. December 13.
Gali, Jordi and Gambetti, Luca (2008). “On the Sources of the Great Moderation.” National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 14171.
Kalemli-Ozcan, Sebnem and Weil, David (2010). “Mortality Change, the Uncertainty Effect, and Retirement.” Journal of Economic Growth 15:1, 65-91.
Krugman, Paul (1991). “Increasing Returns and Economic Geography.” Journal of Political Economy, 99(3), pp. 483-499.
— (1998). “What’s New About the New Economic Geography?” Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 14(2), pp. 7-17.
— (2009). “How Did Economists Get It So Wrong?” New York Times Magazine, September 2, pp. 36f.
— (2011). “The New Economic Geography, Now Middle-aged.” Regional Studies, 45(1), pp. 1-7.
Laidler, David (2013). Three Revolutions in Macroeconomics: Their Nature and Influence. University of Western Ontario. July, EPRI Working Papers Series #2013-4.
— (2012). Milton Friedman’s Contributions to Macroeconomics and Their Influence. London, Ontario: Social Science Center, University of Western Ontario. December, Research Report # 2012-2.
— (2007). Milton Friedman – A Brief Obituary. University of Western Ontario. January, Research Report #2007-1.
— (2005). Milton Friedman and the Evolution of Macroeconomics. London, Ontario: Social Science Center, University of Western Ontario. December, #2005-11.
Lee, Ronald (2012). “Intergenerational Transfers, the Biological Life Cycle, and Human Society.” Population and Development Review 38(Supplement), 23-35.
Mankiw, N. Gregory (2006). “The Macroeconomist as Scientist and Engineer.” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 20(4), pp. 29-46.
Mason, Andrew (2013). “National Transfer Accounts and the Demographic Dividend: An Overview.” Presentation at the World Bank Meeting on the Demographic Dividend, July 23. Available from the National Transfer Accounts project.
Solow, Robert M. (1957). “Technical Change and the Aggregate Production Function.” The Review of Economics and Statistics, 39(3), pp. 312-320.
— (1956). “A Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth.” The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 70(1), pp. 65-74.
Summers, Peter M. (2005). “What Caused the Great Moderation? Some Cross-Country Evidence.” Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Review, Q3, 5-32.
Willis, Robert J. “The Direction of Intergenerational Transfers and Demographic Transition: Findings from Lee & Mason.” Presentation, Population Association of America 2013, “Authors Meet Critics” session. Available from the National Transfer Accounts project.