An Introduction to Computational Macroeconomics

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Vernon Art and Science Incorporated, Feb 11, 2020 - 320 pages
This book presents an introduction to computational macroeconomics, using a new approach to the study of dynamic macroeconomic models. For this we will solve a great variety of models in discrete time numerically, using as a computer tool a spreadsheet; in particular, Microsoft Excel. The solved models include both dynamic macroeconomic models with rational, non-micro-founded expectations and microfounded models, constituting an approach that facilitates the learning and use of dynamic general equilibrium models, which have become the primary tool for macroeconomic analysis nowadays. Spreadsheets are widely known and relatively easy to use, which means that the computer skills needed to work with dynamic general equilibrium models are affordable for undergraduate students.

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Anelí Bongers is an Interim Substitute Professor in the Department of Theory and Economic History of the University of Málaga (Spain). PhD in Economics from the University of Malaga, her fields of research are mainly focused on technological change, human capital, and economic growth. He has published in journals such as Research Policy, PlosOne, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Trinidad Gómez is a University Professor in the Department of Applied Economics (Mathematics) at the University of Málaga (Spain), where she has been teaching Mathematics and Operations Research for several years. PhD in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Malaga, her main lines of research are focused on solving real problems in the field of Economics and Business, taking into account economic, social and environmental aspects. He has participated in regional, national and international competitive projects, as well as contracts with the Public Administration. She is the author of numerous publications in magazines, book chapters, books, and has reviewed works for national and international journals. Besides, he has attended more than a hundred national and international conferences.

José L. Torres is Professor of Macroeconomics in the Department of Economics and Economic History of the University of Málaga (Spain). His current research areas include technological change and economic growth, and stochastic dynamic general equilibrium models. He has published several books and a large number of articles in journals such as Research Policy, Technological and Economic Development of Economy, Journal of lnternational Financial Markets, lnstitutions and Money, Review of Economic Dynamics, lnformation Economics and Policy, Public Choice, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Eastern Europe Economics, Empirical Economics, Economic Modelling, Open Economies Review, and SERIES, among others.

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