Macroeconomics: institutions, instability, and the financial system | University College LondonThe topics from this Spring course include Solow and the Neoclassical growth model, endogenous growth, and financial crises. All materials are available as PDF files, with links to the course website that provides accompanying materials. Dating from , this is a chapter textbook intended for a one-semester course in macroeconomic theory. The text observes short-run macroeconomic performance, analysis, and policy motivated by the recessions of the early s and s, the financial crisis and recession of , and the prolonged recovery in most industrial countries. Handouts from all 26 sessions of a spring course are archived here. The stated goal of the course is, "to introduce you to the role of government in markets where competitive equilibria 'fail. We will examine the behavior of individual markets in some detail, focusing on cost analysis, the determinants of market demand, investment behavior, market power, and the implications of government regulatory behavior.
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Carlin was born in , her father Brian Frederick Carlin was an agricultural scientist. Her thesis was entitled The development of the factor distribution of income and profitability in West Germany, and was supervised by Andrea Boltho. She was appointed professor at UCL in . Since , Carlin has been a member of the expert advisory board to the Office for Budget Responsibility . Between and she was co-managing editor with Philippe Aghion of Economics of Transition. CORE is a new introductory course in economics provided free to students and teachers,   in which economists "will learn to use evidence from history, experiments and other data sources to test competing explanations and policies"  CORE is funded by grants from various organisations, including Open Society Foundations, Friends Provident Foundation and Nuffield Foundation  and is based in the Economics Department at University College London . In , she became a member of the council of the Royal Economic Society .