Global Economy materials now online

October 1, 2012

The MBA Global Economy course reviews country performance from the perspective of macroeconomics.  We think it’s useful background whether you’re an economist, an investor, or someone involved somehow in international activities, business or otherwise.

We now have a collection of Global Economy materials online as part of the Center for Global Economy and Business.  Link here.  There’s also a link to the left.  Materials include:

  • Class notes.  Ruhl, Schoenholtz, and Waugh updated the figures and had the text edited by a professional.  Yours to use, for free, whether you’re an NYU student or not.
  • Stata files.  We (meaning they) have Stata files that read data straight from FRED (thanks!) and produce the figures in the notes.  See the zip file at the bottom.  Stata is a popular statistical software package.  We’re close to having the same in R, a free open source package.

My own course from last spring is here, but I’ll use the new versions next time around.  You might also be interested in our guide to country information, some of which relies on NYU licensing.

We welcome questions and comments:  post a comment below or send me an email with the subject “Global Economy materials”.  In time we may do the same for the Firms and Markets.

Update (Oct 6):  Tyler Cowan kindly gave us a link, which generated a lot more traffic than usual.  Many thanks.

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7 Responses to “Global Economy materials now online”


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  2. ck Says:

    Thanks for posting the notes online. In the mathematics review chapter, shouldn’t the computation of the growth rate be $$\gamma=\frac{\ln 13315.1 – \ln 1774.6}{2011-1947+1}$$ since there are 65 and not 64 years from 1947 to 2011?


  3. Tanks for posting this on-line.

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