Department of Money and Macroeconomics
Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main - House of Finance
Chair of Macroeconomics and Development
Europe and the US: Comparative Economic Analyses (Syllabus)
This course analyzes differences in the economic systems, economic outcomes, and preferences for economic policies between Europe and the US. Topics include the welfare state, taxation, labor markets, demographics, preferences for redistribution, migration, monetary and fiscal policy, and the educational system. The course studies both the origins of potential differences, as well as their consequences for the lives of people. We explore macro- as well as microeconomic studies of both theoretical and empirical nature. However, a focus on the course lies on empirical studies and empirical methods, and advanced knowledge of econometrics is a prerequisite.

Link to University Library
Dear students, the exam review will take place on October 27 in the room 3.36 (Chicago) in the House of Finance from 2pm to 3pm. You don't have to register for the exam review.

Lecture Slides
- Lecture 1
- Lecture 2
- Lecture 4
- Lecture 5
- Lecture 6
- Lecture 7
- Lecture 8
- Lecture 9
- Lecture 10
- Lecture 11
- Lecture 12
Problem Sets
- Problem Set 1
- Problem Set 2
Class Material
- Required Paper