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International Macroeconomics

Undergraduate course (Spanish), University of Costa Rica, Economics Department, 2022

The course deals with recent theory on international macro to understand the main implications of increasing integration of the world economy. Topics covered in the course include theories and facts about the current account, exchange rate determination and the real exchange rate, international macroeconomic comovement, comparison of the properties of alternative exchange rate systems (including currency unions), currency crises, macroeconomic policy in open economies, and international capital flows.

Macro Labor Economics

Undergraduate course (Spanish), University of Costa Rica, Economics Department, 2022

The course present important theories and methods for analyzing labor markets under frictional settings. The course emphasizes relationships between macro phenomena such as unemployment and agents’ behavior in the labor market. The course introduces building blocks for studying the relationship between the micro and the macro sides of the economy, to understand how unemployment and wage dispersion can arise as equilibrium phenomena.