School of Economics and Finance

ECN380 Computational Methods in Macroeconomics

Credits: 15
Semester: B

Prerequisite: ECN206, ECN223


This module introduces students to computational methods for solving and simulating economic models. The student will learn basic results and techniques in numerical analysis, acquire working knowledge of Matlab (or equivalent) as a programming language, and learn how to apply these tools to analyse quantitative implications of known macroeconomic dynamic models.


On completion of the module, the student will have a good appreciation the relevance of computational analysis in economics, understand basic techniques, and be able to write intuitive algorithms and clear computer code.

Level: 6