The course is a modern introduction to macroeconomic theory with an empirical focus on business cycle facts. During the course microeconomic foundation of macroeconomics is introduced. Measurement issues and the stylized facts of business cycles introduces students into macroeconomics. The concept of economic growth is discussed in the Solow growth model framework and the debate over economic convergence just as the issues concerning endogenous growth are also covered. The course builds up a two period flexible price RBC model that is followed by classic Keynesian IS-LM framework. The effects of monetary and fiscal policy are analyzed in both framework.