What
did we do? 

09/12/06 
We talked about
Kydland and Prescott (96), computer programming, and computer error.

09/14/06 
We talked about
Fortran, programming, and numerical computation. 
09/19/06 
Fortran Overview,
HP filter, value function iteration. 
09/21/06 
value function
iteration, convergence rates, onedimensional rootfinding. 
09/26/06 
We finished onedimensional rootfinding and did numerical differentiation. 
09/28/06 
We discussed the hwk. 
10/03/06 
We looked at a good example of how to slow down matlab code and we finished numerical differentiation . 
10/05/06 
Polynomial interpolation and orthogonal polynomials. 
10/10/06 
I got to learn instead of teach. Paul taught us about stationary distributions and their existence. 
10/12/06 
Chebyshev Interpolation and Regression with application to NGM. It was snowing while we were in class. 
10/17/06 
NewtonCotes quadrature and Romberg Integrations. 
10/19/06 
Gaussian quadrature . 
10/24/06 
Computing expectations numerically/discretizing continuous processes 
10/26/06 
Discretizing AR(1)'s, Monte carlos 
10/31/06 
Parameterized Expectations 
11/02/06 
No class on account of CMSG. 
11/07/06 
No class on account of CMSG. 
11/09/06 
Paul talked about loglinearizing and I reviewed parameterized expectations 
11/14/06 
Projection methods 
11/21/06 
Projection methods 