Last updated 6-2-2013
 
EC 2050
principles of macroeconomics

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Dr. Tran H. Dung

Office:
285 Rike Hall

Office Hours
MWF
2:25 PM - 3:25 PM
or by appointment

Phone
775-2295
or 775-3070

Fax
(937) 775-2441 

 

 
Welcome to my class!

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See you in class!

THD

 



 Objectives of the Course

This course provides an introductory analysis of the economy as a whole. Topics covered include the determination of national output, the roles of money in the economy, the causes of inflation and unemployment, and government economic policies. The international monetary system is also discussed.

◙  Prerequisite

None

◙  Textbooks

Required: Colander, Economics (Ninth edition)

The book website:

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0077247175/student_view0/student_resources.html

Recommended: Study Guide to accompany Colander's Macroeconomics

◙  Class Rules

Exams:

Three one-hour examinations 20% of the final grade (each)
Comprehensive final exam 40% of the total grade

Type of Exam:

Multiple-choice questions

No Quizzes, No Homework, No Other Projects

Class Participation:

Students are expected to read the assigned chapters on time and come to class prepared to discuss the material. In all cases, ask questions.

Attendance Policy:

Regular class attendance is strongly recommended. Attendance sheets are circulated in each session. Be sure to sign them.

Attendance records will be taken into consideration in borderline cases.

Retake Policy

No retake is allowed.

Makeup Policy

Request for a make-up MUST BE MADE BEFORE THE EXAM IS GIVEN IN CLASS. Approval is at the instructor's discretion.

No make-up, once allowed and scheduled, may be re-scheduled.

◙  Grading Policy

Grades will be curved.

SPECIAL INCENTIVE: Those who have a perfect attendance record throughout the course, and score above 95% in each of the three midterms, will automatically receive an A for the course and be exempted from the final exam.

◙  SPRING 2013 Schedule (tentative)

Lecture notes are distributed only in class

 

Week

Date

Topic

Chapter

1

1/7
1/9
1/11

Introduction and Review          
Economic Growth, business cycles, ....
Economic Growth, business cycles, ....

 
7
7

2

1/14
1/16
1/18

Measuring the aggregate economy
Measuring the aggregate economy
Measuring the aggregate economy

8
8
8

3

1/21
1/23
1/25

MLK DAY HOLIDAY
The Short-Run Keynesian Policy Model: Demand-Side Policies
The Short-Run Keynesian Policy Model: Demand-Side Policies
 

 
9
9

4

1/28
1/30
2/1

The Short-Run Keynesian Policy Model: Demand-Side Policies
Review

FIRST MIDTERM

9

5

2/4
2/6
2/8

The multiplier model
The Classical Long-Run Policy Model: Growth and Supply-Side Policies
The Classical Long-Run Policy Model: Growth and Supply-Side Policies

9W
10
10

6

2/11
2/13
2/15

The financial sector and the economy
The financial sector and the economy
Monetary policy

12
12
13

7

2/18
2/20
2/22

Monetary policy
Monetary policy
Financial crises, panics, and macroeconomic policy

13
13
14

8

2/25 – 3/1

SPRING BREAK

 

9

3/4
3/6
3/8

Deficits and debts
Review

SECOND MIDTERM

15

 

10

3/11
3/13
3/15

Modern fiscal policy dilemma
Modern fiscal policy dilemma
Modern fiscal policy dilemna

16
16
16

11

3/18
3/20
3/22

Jobs and unemployment
Inflation, Deflation, and Policy
International financial policy

17
18
19

12

3/25
3/27
3/29

International financial policy
International financial policy
Review

19
19

13

4/1
4/3
4/5

THIRD MIDTERM
Macro policy in a global setting
Macro policy in a global setting


21
21

14

4/8
4/10
4/12

Macro policy in a global setting
Macropolicies in Developing Countries
Macropolicies in Developing Countries

21
22
22

15

4/15
4/17
4/19

Review
Review
Review

 

16

 

FINAL EXAM
WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 2013
2:45 PM – 4.45 PM

 

 

 

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