syllabus_302 - Economics 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics...

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Economics 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics Sections 1 and 2 Spring 2008 Instructor: Dr. Bill Adamson Office: 106 Scobey Hall Phone: 688-4105 Office Hrs: MW 2:00-4:00 Email: [email protected] (or by Appointment) Web-site: Required Text: Macroeconomics, 10th Edition , by Robert J. Gordon. Required Software: CourseCompass (; you will need this online course software because all quizzes will be administered online at the CourseCompass website. The Gordon textbook comes with a registration card (I have the registration codes). To register, go to the CourseCompass website and follow the instructions. You will need the following code for the Course ID: adamson68794. If you have trouble with CourseCompass, please call the customer help-line: 1-800-677-6337. If you bought a used Gordon textbook (either from the SDSU bookstore or online (e.g.,, etc.), I will also provide you with an access card. Supplemental Text: Principles of Macroeconomics, 10th edition , by Karl E. Case and Ray C. Fair (C&F). This text is optional and is on reserve in H. M. Briggs Library. It is intended for students who need to review the assigned material at an introductory level. Prerequisites: Principals of macroeconomics (ECON 202), principals of microeconomics (ECON 201), and college algebra (MATH 102 or 113) required. Intermediate microeconomics (ECON 301) is suggested. Course Description: The course systematically analyses macroeconomic phenomena including inflation, unemployment, budget deficits, trade deficits, real economic growth, per-capita income levels, and current economic events. The course investigates short-run business cycle behavior and long-run economic growth phenomena. To analyze short-run macroeconomic phenomena, the course will develop a sophisticated understanding of IS-LM and aggregate demand and supply models to explain short-run equilibrium output and business cycle behavior. The short-run analysis will investigate the effects of consumption, investment, and monetary and fiscal policy on equilibrium output and price levels. To analyze long-run aggregate supply phenomena, the course will develop a sophisticated understanding of long-run growth models to explain real economic growth, labor productivity growth,
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