Intermediate Macro Syllabus - Econ 102 Intermediate...

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Econ 102: Intermediate Macroeconomics Georgetown University Spring 2011 (Last Update: 01/12/2010) Instructor: Jinhui Bai, ICC 557, 202-687-0935, [email protected] Teaching Assistant: Richard Loeser ([email protected]); Zipeng Zhou ([email protected]) Time and Location: T, TH, 8:50 - 10:05am, ICC 115. Instructor O¢ ce Hours: Monday 3:00 - 4:00pm or by appointment, ICC 557. TA O¢ ce Hours: Monday, 6:00-7:00pm (Zipeng), 7:00-8:00pm (Richard), 2nd Floor of Library Thursday, 3:00-4:00pm (Richard), 4:00-5:00pm (Zipeng), 2nd Floor of Library Prerequisites and Recommended Background : Micro Principle, Macro Principle and Univariate Calculus are required. A background in Intermediate Micro (Econ-101 or 103) is highly recommended, although not required. Course Description: The goal of the course is to develop a coherent theoretical framework for thinking about the determination of macroeconomic variables such as national output, unemployment, interest, in°ation, government debt, money and banking. This theoretical framework is used to interpret macro data and to analyze macro policy. After completing the course, students should be able to think critically about macroeconomic problems. The course will NOT cover materials of international trade and ±nance. Textbook and Author: Macroeconomics , 7th Edition, by Andrew Abel, Ben Bernanke and Dean Croushore, Pearson-Addison-Wesley Publishers, 2011 (ISBN-10: 013611492X, ISBN- 13: 9780136114925, ). This book is available at Georgetown University Bookstore. The earlier (6th) edition is equally acceptable. I have put several books on reserve in the library. Course Website: Georgetown University Blackboard () and log in with your university netid. I will post class announcement, lecture notes (slides), problem sets, answers to problem sets, and additional readings there. Additional Readings: The course will follow the textbook closely. Because the lectures cover only the key points of each of the chapters, reading and studying the textbook in a timely fashion is an essential part of the course.

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