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Introduction - Economics 102 Macroeconomic Theory UCLA...

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Economics 102 Macroeconomic Theory UCLA Winter 2009 Professor Mark Wright
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Administration
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Class Organization z Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 until 4:45 pm z Lecture Room: Franz 1178 z Instructor: Professor Mark Wright z Office: 9284 Bunche Hall z Phone: (310) 794 7208 z Email: meanprofessor@hotmail.com z Office Hours: Mondays 3:30 – 5:00pm or by appointment z Web Page: http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/09W/econ102-1/ z Text: N. Gregory Mankiw (2007): Macroeconomics , 6th Edition, Worth Publishers. (5 th Edition should be OK)
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Prerequisites z Economics 101 z Some basic math skills Comfortable using algebra Know what a logarithm is! Elementary calculus Math and econ review in TA section 2 nd week
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Course Requirements and Grades Midterm Exam 1 30 Midterm Exam 2 30 Final Exam 40 1. Midterm 1 + Midterm 2 + Final 2. Midterm 1 + 7/4 * Final Total (out of 100) is maximum of the following 3. Midterm 2 + 7/4 * Final If your percentage score on the final exam exceeds your percentage score on either midterm one or midterm two, then I will replace the lowest midterm score with the final exam score (scaled to be out of 30 points)
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Exams z Dates are fixed . z Exceptions if and only if Illness requiring immediate treatment from physician Death in immediate family (in which case substitute other exams pro-rata, and midterm 1 becomes non-redeemable.) z No other exceptions. Not for … End of quarter travel Job interviews z Athletes on road may take exam long-distance by fax if make arrangements one week in advance
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Exam Dates z Midterm 1: in class exam on Thursday 29 th January. First seven lectures z Midterm 2: in class exam on Thursday 26 th February. Next seven lectures z Final Exam: Thursday 19 th March 11:30 – 2:30 Comprehensive exam on entirety of course (NOTE: date of final in syllabus page 5 is incorrect)
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Course Requirements and Grades z Letter grades based on total points z I do not like to use a “curve” - If every student deserves a good grade, I will only give good grades. z Only way to ensure a good grade is to work hard and prepare well for the exams z Rough mapping from points to grades: 85 – 100 A 70 – 85 B 55 – 70 C 45 – 55 D < 45 NP z If I accidentally set an exam that is harder than I anticipated, I will curve that exam z In borderline cases, I will also adjust grades (up or down) based on class participation
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Class Participation z Class is a lot more for fun if we have a discussion z Discussion is a lot easier if I know your names z It would help me learn your names if you could post a photo on thefacebook.com and join the group Econ 102 at UCLA Winter 2009
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Asking Questions z I know that it is often hard to speak up during lectures for a large class z If you have a question you don’t want to (or are afraid to) ask in class, feel free to stay behind after the lecture z After each class there will also be an anonymous feedback form on the class website
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2009 for the course ECON 102 taught by Professor Serra during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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