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ECON 105A: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory Autumn 2018 ORGANIZATION Instructor: Dongwon Lee Class Times/Location: T/Th 2:10~3:30 pm in Materials Sci and Engineering 116 E-mail: [email protected]Office Hours/Location: T/Th 9-10 am in Sproul Hall 3109 or by appointment Course Webpage: Blackboard () COURSE OVERVIEW The goal of this course is to give you a solid background on the fundamentals of the nature of our modern economy. To achieve this goal, standard macroeconomic models will be introduced to examine the determination of aggregate output, interest rates, unemployment, and inflation rates over the short run and the medium run. Discussion topics will also include the macroeconomic implications of fiscal and monetary policies, and the role expectations play in the determination of asset prices. Please note that students who have already passed ECON 103 will notreceive any unit or grade credit for this course. PREREQUISITES Prior to enrolling in this class, a student is to have passed ECON 002. I assume that you remember the key concepts learned in that class or will brush up on those concepts on your own at the earliest possible time. TEXTBOOK, LECTURE NOTES, AND READING MATERIALS The required textbook for this course is: Macroeconomics (7thedition) by Olivier Blanchard (published by Pearson). Older editions of the same textbook can be a perfect substitute. Two reserved copies of the 7thedition are available at the Circulation/Reserve Desk of the Tomás Rivera Library for a 2-hour loan. Lecture notes and related readings will be uploaded on Blackboard. You are responsible for printing
ECON 105A Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory, Autumn 2018 2 out the lecture notes and bring them to class. Important class announcements as well as assignments,

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