EC202_E1_FALL2018SYLLABUS.pdf

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1 EC 202- E1 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis Fall 2018 SYLLABUS AND OUTLINE (Subject to change) INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Pınar Derin-Güre Contact Information: “Best way to contact me is” e-mail : [email protected] I usually check my emails every day. Give me 24 hours to respond. Office : 302A, 270 Bay State Road Office Hours : T 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and W 11:00 a.m.-1:00 pm and by appointment. (set an appointment by email) CLASSES: TUESDAY THURSDAY 11 to 12:15 p.m. CAS203 TEACHING ASSISTANT: Elias Ilin Email: [email protected] Office hours and location : T 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Room 318. COURSE WEB PAGE: All necessary material will be posted on Blackboard Learn website of BU. I will make the announcements and send the emails through . If you don’t have a Bu account already, please contact the office of Information Technology to get one set up. DESCRIPTION: This course will provide an overview of macroeconomic issues: the determination of output, employment, unemployment, interest rates, and inflation. Monetary and fiscal policies are discussed, as well as international economic issues. The course will introduce basic models of macroeconomics and illustrate principles with the experience of US and other economies. The learning experience is not intended to be simply that of acquiring a body of knowledge, but rather developing a way of thinking. Homework exercises will focus almost exclusively on analytical problem solving, applying the theoretical models developed in lectures to understand real-world phenomena. READINGS:
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2 The text for the course is “ O.G. Blanchard, Macroeconomics 7th edition , Prentice Hall, Pearson 2017”(available in Barnes and Nobles, you can also get a previous version). For additional exercises and resources about the book you can also visit the books web site at . There are many macroeconomics textbooks in the market but I really like Blanchard’s book more than the others. My previous students were pleased to have Blanchard as the textbook; I think you will find it clear and fun to read!
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