syls10 - Economics 201: Principles of Macroeconomics Spring...

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Economics 201: Principles of Macroeconomics Prof. John Shea Spring 2010 4121A Tydings Hall TTh 2-3:15, Tydings 0130 (301) 405-3491 Office hours (Shea): MW 11-12:00 or by appt. shea@econ.umd.edu Discussion (1 st meeting this week): F 10-10:50, TYD 0130 Teaching Assistants: (Office Hours TBA) Ryan Banerjee: banerjee-r@econ.umd.edu , 5-3557, MOR 0105 Laura Rosner: rosner@econ.umd.edu, 5-4535, TYD 5104 Elif Ture: ture@econ.umd.edu , 5-7834, TYD 3115 N COURSE WEBPAGE: www.econ.umd.edu/~banerjee-r/econ201.html COURSE DESCRIPTION: we will focus on three key variables: output, unemployment and inflation. We will learn how these variables are measured, how they have behaved over time, and why we care about them. We will then build models of the macroeconomy that attempt to explain the behavior of these three variables through history. We will especially focus on how governments can respond to economic crisis. PREREQUISITES: Econ 200 (Principles of Microeconomics) TEXTBOOK (recommended): Macroeconomics: Principles and Policy, Baumol and Blinder, 11 th edition. CALCULATOR: You will need one for exams. However, my exams are closed book and closed note, so calculators that can store formulas and equations are forbidden. ONLY FOUR-FUNCTION CALCULATORS ARE ALLOWED IN MY EXAMS.
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