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Lecture1_spring09 - Econ 100B Macroeconomic Analysis...

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Econ 100B: Macroeconomic Analysis Lecture 1: January 20 th , 2009 © 2009 Arnav Sheth. All Rights Reserved. 1 Macroeconomic Analysis Econ 100B Introductory Stuff ` This class is on macroeconomics ` The economy as a whole ` Focus will be on understanding economic concepts via models ` Examples of economics concepts include ` consumption ` investment ` gross domestic product (GDP) 1/20/09 2 © 2009 Arnav Sheth. All rights reserved. Other Economic Concepts ` GDP growth ` De flation ` Money ` Credit Default Swaps ` outside the scope of this course… ` …but maybe we can talk about it a little 1/20/09 3 © 2009 Arnav Sheth. All rights reserved.
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Econ 100B: Macroeconomic Analysis Lecture 1: January 20 th , 2009 © 2009 Arnav Sheth. All Rights Reserved. 2 Introductory Stuff ` By the end of this class you should (I hope): 1. Learn to think about macro issues like an economist 2. Get a clear understanding of the current economic climate via the relevant media 3. See how it may (or may not) affect you 4. Be able to make informed decisions about that ` Basically understand the basic framework by which an economist thinks about macroeconomics 1/20/09 4 © 2009 Arnav Sheth. All rights reserved. Introductory Stuff ` By the end of this class you should (I hope): 1. Learn to think about macro issues like an economist 2. Get a clear understanding of the current economic climate via the relevant media 3. See how it may (or may not) affect you 4. Be able to make informed decisions about that ` The focus will be on problem-solving using the models we study ` There will be plenty of recent , real-world applications 1/20/09 5 © 2009 Arnav Sheth. All rights reserved. Exams ` There will be four (4) exams ` Each will be 30% ` ` I will drop the lowest of the first three exams 120% ` ` The fourth and last exam is obligatory ` THERE ARE NO MAKE UPS! 90% 1/20/09 6 © 2009 Arnav Sheth. All rights reserved.
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Econ 100B: Macroeconomic Analysis Lecture 1: January 20 th , 2009 © 2009 Arnav Sheth. All Rights Reserved. 3 Exams ` Four exams will be on: 1. Feb 10 th , 2009 2. March 5 th , 2009 3. April 9 th , 2009 4. May 7 th , 2009 (last day of class) ` SAVE those dates! ` Most likely will have a review class before exam 1/20/09 7 © 2009 Arnav Sheth. All rights reserved. Assignments ` The remaining 10% of your grade will come from assignments ` Each assignment is ~1% of your grade ` Due around once a week in either section or class ` There are more than 10 weeks in the semester ` so # of assignments > 10 ` so you can get more than 10% for assignments 1/20/09 8 © 2009 Arnav Sheth. All rights reserved. Lectures ` As mentioned – focus on real-world examples ` As recent data as possible ` Peppered with interesting articles data-points Peppered with interesting articles, data points and/or datasets ` Exams and assignments will mainly focus on text ` text book is your best friend for this course ` study guide is a good mentor…? 1/20/09 9 © 2009 Arnav Sheth. All rights reserved.
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Econ 100B: Macroeconomic Analysis Lecture 1: January 20 th , 2009 © 2009 Arnav Sheth. All Rights Reserved. 4 Course Blog ` “Intermediate Macroeconomics” ` http://blog.arnavsheth.net ` will post lecture slides, assignments, etc.
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