Syllabus

Syllabus - Department of Economics Lehigh University...

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Department of Economics Professor O’Brien Lehigh University Spring 2009 Economics 29: Money, Banking, and Financial Markets Office: 460 Rauch Business Center Telephone: 610-758-3442 Office Hours: MW 1:30-3:00, and by appointment E-mail: anthony.obrien@lehigh.edu (note that e-mails with blank subject lines end up in my SPAM file) Texts: Required : Stephen G. Cecchetti, Money and Banking, and Financial Markets , 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2008 Recommended : Study Guide , 2nd ed. A subscription to the Wall Street Journal is also recommended. Sign-up sheets will be circulated in lecture and recitation during the first week of class. If you would like to sign up, please fill out the form and return it to me or your TA . The Wall Street Journal will send you a bill after your subscription has begun. You will receive both a print subscription and an online subscription. Note that some of the data needed for Market Watch will only be available in the online edition. Grading: Midterm I Wed February 4 20 points Midterm II Wed March 18 20 points Midterm III Wed April 15 20 points Recitation and attendance 5 points Final 35 points Midterms : The midterms will be given during the regular class time on the dates listed above. The midterms will consist of a combination of problems, short essays, and multiple choice questions. Midterms from earlier semesters are posted to BlackBoard. Keep in mind that the topics covered in lecture vary somewhat from semester to semester, so the exams from earlier semesters may not be a perfect guide to what will be asked this semester. There will be no makeups given for the midterms. If one midterm is missed with an excused absence, then the
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