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Unformatted text preview: ECON-212-001 Spring 2011 ECON-212-001: Intermediate Macroeconomics Syllabus January 16, 2011 Instructor: Dr. Levent Bulut Office : Rich Building, 311A E-Mail : Phone : (404) 712-8688 Course Website : Lectures: MWF 9:35 a.m. - 10:25 a.m., White Hall, Room 207 Office Hours: Monday : 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. & Thursday : 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. or by appointment Attention Please: We will use BLACKBOARD for syllabus updates, making announcements, distributing course materials (handouts and articles), assigning and collecting assignments, recording and distributing grades, communications, chat, etc. Please, do not confuse BLACKBOARD with LEARN-LINK or OPUS. Just click on website and log in by using your emory network username and password. Course Objective: This is an intermediate level course where we will use basic calculus to learn several different models (in details) for different macro questions. The main objective of this course is to help you to understand and explain (in economics terms) the main macro economic issues that are discussed on CNN, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, etc. One other objective is to prepare you for the upper level macro courses. So, you are expected to know some basic macro principles and basic calculus from courses you took before such as ECON 101, ECON 112 and MATH 111. The following questions will be answered in this course: Why the recent global financial crises occurred? Why we are experiencing recessions and are recessions avoidable? What can a government do to prevent recessions or to recover the economy from a recession? What are the determinants of macroeconomic variables such as national output, economic growth, unemployment, and inflation? How aggregate demand and aggregate supply are influenced by the public and private sectors? How the economy operates in the short-run and in the long-run. And how economic relationships are determined and influenced by outside forces? The ultimate aim is that after completing this course, you should be able to think critically about macroeconomic problems and questions. Prerequisite: Mathematics 111 or Mathematics 119; Economics 101 and Economics 112. It is your responsibility to check if you can take this course. Textbook: Macroeconomics (2010) by N. Gregory Mankiw, 7th Edition, Worth Publication. ISBN 1-4292-1887-8. You have several options to buy the textbook: You can buy the physical textbook from Emory Bookstore. You can buy the physical textbook online. If you dig hard, you can find a used one at a reasonable price. You can buy the physical textbook online from publishers website at a relatively cheaper price....
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