Welcome to Macroeconomics

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Temple University Economics 1901 Macroeconomics Principles Fall, 2009 Professor: Michael A. Leeds Office: 825 Ritter Annex Phone: 215-204-5029 e-mail: [email protected] web page: Office Hours: MWF 2-3:00 pm and by appointment Welcome to Macroeconomics! Seldom has the knowledge of macroeconomics been more crucial, yet many people remain woefully ignorant of economic theory. By the end of this course, you will have a basic understanding of the forces at work in the U.S. economy. In particular, we shall learn How economists measure macroeconomic variables How policymakers manipulate these variables to stabilize the economy and promote growth How a nation’s economy fits into the international order I shall do my best to make the material as seamless as possible, but I shall need your help. If you have trouble with a reading or a lecture, please let me know ASAP. Never think that you are the only person who does not understand what I am saying.
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Unformatted text preview: Ask lots of questions. The worst that can happen is that I shall ask you to wait until after class for an answer. I insist that you respect each other’s opinion, even if you strongly disagree. It is official Temple University policy that “Freedom to teach and freedom to learn are inseparable facets of academic freedom. The university has a policy on … Academic Rights and Responsibilities (Policy #03.70.02), which can be accessed through … http://policies.temple.edu/getdoc.asp?policy_no=03.70.02 .” There is no formal prerequisite for this course. However, students without a good command of basic mathematics (at least on the level of Math 0701) will have severe difficulty with the material. By the way, if you send me an e-message by 5:00 pm Friday, September 4 that tells me the color of the shirt I am wearing in the photo on this blackboard site, you will receive two extra points on the first quiz....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course ECON 1101 taught by Professor Rappoport during the Fall '08 term at Temple.

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