Syllabus for 252 - Syllabus ECON 252 May 2011 Instructor Josh Austin Office KRAN B024E(The very bottom floor of Krannert in a bay labeled B024

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Syllabus ECON 252 May 2011 Instructor: Josh Austin Office: KRAN B024E (The very bottom floor of Krannert in a bay labeled B024) Phone: 496-1664 Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 – 3:00 Email: [email protected] Course Description Macroeconomics is an important part of our world and our lives. Business cycles and unemployment help determine how easy it is for us to get good jobs. Over time, prices change and so does the value of money and what we can buy with it. Interest rates affect how much we will pay for our homes and education. We should be informed about the foundations of these issues and how they can be addressed. The world of macroeconomics is rich and filled with varying opinions. Debate between competing schools of thought among macroeconomists has spilled over into our political arena as we face legitimate choices as voters, and as a society, regarding the form monetary and fiscal policy should take. It is our goal to join this debate. I hope you will find that what you learn in this course greatly informs your view of the world and provides tools that you can use in whatever path you pursue in life. Textbook: Brief Principles of Macroeconomics, Fifth Edition, by N.Gregory Mankiw, Thompson-Southwestern, 2009 The online version of the textbook is included with your subscription to Aplia, our online homework site. If you would like to purchase a “hard copy” of the text, you may do so through Aplia when you subscribe, or through online retailers. Homework: Aplia Homework assignments will be posted on the online service Aplia. Instructions for registering with Aplia are on Blackboard and will be distributed in class. You should enroll with Aplia as soon as possible, as successful completion of the assigned homework exercises will be factored into your course grade. There will be a homework exercise due every Tuesday and Thursday of the class. It will be possible to submit the assignment on Aplia until 9:00 the following morning (Wednesday and Friday) before class. The first homework assignment is due before 9:00AM on Wednesday 5/17. Writing Assignment:
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2011 for the course ECON 252 taught by Professor Robertholand during the Summer '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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Syllabus for 252 - Syllabus ECON 252 May 2011 Instructor Josh Austin Office KRAN B024E(The very bottom floor of Krannert in a bay labeled B024

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