ECO 2013-02 Fall 2003
Principles of Macroeconomics
288A Bellamy Building
Office Hours: MTWRF 8 – 9 a.m. or by appointment [email with a suggested day/time]
MOR 0104 [Moore Auditorium]
MW 2 – 3.15 p.m.
Foundations of MACROECONOMICS
[paperback, bundled with
web access to
and online Study Guide].
Note that this is the text for section 2 of ECO 2013; most other sections are
using a different text, make sure you have the correct text.
We will try to cover almost all of this text book, but there is no
guarantee we will succeed; you need to show up and read your emails to find out if we are dropping anything or where we are in
There is a team of teaching assistants for this section.
Their names, email addresses, and times they will be on duty in the
Economics Principles Helproom [Bellamy 0205] will be posted to the course homepage on the web and emailed to you.
This course is an introductory survey of economics, with main focus on macroeconomics and the international
At the end of the course, you should be able to:
- critically read and discuss an article on economics in serious media such as the
Wall Street Journal, New York Times,
Business Week, Forbes,
- understand and express in normal language the jargon and reasoning of an economic statement or argument.
- distinguish fallacious, plausible, and unknowable assertions about the economy.
Requirements and Grading:
Your grade will be based on three elements:
In-class Exams: three
[18%, 20%, and 22% of course grade respectively], on
September, Monday 20 October,
Wednesday 19 November.
[25% of course grade] on
Monday 8 December 3.00 – 5.00 p.m.
[15% of course grade].
You do these on a computer with web access,
after registering with and logging in to
More detail will follow; you will be able to drop some
of these grades, but there have been delays with respect to getting access to the online material and editing it,
so it is far from complete so I don’t yet know how many items there will be so how much can be dropped.
Most of these homeworks will be short multiple-choice quizzes on each section of the textbook.
You can get up to 5% extra points for attendance/feedback quizzes.
These will be
; what we will do is
toss a coin during class at some point, with the intent of ten times during the semester giving a very quick-
response one-question quiz; you will get a half percentage point extra credit for each time you answer the
question correctly, and a quarter percentage point extra credit each time you are recorded as present [but
answered the question wrongly].
Exams will be multiple choice.