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1 Lecture 1: Introduction to Macroeconomics Lecturer: David Kim Room 346, Merewether Bldg
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2 Introduction Macro Micro Textbook Ben Bernanke
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3 Introduction Macro Micro Pre-tutorial work Additional  exercises Discussion and  consultation Success Tutorials Attend Lecture How can you effectively learn?
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4 Introduction Macro Micro Regular (4) Online  Quizzes (5%) Test your understanding of  the recent lecture material How do we monitor your progress and assess your performance ? Essay (10%) Reinforce your  understanding Midterm  (25%) Both multiple choice and   problems/essay questions Final exam  (50%) Overall understanding  participation (10%) Practice research and writing
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5 Introduction Macro Micro Remember ……… Tutorials will begin in Week 2 (beginning Monday 7 th March). Go to your designated tutorial class. Read the UoS Outline for all general information and policies (e.g. special consideration application procedures etc) IMPORTANT
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6 Introduction Macro Micro Lecture slides will be posted on BB 24 hours in advance. Tutorial problems will be progressively posted on BB usually a week in advance. No chat during lecture. Lectures will start 5 minutes past Rear entry/ exit if you arrive/ leave late/ early . Mobile phones to be switched off or in silence. Rules and Etiquette
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7 Introduction Macro Micro What determines a nation’s standard of living? Why do some countries grow faster than others? Will the economy be better or worse by the time you graduate? What causes a recession? What determines the value of the A$ relative to other currencies? Some Macroeconomic Questions
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8 Introduction Macro Micro To be culturally literate and better understand the society and the world. What happens to the macroeconomy affects our lives. We can have better, if not the best, answers to macroeconomic questions (e.g. electing a government and thus to keep the ‘ Bastards honest, etc. ..) Why Study Macroeconomics ?
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9 Introduction Macro Micro There is no one definition of macro. The study of the economy’s performance and the 
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This note was uploaded on 08/18/2011 for the course ECON 1002 taught by Professor Markmelatos during the Three '10 term at University of Sydney.

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