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Econ 212 Ninkovic

Econ 212 Ninkovic - Intermediate Macroeconomics Econ 212...

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Intermediate Macroeconomics Econ 212 – 10A Oxford College of Emory University Spring 2010 Instructor : Dr. Jasminka Ninkovic Office : Seney Hall, Room 316 Telephone: (770)784-4689 e-mail : [email protected] Learnlink: [email protected] Office Hours MWF: 11:30 – 12:30 TuTh: 10:00-11:00 or by appointment Textbook Required : N. Gregory Mankiw, Macroeconomics , seventh edition, Worth Publishers, 2010 & Aplia access. (Please, take a look at buying options for the book and Aplia at the end of this Syllabus) Recommended : 1. www.wothpublishers.com/mankiw on-line resource site with tutorials and on-line quick quizzes on each chapter. 2. http://www.economist.com/ The Economist , the business news weekly published in Great Britain that covers the globe, is of a high quality, and is widely read. I personally believe everybody should glance through The Economist every week. It is an excellent news source with well-written articles on a wide range of topics. Arguments are well organized and supported with evidence. (For an interesting exercise, compare it with the articles in Time or Newsweek .) Overview of the course This course examines the functioning of the aggregate economy, including the determinants of long-run growth and the nature of the business cycle. A major goal is to introduce the student to the dominant classical and Keynesian models through which macroeconomic behavior and policy can be analyzed. More specifically, we will use the framework developed in the course to analyze economic growth, productivity, full employment, and price stability in national economies. Attention will also be devoted to international economic issues, like international trade and international finance. Relevant events from the real world will be discussed. Prerequisites : Econ 101, Econ 112 or permission of instructor.
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Grading and Tests Exam I: 25%, Feb 24 th Exam II: 25%, March 29 th Final: 25%, comprehensive, Friday, April 30, 9:00 – 12:00 Homework: 15% Debate 5% Project 5% Bonus points: other assignments (news presentation, quick quizzes, participation, attendance (up
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