EC140 - Economics 140 - Introduction to Macroeconomics...

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Economics 140 - Introduction to Macroeconomics Winter 2009 Text: Christopher T.S. Ragan and Richard G. Lipsey, Macroeconomics , 12 th Canadian ed. with MyEconLab. Instructors: Section Time Location Instructor A T, Th 10 – 11.20 am 1E1 Peter Sinclair B T, Th 11.30 – 12.50 1E1 Christine Neill C T, Th 1 – 2.20 pm 1E1 Christine Neill D T, Th 2.30 – 3.50 pm 1E1 Alastair Robertson E M, W 2.30 – 3.50 pm BA 101 Susan Johnson F M, W 4 – 5.20 pm BA 101 Susan Johnson G Wed 7 – 9.50 pm P1025/1027 Alastair Robertson Administrative Assistant: Course assistant is in Economics Department Office-- P3082. Please submit request to have grade weight transferred, for registration inquiries or for course web site access problems to the Economics Department Office. Special Needs: Students with disabilities or other special needs are advised to contact Laurier’s Accessible Learning Office (ext. 3086, 1C11) for information regarding its services and resources. Students are encouraged to review the Calendar for more information regarding all services available on campus.
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Course Outline: Topic One: Introduction & Definitions Ch. 19 What Macroeconomics is All About Ch. 20 The Measurement of National Income Ch. 31 Unemployment Fluctuations and the NAIRU (omit section 31.2, pages 757, 760 to 766) Topic Two: The Keynesian Cross Ch. 21 The Simplest Short Run Macro Model Ch. 22 Adding Government & Trade to the Simple Model (include appendix) First Mid-term test Friday Jan 30 Topic Three: Aggregate Demand & Supply Ch. 23 Output & Prices in the Short Run Ch. 24 From the Short Run to the Long Run: The Adjustment of Factor Prices Ch. 25 The Difference between Short-Run and Long-Run Macroeconomics Ch. 26 Long-Run Economic Growth (omit section 26.3, pages 630-33) Second Mid-term test Friday March 6 Topic Four: Money, Banking & Output Ch. 27 Money and Banking Ch. 28 Money, Interest Rates and Economic Activity Ch. 29 Monetary Policy in Canada Topic Five: Debts & Deficits Ch. 32 Government Debt and Deficits Topic Six: International Economics Ch. 35 Exchange Rates & the Balance of Payments
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Evaluation will consist of: Class participation as measured by clicker quizzes 5%, On-Line Quizzes: 5% (based on best 5 of 6 results Mid-terms: 45% Final Exam: 45% Weight Date & Time Chapters covered Term Test One 20% Friday Jan. 30 3 – 4.30 pm Ch. 19, 20, 21, 22, and 31 omit section 31.2 Term Test Two 25% Friday March 6 3 – 4.30 pm Ch. 21, 22 23, 24, 25 and 26 Final Exam 45% TBA Ch. 21,22, 23, 24, 25 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 35 There is no deferred test for mid-terms . Students who cannot write either the first or second term test and have an acceptable excuse will have the corresponding weight moved to their final exam. Students should take documentation of illness, family emergency or unavoidable conflict to the Economics Office (P3082). Students should note that other midterms (not at the same time) or being busy are not acceptable reasons for not writing midterms. To write a deferred
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