Econ_1102_Syllabus

Econ_1102_Syllabus - University of Minnesota Fall 2007...

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University of Minnesota Fall 2007 Economics 1102 Principles of Macroeconomics Lecture 30: Blegen Hall 205, 5:00-7:30 PM Wednesday Recitation 31: Blegen Hall 255, 7:30-8:20 PM Wednesday Instructor : Justin Barnette Office: 1175 Heller Hall Phone: (612) 624-6084 Office hours: Monday 5:00 – 6:00PM, Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00PM & by appointment E-mail: barnette@econ.umn.edu Homepage: www.econ.umn.edu/~barnette/1102Fall2007/index.htm Note on Communication : The best way to contact me is through email. I will try to respond to emails within 24 hours. Additionally, I will contact the class occasionally by email. Teaching Assistant : Chun Xia Office: 975 Heller Hall Phone: 612.625.1023 Office hours: Tuesday 2:00 – 4:00PM & by appointment Email: summers@econ.umn.edu Course Description: Econ 1102 is an introductory course in economics. It acquaints students with the basic tools in macroeconomics including opportunity cost, debts, inflation, unemployment, role of central banks, saving and investment, budgets, budget and trade deficits, GDP, exchange rates, and fiscal and monetary policies. Basic macroeconomic tools and concepts are essential in understanding the "economic way of thinking" in a world with country interdependencies, multinational firms, and an increasingly open global economy. The concepts offer important insights into a variety of social, economic, and country interactions. We try to emphasize the fact that economic problems can be viewed from many angles, and can be remedied in different ways, depending on the existing conditions and the underlying philosophy. Economic problems are presented not in an isolationist context, but in an open and global setting, and almost all current economic decisions are made in the context of a global framework. Furthermore, five guest lectures from foreign countries will reinforce
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