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Unformatted text preview: ECON 212 Intermediate Macroeconomics Semester: Spring 2012 Section 001: TR 11:30 am - 12:45 pm Location: White Hall 205 Instructor: Xuejuan Su Office hours: Tuesday 1:00 2:00 pm and Wednesday 3:00-5:00 pm at Rich Bldg. 322B Email address: email@example.com Required textbook: Macroeconomics Updated , 5 th edition 2010 , by Olivier Blanchard Course objective: This course introduces students to the analysis of macro economy as a whole. It emphasizes the interaction between the economy's goods market, financial market and factors market. The material is split into four main parts: First, we provide an overview of the structure of the macro economy and examine the forces determining the short run fluctuations of the economy. Public policies aiming at smoothing the business cycle fluctuations will be our focal interest here. Next, we turn to the medium run and examine how the economic gradually reverts to its long term equilibrium through labor market adjustments. Then we turn to the long run growth prospect of the economy and consider the growth impact of various public policies. Finally, we examine two extensions of the basic model, namely what role expectations play in determining economic outcomes, and how factors in other countries affect the domestic economic outcomes. Prerequisite: It is listed on OPUS that this course requires ECON 101 or BUS 201 and ECON 112 and MATH 111 or MATH 119 or MATH 115 or MATH_OX 180 or MATH_OX 110A/B or equivalent transfer credit as a prerequisite. It is your responsibility to check whether you satisfy the enrollment requirements to take this course. the enrollment requirements to take this course....
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