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Unformatted text preview: Macroeconomics ECON 2301 Spring 2009 Marilyn Spencer, Ph.D. Professor of Economics Chapter 7 Assignment Deadline in Assignment Deadline in One Week!!! One Week!!! Tuesday, March 3 everyone will be turning in an assignment, BEFORE CLASS STARTS : Junior Achievement : Teacher Confirmation Form (pink sheets), signed by the teacher Economics in the News : First Research Paper, emailed to marilyn.spencer@tamucc.edu Extra Credit Opportunity #4 Extra Credit Opportunity #4 Watch a recording, read a transcript, or read a news story, of Treasury Secretary Geithners new bank bailout plan. Summarize the most important parts, in 50- 100 words (neednt be in complete sentences). Email this summary to me by Thurs., Feb. 26 at marilyn.spencer@tamucc.edu , for up to 4 points of extra credit. Extra Credit Opportunity #5 Extra Credit Opportunity #5 Read a thorough news article that explains the provisions of the stimulus bill that President Obama just signed. Summarize the most important parts, in 100-150 words (neednt be in complete sentences). Email this summary to me by Thurs., Feb. 26 at marilyn.spencer@tamucc.edu , for up to 4 points of extra credit. Extra Credit Opportunity #6 Extra Credit Opportunity #6 Read a thorough news article that explains the provisions of the mortgage bailout plan for home owners. Summarize the most important parts, in 50-100 words (neednt be in complete sentences). Email this summary to me by Thurs., Mar. 5, at marilyn.spencer@tamucc.edu , for up to 4 points of extra credit. Chapter 7: The Macroeconomy: Unemployment, Inflation, and Deflation Learning Objectives 1. Distinguish between average tax rates and marginal tax rates 2. Explain the structure of the U.S. income tax system 3. Understand the key factors influencing the relationship between tax rates and the tax revenues governments collect Learning Objectives (cont'd) 4. Explain how the taxes governments levy on purchases of goods and services affect market prices and equilibrium quantities 5. Understand how the Social Security system works and explain the nature of the problems it poses for todays students Extra Credit Opportunity #4 Extra Credit Opportunity #4 Watch a recording, read a transcript, or read a news story, of Treasury Secretary Geithners new bank bailout plan. Summarize the most important parts, in 50- 100 words (neednt be in complete sentences). Email this summary to me by Thurs., Feb. 26 at marilyn.spencer@tamucc.edu , for up to 4 points of extra credit. Extra Credit Opportunity #5 Extra Credit Opportunity #5 Read a thorough news article that explains the provisions of the stimulus bill that President Obama just signed....
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