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Course Page for EC 202: Macroeconomic Theory (Spring 2014)

Date and Time:
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30-11:45am

Course Location: 
Cushing 335

Office Hours: 
Tuesday, 2:30-3:30pm
Thursday, 9:00-10:00am
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Brief Description:

This course provides an introduction to the modern theory and practice of macroeconomics. It covers a variety of classic questions in macroeconomics including: What are the determinants of long-run economic growth? Why do economies regularly experience booms and recessions? Why is there unemployment? What determines the value of money in an economy? The course focuses particular attention on how macroeconomic policy (monetary and fiscal) affects outcomes in these dimensions, and on using the tools of the field to evaluate alternative policy responses to current events.

Course Syllabus:
This is the main syllabus.  Here is a detailed list of lecture topics and reading assignments

Problem Sets:
Problem Set 1            Solutions  (Blackboard login required.)
Problem Set 2            Solutions  (Blackboard login required.)
Problem Set 3            Solutions  (Blackboard login required.) 
Problem Set 4            Solutions  (Blackboard login required.)
Problem Set 5            Solutions  (Blackboard login required.)
Problem Set 6            Please see final section of course notes (below) for solutions.

Course Notes:
Notes designed to supplement lecture materials on topics not fully covered in textbook. Past exams may provide some guidance regarding exam style/format.