Campion Hall 200
Tuesday, 10:30am to 12:00pm
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This course provides an introduction to the modern theory and practice of macroeconomics. It covers a variety of the central 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.
This is the main syllabus.
Notes on topics not fully covered in textbook.
Past exams give guidance on exam format. WARNING: Topics covered are not exactly the same each semester.
Lecture Topics and Readings:
Below is a detailed list of the topics we will cover and the readings associated with each lecture. This listing will be updated according to our progress and I will point out changes in class.