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Intermediate Macroeconomics
FALL 2023

Assoc. Prof. Chris Ball

Email: christopher.ball@qu.edu

Office phone: +1 203 582 8745

Office Location: 4th Floor Rocky Top Student Center

 

QU Course Number: EC 212

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time:  11:00 - 12:15 PM

Location:  CCE 209

Office Hours: TBD and As Needed

 

Fall 2023 Syllabus: download

OPTIONAL Books for the course

  1. Mankiw, Macroeconomics, 11th Edition by MacMillan PressThis is "the" standard macro textbook. Very good and well written.​  I'll reference it and use some sections, but it's optional.

  2. Garin-Lester-Sims, Intermediate Macroeconomics by Julio Garin, Robert Lester and Eric Sims. ("GLS Macro").  This is a truly modern macro textbook that is really more of an "advanced undergraduate" macro book than an "intermediate" book. The authors' site is here in case they update.

Outline, Notes and Readings

For this course, I mostly use my own notes. I will reference the Mankiw text and will also provide links to the relevant GLS chapters as well.

MODULE 1: Review and Macro on the Island

​​EXAM 1 (Tuesday, October 3, 2023)

Relevant Practice Problems

PS 01 AS AD and Time Paths Forward and Backward

PS 02 Setup and Agg Production Fall 2023

PS 03 Agg and Disagg Production Fall 2023

MODULE 2: Distribution of Income and the Solow Model of Growth

 

EXAM 2: Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Relevant Practice Problems

PS 04 NeoClassical Thry of Dist 2023

PS 05 Solow Growth Model 2023

 

MODULE 3: Macroeconomic Policy

EXAM 3: TBD, 2023

Relevant Practice Problems

PS 06 Gov Budgets Constraints and Deficits

PS 07 Money and Birth of Money

PS 08 The Real Money Market and Policy

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