Intermediate Macroeconomics
FALL 2022

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:  2:00 - 3:15 PM

Location:  College of Arts & Sciences 1, 219

Office Hours: TBD and As Needed

 

Fall 2022 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.

EXAM 1 (Tuesday, October 4, 2022)

Relevant Practice Problems

PP 01 Setup and Aggregate Production

PP 02 Agg and Disaggregate Production

PP Production Possibilities Frontiers

PP Money and Birth of Money

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EXAM 2: Thursday, November 3, 2022

Relevant Practice Problems

PP Utility Maximization

PP Distribution of Income

EXAM 3: December 8th, 2022

Relevant Practice Problems

PP Solow Growth Model

PP Money and Money Markets 2022