Intermediate Macroeconomics

Spring 2021

Assoc. Prof. Chris Ball

Economics Department


Office phone: +1 203 582 8745

Office Location: 4th Floor Rocky Top Student Center

QU Course Number: EC 212

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time:  12:30 - 1:45 PM

Location:  TH 318

Office Hours: TBD and As Needed

QU Covid Message: play the linked video

Spring 2021 - MODULE 1: The Basic Island Economy

Part I: Introducing the Island

1-Pager Summary for Part 1: Key Lessons

Part II: Adding Capital

  • Adding Capital to productoin

  • Optimal Allocations for Output: Concave Functions in Economics

  • Transaction Costs and Institutions

    • Lecture Notes: HO 05 Transaction Costs

CURRENTLY everything below here is copied and pasted from 2020. I'll use most of the same material, but will update it soon and make new problem sets.

Spring 2021 - MODULE 2: The Solow Growth Model

Solow Model Basics

Solow Model with Population Growth

Solow Model with Technological Progress

Evalutating the Solow Models in terms of GDP per Capita

Syllabus and Other Material

EC 212 Spring 2021 Syllabus: download

Textbook for the course: Mankiw, Macroeconomics, 10th Edition by MacMillan Press

Side Readings for Fun

(related to topics asked about in class)

Additional Reading

Early Trade Structures


The Economics of TIME


Gary Becker's 1965 Classic (Optional)

  • "A Theory of the Allocation of Time," by Gary Becker, The Economic Journal. September 1965.

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