Principles of Macroeconomics
Assoc. Prof. Chris Ball
Office phone: +1 203 582 8745
Office Location: 4th Floor Rocky Top Student Center
QU Course Number: EC 112
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Room TH 116
This website is primarily for those students in my Spring 2023 EC 112 Principles of Macroeconomics course at Quinnipiac University. While the focus is on serving my students, I'm posting it publicly so anyone with an interest in macroeconomics can access it. Enjoy!
Syllabus for Fall 2023
Section 1: Macroeconomic Foundations
Chapter 8 - GDP: Measuring Total Production and Income
Chapter 9 - Unemployment and Inflation
Section 2: Keys to Long-Run Growth
Chapter 10 – Economic Growth, the Financial System, and Business Cycles
Chapter 11 – Long-Run Economic Growth: Sources and Policies
EXAM 1 - Thursday March 2nd
Section 3: Short-Run Fluctuations
Chapter 12 - Aggregate Expenditure and Output in the Short Run
Appendix: The Algebra of Macroeconomic Equilibrium
Chapter 13 - Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply Analysis
Extra Credit AS-AD Homework
Extra Credit AS-AD Homework ANSWER KEY
EXAM 2 - Tuesday April 11th
Section 4: Money and Banking
Chapter 14 - Money, Banks, and the Federal Reserve System
Chapter 15 - Monetary Policy
Section 5: Monetary and Fiscal Policy
Chapter 16 - Fiscal Policy
Appendix - A Closer Look at the Multiplier
Chapter 17 - Inflation, Unemployment and Federal Reserve Policy
This course will use 2 resources 100%:
QU BlackBoard and Peason's MyLab.
Required for this course:
MyLab. Pearson's Online Resource, is called MyLab. ALL of your homework and exams will be done on MyLab. MyLab includes an e-book.
QU BlackBoard. I'll maintain links to this site and to Pearson via BlackBoard. I will manage your grades in BlackBoard as well.
You can access MyLab through QU Blackboard.
Optional Physical Textbook:
This is a great book. I highly recommend you buy it if you (a) prefer physical books (I personally find it convenient even with all the online resources) or (b) enjoy economics and/or plan to major or minor. It even has an introductory review of microeconomics, so it's quite a nice single-source reference to keep.
But, you will have access to the e-book through MyLab. So, if you are happy with that, you can just use the e-book. Totally your choice.