Econ 219 Fall 2006


Instructor: Marius Jurgilas
Office: Monteith 444
Class:
MWF 3PM Family Studies 103
Phone: 486-4443
E-mail:
jurgilas@jurgilas.net

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Office hours:

After/before the class and by appointment.

Course description:
This is an intermediate macroeconomics course. Continuing on the concepts developed in the introductory economics courses you will be gradually introduced to specific details of economic models used in macroeconomics. Special attention will be paid to current developments in the field.

Textbook:
Stephen N. Williamson “Macroeconomics” 2E ISBN: 0-321-24093-6

Exams:
There will be two midterm examinations and one final examination. Midterms are scheduled for the 29th of September and the 3rd of November. Final examination date will be announced in due course.

Grade structure:
 

Midterms – 2x15%
Final – 40%
In class quizzes – 15%
Problem sets – 15%

  • There will be several problem sets given throughout the semester. You are encouraged to work in groups while you should submit your own work only. Late submission of any due work will have a penalty of 20% for each late day.
  • Final exam will be cumulative.

Tutoring:
TBA

   
     
Tentative course structure: Reading: Notes/hw/extras:

28-Aug

Introduction to the course

   

 

 

   

30-Aug

Macroeconomic measurement

Chapter 1  

 

 

   

1-Sep

Macroeconomic measurement

Chapter 2 Lecture 1

 

 

   

 

 

   

4-Sep

No class

   

 

 

   

6-Sep

Business cycles

Chapter 3 Lecture2

 

 

   

8-Sep

Business cycles

  Notes from Prof. C. Zimmermann

 

 

  HW (due 11-Sep):
Prob. 1 from the textbook pp.87
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Alternative HW: Prob. 3 (use HP filter)

 

 

   

11-Sep

Business cycles

   

 

 

   

13-Sep

Consumer and firm behavior

Chapter 4 Lecture 3

 

 

   

15-Sep

Consumer and firm behavior

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

18-Sep

Consumer and firm behavior

  HW: Chapter 4 Problem #2 pp.129
NOT Questions for Review!
 Due 22-Sep

 

 

   

20-Sep

One period macro model

Chapter 5 Lecture 4

 

 

   

22-Sep

One period macro model

  HW Due 25-Sep

 

 

   

 

 

   

25-Sep

One period macro model

  Lecture 5

 

 

   

27-Sep

Review

   

 

 

   

29-Sep

Midterm I

  Midterm I

 

 

   

 

 

   

2-Oct

Two period model

Chapter 8 Lecture 6

 

 

   

4-Oct

Two period model

  Lecture 7

 

 

   

6-Oct

Two period model

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

9-Oct

Real intertemporal model with investment

Chapter 9 HW (announced in class) Due 13-Oct

 

 

  Lecture 8

11-Oct

Real intertemporal model with investment

   

 

 

   

13-Oct

Real intertemporal model with investment

   

16-Oct

Quiz

  HW: Problems 1 and 3 pp. 289-290 in the textbook Due 20-Oct

 

 

   

18-Oct

Modeling growth

   

20-Oct

Modeling growth

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

23-Oct

Modeling growth

  HW: Problem 11 pp. 291 in the textbook Due 27-Oct

 

 

   

25-Oct

Endogenous growth

   

 

 

   

27-Oct

Endogenous growth

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

30-Oct

Endogenous growth

  Lecture 9

 

 

   

1-Nov

Review

  HW: Chapter 9 Questions for Review
Due 1-Nov

 

 

   

3-Nov

Midterm II

Questions for review Midterm II

 

 

   

 

 

   

6-Nov

Market clearing models of the business cycle

   

 

 

   

8-Nov

Market clearing models of the business cycle

Chapter 6 Lecture 10

 

 

   

10-Nov

Monetary intertemporal model

Chapter 10 Lecture 11

 

 

   

 

 

  HW: Chapter 6 Problems 1 and 7 pp. 210
Due 17-Nov

13-Nov

Monetary intertemporal model

   

 

 

   

15-Nov

Monetary intertemporal model QUIZ on Chapter 6

   

 

 

   

17-Nov

no Quiz (moved to Wednesday)

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

20-Nov

No class

   

 

 

   

22-Nov

No class

   

 

 

   

24-Nov

No class

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

27-Nov

Monetary intertemporal model

   

 

 

   

29-Nov

Money inflation and banking

  HW: announced in class Due 1-Dec

 

 

   

1-Dec

Money inflation and banking

Chapter 15 Lecture 12

 

 

   

 

 

   

4-Dec

Money inflation and banking

   

 

 

   

6-Dec

Make up day

   

 

 

   

8-Dec

Review

   

14-Dec

Final Exam FS103 06:00 PM~08:00 PM

Final exam Review for final

First midterm:

Second midterm: