Econ 219 Spring 2005

Textbook: N. Gregory Mankiw "Macroeconomics" 5e


Instructor:
Marius Jurgilas
Office: Mont 444
Class:
M/W/F 10AM Mont, 441
Phone: 486-443
E-mail:
marius.jurgilas@uconn.edu

 


Office hours:
After class and by appointment.

Exams:

There will be two midterm examinations and one final examination. Midterms are scheduled for the 16th of February and the 30th of March. Final examination date will be announced in due course.


Grade structure:

Midterms 2x20%
Final 40%
Problem sets 15%
Preparation 5%

 

 
  • Your preparation grade will reflect your attendance and overall preparation for the class.
  • 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.

Course structure:

Notes:

Introduction:
 
The science of macroeconomics Ch 1  
The data of macroeconomics Ch 2  

Classical theory:
 
National income Ch 3  
Money and inflation Ch 4, Ch 18  
Open economy Ch 5 02-07-2005    02-09-2005   
Unemployment Ch 6 02-11-2005   HW1Solutions 02-23-2005

Midterm February 16th
Practice
Midterm (with the answer key)

Business cycle theory:

Labor unions
Introduction to Economic fluctuations Ch 9 02-25-2005
Aggregate demand I Ch 10 02-28-2005 03-02-2005 Practice/HW
Aggregate demand II Ch 11 Chapter 11 notes HW problem #7Answer
Aggregate demand in open economy  Ch 12 Chapter 12 notes


Midterm March 30th


Practice/HW

 

 
Aggregate supply  Ch 13 Chapter 13 notes

Growth theory:
 
Economic growth I Ch. 7 Chapter 7 notes
Economic growth II Ch. 8 Chapter 8 notes

If we have time:

 
Advances in Business Cycle Theory Ch. 19 Chapter 19 notes

Final Exam May 5th

Practice (Ch13, 7, 8 and 19)
Final exam is cumulative !!! Final exam
   

One comment:


I've been accused of giving too low grades for this particular class (somebody said the average was D).
Here are the ACTUAL final grades:

C-
C+
C
X
C
C
B+
A-
B-
B+
B
C+
C
A
A-
C+
B-
A-
A
B
C+
D+
F (did not show up for the midterm)
B
A
C-
B-
B+
X
A-
C+
C+
C+
D+
B-

The average is B- (2.7 in GPA units).