CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
|Course Title: Principles of Macroeconomics||Course Number: ECON 202|
|Prerequisite: ECON 101 or 201||Instructor: Prof. Ghosh|
|Quarter:||Office: SS 427|
|Day/Time:||Office Hours: To be announced.|
|Office Phone: 963-1014|
This course will introduce you to basic ecnomic principles that seek to explain the behavior of aggregate variables such as the level of prices, national income and output, unemployment, interest rates, exchange rates, and the money supply. the course will provide you with the basic economic literacy to be informed citizens in today's complex world.
The Principles of Macroeconomics course will encourage student development of:
Students will be responsible for learning on their own from the text, study guide and lecture notes. Study groups are usually very useful for such courses. Memorizing passages from the book will prove absolutely fruitless. The recommended learning strategy is to spend most of your time solving problems like those in the text, and study guide.
There are four exams. We will decide on the date and time of this later. In addition to the four exams there will be quizzes. The lowest 25 percent of the score, earned in the four exams, may be substituted with the average score earned on ALL the quizzes.
Make-up exams will be given ONLY under the MOST COMPELLING circumstances and I must be notified WELL BEFORE the scheduled date.
McConnell and Brue, Economics, 15th Edition, 2001.
Walstad & Bingham, Study Guide, 13th Edition, 1993.
SEQUENCE OF READINGS:
|Readings in Text||Topics|
|Ch. 1||Basic Themes|
|Ch. 1, Appendix||Basic Tools|
|Ch. 2 & 4||The Economizing Problem, Ideology and "ISMS"|
|Ch. 3||Supply and Demand|
|Ch. 5||The Mixed Economy|
|>||The Global Economy|
|Ch. 7||National Income Accounting|
|Ch. 8||Unemployment and Inflation|
|Ch. 11||Aggregate Demand & Aggregate Supply|
|Ch. 9 & 10||The Keynesian Model|
|Ch. 12||Fiscal Policy|
|Ch. 13 & 14||Money and Banking/Federal Reserve Bank|
|Ch. 15||Monetary Policy|
|Ch. 16, 17 & 18||Policy Debates, Inflation-Unemployment Tradeoffs, Business Cycles and Deficits|
|Ch. 37 & 38||The International Economy|