ECON 2012 Principles of Macroeconomics

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ECON 2012

Principles of Macroeconomics


Laura Argys

Syllabus

Professor Laura Argys



Office: Lawrence Street Center 460F


Email: Laura.Argys@cudenver.edu


Office Hrs: TR 9
-
10 and by appt.


Website:
www.econ.cudenver.edu/argys


Office Phone: 556
-
3949



TAs: Michelle McCown and Hamdan Osman

Office: Lawrence Street Center 460


Email:
Michellemccown@hotmail.com



Office Hrs: TBA



COURSE OBJECTIVES.
The objective of this course is to familiarize students
with the vocabulary and graphical tools of economists so that they can evaluate
the economic issues and policies currently affecting their lives. We focus on the
problems of inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. In this context, we
will examine the actions that the government may take to address these
problems
--

monetary and fiscal policy.



REQUIRED TEXT.

Macroeconomics
,

6th edition, David Colander,

Homewood IL: McGraw
-
Hill Irwin Inc, 2005.



Grading Policy


12 Homework Assignments


100


Homework


In
-
class assignments


Quizzes

(10 points each


count your 10 best)



3 “Midterm” exams


300


1 Cumulative final

(Count your 3 best exams)


_____________________________

Total points



400





360
-

400 points A







320
-

359 points B







280
-

319 points C







240
-

279 points D







below 240 points F


Plus and minus grades will be
added within 5 points of each
grade cut
-
off.

Incomplete Grades follow Economics Department Policy





ACADEMIC DIFFICULTIES.

If you are having problems at any
point during the semester, please come and see me or call.
Problems are always more easily solved if dealt with early.






ACADEMIC INTEGRITY.

Students are expected to submit only
their own work. Plagiarism and cheating (as defined in the
University catalog) will not be tolerated, and I expect students to
adhere to the University policies regarding academic ethics.
Violations may result in an F in the course.





STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.
Please contact me if special
accommodations are necessary.

Fall 2006 Registration and Academic Deadlines





August 24, 2006

(midnight) Last day to be added to the wait
-
list for a closed course.



August 24


September 6, 2006

Students are responsible for verifying an accurate fall 2006
registration via the SMART registration system. Students are NOT notified of their wait
-
list status
by the University when they are added to a class or dropped from the waitlist. All students must
check their schedules prior to September 6, 2006 for accuracy.





August 31, 2006

(midnight) Last day to add courses via the web SMART registration system.



September 6, 2006

(5:00 pm) Last day to
add

rostered courses without a written petition for a
late add.
This is an
absolute

deadline
. This deadline does not apply to independent study,
internships, and late
-
starting modular courses.


September 6, 2006

(5:00 pm) Last day to
drop

a fall 2006 course for a full tuition refund and no
transcript notation.
This is an
absolute

deadline.


September 6, 2006

(5:00 pm) Last day for undergraduates and graduates to apply for December
2006
graduation
.
This is an
absolute
deadline.


September 6, 2006

(5:00 pm) Last day to request
pass/fail or no credit

option.
This is an
absolute

deadline.




October 30, 2006
(5:00 pm) Last day for
NON
-
CLAS students to drop a fall 2006 course

without a
petition to their home college and receiving their Dean’s approval.



November 10, 2006
(5:00 pm) Last day for
CLAS students to drop a fall 2006 course
. Treated
as an
absolute

deadline. A petition and Dean’s approval required.


November 10, 2006
(5:00 pm) Last day to
withdraw (drop all courses)

without a written petition.
Dean’s approval required after this date.

Exam Schedule



MIDTERM EXAM # 1
--

Chapters 1
-

5






Thursday, September 21




MIDTERM EXAM # 2
--

Chapters 6
-

9






Tuesday, October 24



MIDTERM EXAM # 3
--

Chapters 10
-

12







Thursday, November 30



FINAL EXAM Cumulative







December 12 or 14


Chapter 1
--

Introduction


Economics:
The study of how human beings coordinate their
wants and desires, given the decision
-
making mechanisms, social
customs and political realities of the society. (Colander p. 4)



The study of decision
-
making under constraints (i.e. when resources
are scarce).



Scarcity


when there is less of something than a society would like if it were
free.

Microeconomics and Macroeconomics



Microeconomics
--

the study of individual choice and
how it is affected by economic forces


Income


Time



Macroeconomics


the study of the economy as a whole
(unemployment, inflation, business cycles, growth)


Resource allocation



Economic Terminology


Economic Reasoning


MB > MC


Opportunity Cost


value of the next best alternative
forgone.


Economic Institutions


Economic Insights


Models


Supply and demand


Predictions


Economic Policy Options
(Actions taken by government)


Positive Economics:


what is, and how the economy works


potentially provable


Normative Economics:


what the goals of the economy should be


an opinion

Next Class


Review Graphing (Appendix A)



Introduce the production possibilities curve
(Chapter 2)



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