Syllabus (1/21/2010) 10408 ECON 2020-012 Principles Of Macroeconomics Spring 2010

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Syllabus (1/21/2010) 10408 ECON 2020-012 Principles Of Macroeconomics Spring 2010
Rudiger von Arnim, Rudiger.VonArnim@economics.utah.edu, Office OSH # 339A, Dept. of Economics,
Univ. of Utah; Lecture hours: Tuesday and Thursday 2 – 3:20pm
BEH S 102
Office hours: Tuesday and
Thursday 10:30am – 12pm and by appointment TA: Ahmad Borazan
ab1982@gmail.com

Starting 1/19/2010, lecture location has been changed to BEH S 102.

Course description: The course introduces you to the principles of macroeconomics. We consider national
and international economic issues relating to government policy, institutional structure, and economic
stability. You will learn basic models of growth, as well as how policymakers promote stability in
employment and inflation through goverment spending and monetary policy.
Readings: Textbook – Krugman/Wells “Macroeconomics,” 2
nd
edition. The textbook can be purchased
from the university’s bookstore. Other readings (i.e., newspaper articles) will be supplied as necessary.
Requirements: In-class midterm and (cumulative) final examination, each counting 25% towards the final
grade; regular assignments contribute 50% towards the final grade.
UBlackboard Online: We will use Blackboard for assessments as well as announcements. Course
assessments – except for in-class exams and possible extra assignments – will be posted by me and
answered by you on Blackboard. Course assessments will be available for a sufficient but limited period of
time. For all these reasons, it is required to regularly check for updates as well as e-mail on Blackboard.

Course Schedule:
Topics Reading

Week 1 – 2
Jan 12 – 21

Part 1 & 2
Introduction
Supply and Demand

Chapters 1 – 4

Week 3 – 5
Jan 26 – Feb 11

Part 3
Introduction to Macro
Tracking the Macroeconomy
Unemployment and Inflation

Chapter 6 – 8

Week 6 and 7
Feb 16 – 25

Part 4
Growth, Savings and Investment

Chapters 9 – 10

Week 8 – 10
Mar 2 – Mar 16

Part 5
Income and Expenditure
Aggregate Demand and Supply

Chapters 11 – 12

Mar 18

Midterm Examination
Followed by Spring Break


Week 11 – 15
(Mar 30 – Apr 27)

Part 6
Stabilization, Fiscal and Monetary
Policy; Inflation, Disinflation and
Deflation
(We will spend some time on Part 7 and
8, pending time.)

Chapters 13 – 16

Apr 30
Watch for the date; this is not
regular class time!

Final Examination
Friday April 30 2010, 1 – 3pm
BUC 212

In-class & Cumulative!