COURSE OUTLINE: ECON-002 Principles of Macroeconomics

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Week 1

January

8, 10

(January 10 is a Sunday Schedule)

Review of Microeconomic Concepts

Macroeconomics: The Big Picture

Text: Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6

Review of Microeconomic Concepts

Chapter 6 Lecture – Macroeconomics: The Big Picture     (PPT)
LinkS: Bureau of Economic Analysis      Qatar Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics

Week 2

January

13, 15

GDP and the CPI: Tracking the Macroeconomy

Text: Chapters 6 and 7

Chapter 7 Lecture -  GDP AND THE CPI: TRACKING THE MACROECONOMY     (PPT)

LinkS: Bureau of Economic Analysis      Qatar Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics

Week 3

January

20, 22

Unemployment and Inflation

Text: Chapters 6 

Chapter 8 Lecture –uNEMPLOYMENT AND INFLATION     (PPT)

LinkS:  Bureau of Labor Statistics     Qatar Unemployment Rate

Week 4

January

27, 29

Long-run Economic Growth

Text: Chapter 7

Chapter 9 Lecture –LONG-RUn ECONOMIC GROWTH     (PPT)

Week 5

February

3, 5

Long-run Economic Growth Continued

Catching - Up time and Review for Exam 1

Exam 1 (Thursday, February 7 from 3:40PM to 5:00PM) in Room 0A11

Week 6

February

10, 12

Savings, Investment Spending, and the Financial System

Text: Chapter 10

Chapter 10 Lecture - Savings, Investment Spending, and the Financial System    (PPT)

Week 7

February

17, 19

Income and Expenditure

Text: Chapter 11

Chapter 11 Lecture - Income and Expenditure     (PPT)

Week 8

February

24, 26

Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

Text: Chapter 12

Chapter 12 Lecture - Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply     (PPT)

Week 9, March 3-7 (Spring Break)

WEEK 10

 March

10, 12

Fiscal Policy

Text: Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Lecture - Fiscal Policy      (PPT)

Videos: Supply-Side EconomicS 101    

WEEK 11

 March

17, 19

Catching-up Time and Review for Exam 

 

Exam 1 (Thursday, March 21 from 3:40PM to 5:00PM) in Room 0A11

Last day to withdraw is March 21

WEEK 12

March

24, 26

Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve System

Text: Chapter 14

Chapter 14 Lecture- Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve System     (PPT)

WEEK 13

March 31

April 2

Monetary Policy

Text: Chapter 15

Chapter 15 Lecture - Monetary Policy     (PPT)

Videos: THE Economy is SO bad     Quantitative Easing Explained         Fear the boom and bust

WEEK 14

April

7, 9

Inflation, Disinflation, and Deflation

Text: Chapter 16

Chapter 16 Lecture – Inflation, Disinflation, and Deflation     (PPT)

Links:   Federal Reserve System

Week 15

April

14, 16

Macroeconomics: Events and Ideas

Chapter 17 Lecture – Macroeconomics: Events and Ideas     (PPT)

Week 15

April

23

Review Day

Review Day

Exam Period

FINAL EXAM

Final Exam (Saturday, April 27 from 9:00AM to 11:00AM) in Room 0A11