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)     Nominal versus Real interest Rates

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

Savings, Investment Spending, and the Financial System

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

Review for Exam 1

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

Week 6

February

10

Savings, Investment Spending, and the Financial System

Text: Chapter 10

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

Video: Loanable Funds

Week 7

February

17, 19

Income and Expenditure

Text: Chapter 11

Chapter 11 Lecture - Income and Expenditure     (PPT)     Understanding the Multiplier

Week 8

February

24, 26

Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

Text: Chapter 12

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

Video: Aggregate Demand     Aggregate Supply     Shifts in Aggregate Supply and Demand

Week 9, March 3-7 (Spring Break)

WEEK 10

 March

10, 12

Fiscal Policy

Text: Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Lecture - Fiscal Policy     (PPT)

Videos: Fiscal Policy       

WEEK 11

 March

17, 19

Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve System

Review for Exam 

Text: Chapter 14

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

Videos: Banks and the Banking System     

Exam 2 (Thursday, March 21 from 3:40PM to 5:00PM) in Room 0A11

Last day to withdraw is March 21

WEEK 12

March 26

NO CLASS ON MARCH 24

Group Presentations on Fiscal Policy

Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve System

Group Presentations on Fiscal Policy

Text: Chapter 14

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

WEEK 13

March 31

April 2

Monetary Policy

Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve System Continued

Text: Chapters 14 and 15

Chapter 14 Lecture- MONEY, BANKING, AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM     (PPT)

Chapter 15 Lecture - Monetary Policy     (PPT)

Videos:   Opportunity Cost of Money     Monetary Policy

Additional Videos: The Economy is So bad     Quantitative Easing Explained         Fear the Boom and Bust

Links: Federal Reserve System

WEEK 14

April

7, 9

Group Presentations on Monetary Policy

Inflation, Disinflation, and Deflation

Group Presentations on Monetary Policy

Text: Chapter 16

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

Week 15

April

14, 16

Macroeconomics: Events and Ideas Review

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

Videos:   Macroeconomic Schools     Supply-Side Economics 101

Week 16

April 23

NO CLASS

Exam Period

FINAL EXAM

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