COURSE OUTLINE: ECON-002 Principles of Macroeconomics

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Week 1

January

7, 9

(January 9 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

12, 14

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

19, 21

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

26, 28

Long-run Economic Growth

Text: Chapter 7

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

Week 5

February

2, 4

Savings, Investment Spending, and the Financial System

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

Video: Loanable Funds

Review for Exam 1

Exam 1 (Thursday, February 6 from 3:40PM to 5:00PM) in Room 0A11, OA12, and OA13

Week 6

February  9

NO CLASS

Week 7

February

16, 18

Income and Expenditure

Text: Chapter 10 continued and Chapter 11

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

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

Week 8

February

23, 25

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 1 - 5 (Spring Break)

WEEK 10

 March

8, 10

Fiscal Policy

Text: Chapter 13

Chapter 13 Lecture - Fiscal Policy     (PPT)

Videos: Fiscal Policy       

WEEK 11

 March

15, 17

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 19 from 3:40PM to 5:00PM) in Room 0A11 OA12, and OA13

WEEK 12

March 22, 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 29, 31

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

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WEEK 14

April

5, 7

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

NO CLASS

 

Week 16

April 19, 21

Macroeconomics: Events and Ideas Review

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

Videos:   Macroeconomic Schools     Supply-Side Economics 101

Exam Period

FINAL EXAM

Final Exam