Home Page for Macroeconomic Theory Honors (ECON2204)

 

Spring 2018

 

SYLLABUS
Here you will find the course syllabus with important dates and course requirements.

 

CHAPTER SUPPLEMENTS
Here you will find a table of contents for the supplements that I have prepared to accompany the text chapters. Please read the ones listed on the syllabus, and we will discuss some of them in class. You can access these supplements on Google drive using the secure link I've provided.

 

PROBLEMS SETS (Problems are from end of chapters in Mankiw, 9th edition. Answers will be posted on due date)

#1.  Due on Thursday, January 25, Chapter 2 #2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 11 (on pages 44-45); Chapter 3 #2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, and 12 (on pages 78-80).

Answers to Problem Set #1

 
#2.  Due on Thursday, February 8: Chapter 4 #2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9 (on pages 102-103); Chapter 5 #1, 2, 3, and 4 (on pages 133-34) and Appendix problem #1 (on page 137); Chapter 6 #2, 4, 7, 9, and 11 (on pages 170-172) and Appendix problem #1 (on page 182).

Answers to Problem Set #2

 

#3.  Due on Tuesday, February 20: Chapter 7 #2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 (on pages 209-10); Chapter 8 #1, 3, and 8 (on pages 239-40); Chapter 9 #1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7 (on pages 267-69) and Appendix problems #2 and 3 (on page 279).

Answers to Problem Set #3

 

#4.  Due on Thursday, March 22 (originally due March 15): Chapter 10 #1, 2, and 3 (on pages 308-309); Chapter 11 #1, 2,  3, 4, 5, and 6 (on pages 335-36), Chapter 12 #1, 3, 4, 6, and 8 (on pages 362-65); Chapter 13 #2, 4, 5, 6, and 8 (on pages 400-401) and Appendix problems #1, 2, 3, and 4 (on pages 406-407).

Answers to Problem Set #4


#5.  Due on Tuesday, April 3: Chapter 14 # 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8 (on pages 432-34) and Appendix problem #1 (on page 438); Chapter 16 # 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 9  (on pages 504-505); Chapter 17 #1, 3, 5, and 6 (on pages 529-30).

Answers to Problem Set #5


#6.  Due on Thursday, April 19: Chapter 15 #1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 (on pages 462-63); and simulation model exercises, using dynamic AD/AS model available at: Excel Simulation Spreadsheet.

Answers to Problem Set #6
Answers to Simulation Model Exercises


#7.  Due on Tuesday, May 1: Chapter 18 # 1 and 3 (on page 550), Appendix problem #1 (on page 553); Chapter 19 #1, 3, and 4 (on page 579); Chapter 20 #1, 2, 3, and 4 (on page 605).
Answers to Problem Set #7



OTHER SUPPLEMENTARY READINGS:

 

"Our Friend, The Trade Deficit," Washington Post, May 21, 1999.

 

JP Morgan Research Economic Weekly and Data Calendar
Here you will find a very useful weekly update on the state of the economy (pdf format).



DYNAMIC AGGREGATE DEMAND AND DYNAMIC AGGREGATE SUPPLY MODEL


Download Excel Simulation Spreadsheet



SLIDES TO ACCOMPANY THE LECTURES

 

Chapter 1 PDF

 

Chapter 2 PDF

 

Chapter 3 PDF

 

Chapter 4 PDF

 
Chapter 5 PDF

 

Chapter 6 PDF

 

Chapter 7 PDF

 

Chapter 8 PDF

 

Chapter 9 PDF

 

Chapter 10 PDF

 

Chapter 11 PDF

 

Chapter 12 PDF

 

Chapter 13 PDF  

 

Chapter 14 PDF   see also  "What's Behind the Decline in the NAIRU?" (pdf format)

 

Chapter 15 PDF

 

Chapter 16 PDF    

 

Chapter 17 PDF

 

Chapter 18 PDF

 

Chapter 19 PDF  see also Social Security Class Lecture and Social Security Forum


Chapter 20 PDF

Policy Response to Crisis PDF



Mankiw Textbook Site 

You may find the Flashcards and Quizzes on the Mankiw textbook site to be of use in your studying.  I also encourage you to take a look at the Presidential Game, Data Plotter, Macro Models, Student Tutorials, and Animated Graphs.