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Global Maroeconomics

Fall 2009

This site is no longer maintained, as I have taught this course more recently. Please go to my teaching page to find the website for the most recent semester I taught this course.

James Murray, Ph.D.
Office: 403W Wimberly Hall
Office hours: 9:00am-10:00am Monday through Friday.
Phone: 608-785-5140


Practice Exam 1
Practice Exam 2
Practice Exam 3
Additional Practice for Final Exam
Exam 1: Version A, Version B, Version C, Version D
Exam 2: Version A, Version B
Exam 3: Version A, Version B

Aplia Homework

Aplia Website
Aplia Registration Instructions [pdf]

Aplia Homework #1 due on Tuesday, September 15 at 11:30pm.
Aplia Homework on 'Productions Possibilities' due on Friday, September 18 at 11:30pm.
Aplia Homework #2 on Supply and Demand due on Monday, September 28 at 11:30pm.
Aplia Homework #3 on National Income Accounting due on Friday, October 9 at 11:30pm.
Aplia Homework #4 on Measuring Employment due on Wednesday, October 21 at 11:30pm
Aplia Homework #5 on Keynesian Model due on Wednesday, November 11 at 11:30pm
Aplia Homework #6 on AS/AD Model due on Wednesday, November 18 at 11:30pm

Quizzes / In-class Exercises

PPFs and Peanut Butter in Mali
Computing Real GDP and Inflation
Measuring Employment
Keynesian Model
Keynesian Model
AS/AD Model
Fiscal Policy

Supplemental Readings

Thurow, Roger, "Makeshift Cuisinart Makes a Lot Possible in Impoverished Mali", Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2002. (On Desire2Learn)

Parkin, Michael. 2005. Microeconomics, Chapter 7. (On Desire2Learn)

Class Notes

Note: Each set of class notes has two versions: A set of slides that is convenient for viewing and a printer friendly version. DO NOT PRINT THE 'SLIDES', THEY ARE VERY VERY LONG. The printer friendly version has exactly the same content but takes much less pages. You may print the printer friendly version.

September 9: Introduction to Macroeconomics Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

September 16: Supply and Demand Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

September 23: Exchange Rates Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

September 28: Measuring Production and Prices Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

October 9: Measuring Unemployment and Inflation Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

October 14: Economic Growth Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

October 21: Aggregate Expenditure / Keynesian Model Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

November 4: Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

November 16: Fiscal Policy Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

December 9: Monetary Policy Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]