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ECO 120: Global Maroeconomics

Fall 2010

This site is no longer maintained, as I have taught this course more recently.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: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:30pm-3:30pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm-5pm.
Phone: 608-406-4068
E-mail: murray.jame@uwlax.edu

Practice Exams

Practice Exam 1
Practice Exam 2
Practice Exam 3
Exam 1
Exam 2
Exam 3

Homework Assignments

Homework 1: Production Possibilities due Monday, September 20.
Homework 2: End of chapter 3 problems, pages 93-95. Problems 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15.
Homework 3: Exchange Rates due Monday, October 25.
Homework 4: Economic Growth due Monday, November 15.
Homework 5: Exam 3 Review due Monday, November 29.
Homework 6: AS/AD due Monday, December 13.

Quizzes / In-Class Exercises

Wednesday, September 15: PPF In-class Exercise
Monday, September 20: Supply and Demand Quiz
Wednesday, September 22: Supply and Demand In-Class Exercise
Wednesday, September 29: Measuring Production and Prices
Monday, October 18: Exchange Rates
Wednesday, October 27: Labor Markets
Monday, November 16: Keynesian Model
Monday, December 6: AS/AD Model

Supplemental Readings

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

Romer, Paul, "Economic Growth", Concise Encyclopedia of Economics.

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.

Wednesday, September 8: Introduction to Macroeconomics Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

Friday, September 17: Supply and Demand Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

Friday, September 24: Measuring Output and Prices Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

Friday, October 1: Measuring Inflation and Unemployment Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

Wednesday, October 13: Measuring and Predicting Exchange Rates Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

Friday, October 22: Markets for Factors of Production Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

Friday, November 5: Economic Growth Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

Wednesday, November 10: Keynesian Model Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

Wednesday, November 17: Aggregate Supply / Aggregate Demand Model Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]

Wednesday, December 8: Federal Reserve System and Monetary Policy Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf]