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Intermediate Macroeconomics

Course Number:

73240


Faculty

Shu Lin Wee, shuwee@andrew.cmu.edu


Ariel Zetlin-Jones, azj@andrew.cmu.edu


Program

Undergraduate Economics


Concentrations

B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Economics, B.S. in Economics and Statistics, B.S. in Economics and Mathematical Sciences, Additional Major in Economics, Additional Major in Economics and Statistics, Required


Course Description

Through macroeconomic models built upon microeconomic foundations, insights are developed into economic growth processes and business cycles.  Topics include aggregation and measurement, national income, business cycle measurement, economic welfare theorems and social inefficiencies, the effect of government fiscal policy upon employment and productivity, and the relationship between investment, interest rates and economic growth. Minimum grade standard of "C" applies of only to economics courses.

Format

Lecture: 160 min/wk and Recitation: 50min/wk


Textbook

S.D.Williamson, "Macroeconomics" (5th edition), Prentice Hall, 2010.


Pre-requisites

(21120 OR 21256) AND (73100) AND (73230)