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ECO 120: Global Macroeconomics

Winter 2011


This site is no longer maintained, as I have taught this course more recently.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.
Instructor:
James Murray, Ph.D.
Office: 403W Wimberly Hall
Office hours: Class Days 1:00pm-2:00pm.
Phone: 608-406-4068
E-mail: murray.jame@uwlax.edu

Exams

Practice Exam 1
Practice Exam 2


Homework

Homework 1, Due Tuesday, January 4: Production Possibilities
Homework 2, Due Tuesday, January 4: End of chapter 3 problems, pages 93-95. Problems 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15.
Homework 3, Due Wednesday, January 5: End of chapter 7 problems, pages 230-233. Problems 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 2.7, 3.3, 3.6.
Homework 4, Due Thursday, January 6: Market for Currencies
Homework 5, Due Tuesday, January 11: Economic Growth
Homework 6, Due Wednesday, January 12: End of chapter 11 problems, pages 375-379. Problems 2.4, 3.11, 4.3, 4.5, 4.7.


In-class Exercises

Monday, January 3: Supply and Demand
Tuesday, January 4: Mali and Peanut Butter
Tuesday, January 4: Measuring Production and Prices
Wednesday, January 5: Measuring Employment, BLS Employment Sitation Decemeber 3 Press Release
Wednesday, January 5: Market for Currencies
Thursday, January 6: Market for Labor
Monday, January 10: Exam 1 Retake
Monday, January 10: Economic Growth
Tuesday, January 11: Keynesian Model
Wednesday, January 12: Aggregate Supply and Demand


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.

Monday, January 3: Introduction to Economics / Production Possibilities
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Monday, January 3: Supply and Demand
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Tuesday, January 4: Measuring Production and Prices
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Tuesday, January 4: Measuring Employment and Prices
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Wednesday, January 5: Market for Currencies
Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf].

Thursday, January 7: Market for Factors of Production
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Monday, January 10: Economic Growth
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Tuesday, January 11: Keynesian Model
Slides [pdf], Printer Friendly [pdf].

Tuesday, January 11: Aggregate Supply / Aggregate Demand
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Wednesday, January 12: Monetary Policy
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