Week 1: Introduction to Macroeconomics

Resources

  1. Overview of what is economics, macroeconomics: Krugman and Wells Module 1
  2. Production possibilities frontier: Krugman and Wells Module 2
  3. Wall Street Journal, "Makeshift Cuisinart Makes a Lot Possible in Impoverished Mali." Posted on Canvas
  4. Class Slides

Exercises

Week 2: Supply and Demand

Resources

  1. Demand: Krugman and Wells Module 5
  2. Supply: Krugman and Wells Module 6
  3. Equilibrium: Krugman and Wells Module 7
  4. Class Slides

Exercises

Instructor

James Murray, Ph.D.

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