Macroeconomics (FE312Q)
Associate Professor Katherine A. Smith  ksmith@usna.edu

Syllabus                                                                                                                                


Course Outline:

I. Module One: Data and Measurement

II.  Module Two: A Macro Model for the Medium Run

III. Module Three: A Macro Model for the Short Run

IV. Module Four: The Macro Economy in the Long Run

V. Module Five: The Macro Economy from a Global Perspective


Course Calendar & Readings From Text

 

Module

Readings

Problem Sets

Economic Briefs

Quiz/Test

   

Week One 8/20

 I

Chapters 1-2 (slides)

PS #1 

- - - -

- - - -

   

Week Two 8/27

I

Chapters 2-3 (slides)

PS#2

 

- - - -

 

   

Week Three 9/3

II

Chapters 4-5

 

 

Wednesday

   

Week Four 9/10

II

Chapters 4 & 5 PS#3

 

Brief #1 Due Wednesday      

Week Five 9/17

II

Chapters 8 PS#4   Friday    

Week Six 9/24

II

Chapter 10 PS#5        

Week Seven 10/1

II

Chapter 11 PS#6        

Week Eight 10/8

III

Chapter12          

Week Nine 10/15

III

Ch.13 PS#7        

Week Ten 10/22

III

Chapter 17          

Week Eleven 10/29

III

Chapter 17 PS#8 Brief #2 Fed Challenge      

Week Twelve 11/5

III

Inflation          

Week Thirteen 11/12

IV

Chapter 6          

Week Fourteen 11/19

IV.

Chapter 6 PS#9        

Week Fifteen 11/26

IV.

Chapter 7

         
Week Sixteen 12/3

V.

International

Handout/Articles

  Brief #3 Due Friday Monday    

Academic Economic Papers

   - IDEAS - NBER- JSTOR

Current economic Analysis

The Economist-     Freakonomics Blog-    RGE MonitorFRED database Fed Challenge