Fall 2022 - ECON 305 D100

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4)

Class Number: 3749

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    AQ 3182, Burnaby

    Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    SWH 10081, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 10, 2022
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 201 with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Students with a minimum grade of A- in ECON 103 and 105 at Simon Fraser University at their first attempt can complete ECON 305 concurrently with ECON 201 after 30 units. Students seeking permission to enroll on this basis must contact the undergraduate advisor in economics.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Concepts and methods of analysis of macroeconomic variables -- consumption, investment, government and foreign trade. Classical and Keynesian models compared; analysis of economic statics and dynamics. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course covers the theory of income, employment and prices under static and dynamic conditions, including: national income accounting, growth theory, labour, consumption, and investment, monetary theory, business cycles, the effects of monetary and fiscal policies, and economic crises. There is some emphasis on open economy macroeconomics and international comparisons.

Topics: Static and Dynamic Models of the Economy, Economic Growth, Business Cycles, Employment, Money and Inflation, Financial Markets, Policy, Crises

 

**This course is reserved for students declared in the ECON major only.

 

Grading

  • Problem sets 10%
  • Three Exams 90%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Required Text: Macroeconomics, by Charles I. Jones, 5th edition, 2020, WW Norton & Co.

Etext version: ISBN 978-0-393-41736-4

Paperback: ISBN 978-0-393-41734-0

Hardcover: ISBN 978-0-393-41732-6

 

I will be using the 5th edition but the 4th edition is fine.  Additional materials will be provided by the instructor.


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

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