Spring 2022 - ECON 105 D200

Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

Class Number: 3766

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    SWH 10081, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 14, 2022
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    GYM CENTRAL, Burnaby



The principal elements of theory concerning money and income, distribution, social accounts, public finance, international trade, comparative systems, and development and growth. Students with credit for ECON 205 cannot take ECON 105 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.


This is an introduction to macroeconomics, a study of how a national economy behaves on the aggregate level. The course is designed to introduce classic macroeconomic issues such as macroeconomic performance measures, growth, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, and exchange rates. The course will give a unified framework to address these issues and to study the impact of different government policies such as fiscal and monetary policies in a small open economy like that of Canada.

1. Introduction to Macroeconomics
2. Principles of economics: markets, supply and demand.
3. Measuring the economy: GDP, inflation, and unemployment
4. The financial system
5. Modeling the economy: Aggregate demand and aggregate supply
6. Fiscal Policy
7. Money, banking, and monetary policy
8. Open economy macroeconomics


  • Quizzes 20%
  • Midterm Exam 30%
  • Final Exam 50%



Krugman, Wells, Au, and Parkinson, Macroeconomics: Canadian Edition. 4th or 3rd Edition.
(Achieve for Macroeconomics is NOT required for this course).

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.


Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.