Fall 2022 - ECON 291 D100

Macroeconomic Policy (3)

Class Number: 4056

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SWH 10041, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 8, 2022
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    EDB 7618, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-; ECON 105 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 115 with a minimum grade of A-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

A general survey of macroeconomic policy issues. Explores current topics in macroeconomic policy including but not limited to: the costs of unemployment and inflation, government budget deficits, monetary and fiscal policy, financial deregulation, policy coordination, and management of exchange rates. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course will examine some key macroeconomic policy issues. We will analyze the measurements of economic activity, the ideas about long-run economic growth and policies that may improve growth, short-run fluctuations (business cycles) and stabilization policies, the role of a central bank, and policies towards international trade.

Topics:

 

  1. Macroeconomic Aggregates & National Accounts
  2. Neoclassical Growth Model & Other Ideas about Long-Run Economic Growth
  3. Business Cycles & Stabilization Policies
  4. IS-LM Model for Analysis of Short-Run Equilibria & Shocks
  5. Money & Banking System
  6. Central Bank & Monetary Policy
  7. Budget Balance & Fiscal Policy
  8. International Trade, Exchange Rates, & Trade Policies

 

Grading

  • Online Quizzes 10%
  • Assignments 25%
  • Midterm 25%
  • Final Exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Abel, Bernanke, Croushore & Kneebone, Macroeconomics, Ninth Canadian Edition, Pearson Education Canada, 2021

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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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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