Fall 2024 - ECON 305 D100

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4)

Class Number: 2769

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
    Burnaby

    Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
    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:

* Please note, this course is reserved indefinitely for students declared in the Economics major program.

Description:


This course is an introduction to macroeconomic theory, divided into two main sections: in the first half of the course we study the theory of the economy in the long-run, mainly capital accumulation, GDP growth and world-income inequality. In the second half we turn to theories of short-run fluctuations (business-cycles) and the roles of monetary and fiscal policy in stabilizing unemployment and the price level. Throughout the course, students will expected to apply the theory to current or recent news events.

Topics:
Static and Dynamic Models of the Economy, Unemployment, Economic Growth, Money and Business Cycles, Financial Markets

Grading

  • Tutorial Participation/Quizzes 10%
  • Midterm test 30%
  • Final Exam 60%

NOTES:

  • Student attendance will be required at each lecture and tutorial session.
  • Note that the final exam will be during the exam period after classes end. The final exam will cover all material on the test. Students with an overall grade of C or below will be awarded a higher grade, up to C+, if replacing their midterm score with their final exam score results in a higher grade.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

• Macroeconomics Canadian edition


• Ebook version is OK; no extras required (e.g. WebAssign, MyLab, Achieve, etc.)required.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Additional Materials are on the Canvas web page, including required readings and outlines of each lecture.

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:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION

Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the term are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.