UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - KANSAS CITY
SPRING 2006 SYLLABUS Intermediate Macroeconomics
Dr. Ben Young
Office Hours : To be announced
Office: 203E Manheim Hall
Please feel comfortable in contacting me at any of these addresses for any problems or questions that may arise.
There will be three equally weighted tests. Class
participation is an important component of the course. If
you are not in class you cannot participate! Numerous
assignments will be assigned or done in class for a total of 100 points.
Macroeconomics, 10th ed. by Robert J. Gordon
Three tests @ 100 300
A. Chap 1 What Is Macroeconomics?
B. Chap 2 The Measurement of Income, Prices, and Unemployment
II. Basic Theory of Income and Employment
A. Chap 3 Income, Interest Rates, Policy, and the Open Economy
B. Chap 4 The IS-LM Model
C. Chap 5 Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, and the Government Budget
TEST 1 2-15
III. The International Economy
Chap. 6 International Trade
IV. Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, and Inflation
A. Chap 7 Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, and the Self-Correcting Economy
B. Chap 8 Inflation: Its Causes and Cures
TEST 2 3-29
V. Economic Issues
A. Chap 10 The Theory of Economic Growth
B. Chap 11 The Big Questions of Economic Growth
C. Chap 12 The Government Budget, the Public Debt, and Social Security
TEST 3 Last day of class or assigned final exam day...student choice
Test may be taken either on the last day of class, 4-26, or during the regularly scheduled final, Wednesday, May 3 @ 8:00 - 9:00
ALL MAKE-UP EXAMS MUST BE APPROVED IN ADVANCE BY PHONE OR IN PERSON. NO E-MAIL NOTICES EXCEPT AS A BACKUP FOR YOUR VERBAL NOTIFICATION. NO EXCEPTIONS.