ECON 3133:  Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

Contact Information
Dr. Benjamin Keen
Associate Professor of Economics 
Office: 437 Cate Center One
Office Hours: M/W, 12:00pm-1:00pm and by appointment
Phone (405) 325-5900
Email: ben.keen@ou.edu

Syllabus

Final's Week Office Hours
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Review Session for Final
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Monday Wednesday
Week 01 January 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day:  No Class




January 17

Economic Growth, Fluctuations, and Policy
Reading: Chapter 1
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
Week 02 January 22

Measuring Economic Performance
Reading: Chapter 2
Homework Questions
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January 24

Unemployment, Job Creation, and Job Destruction
Reading: Chapter 3
Homework Questions
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Week 03 January 29

Long-Run Economic Growth
Reading: Chapter 4
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
January 31

Technology and Economic Growth
Reading: Chapter 5
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
Week 04 February 5

Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Growth Model
Reading: Chapter 9, p. 239-248
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
February 7

Midterm Exam #1
Formula Sheet: Exam #1
Exam Preparation Questions

Week 05 February 12

Discuss Midterm Exam #1


February 14

Short-Run Fluctuations
Reading: Chapter 7

Week 06 February 19

Short-Run Fluctuations (cont.)
Reading: Chapter 7
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
February 21

OU Closed Due to Weather: No Class




Week 07 February 26

Financial Markets and Aggregate Demand
Reading: Chapter 8, p. 189-21


February 28

Financial Markets and Aggregate Demand (cont.)
Reading: Chapter 8, p. 189-211
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
Week 08 March 5

The Adjustment Process
Reading: Chapter 8, p. 212-215; Chapter 9, pp. 221-231
Homework Questions
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March 7

Responding to Economic Fluctuations
Reading: Chapter 9, p. 231-239
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
Week 09 March 12

Midterm Exam #2
Formula Sheet: Exam #2
Exam Preparation Questions

March 14

Discuss Midterm Exam #2




March 19

Spring Break:  No Class


March 21

Spring Break:  No Class


Week 10 March 26

Consumption Demand
Reading: Chapter 10
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
March 28

Foreign Trade and the Exchange Rate
Reading: Chapter 12
Homework Questions
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Week 11 April 2

Investment Demand
Reading: Chapter 11


April 4

Investment Demand (cont.)
Reading: Chapter 11
Homework Questions
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Week 12 April 9

The Monetary System and the Fed's Policy Rule
Reading: Chapter 14; Chapter 16, p. 437-444
 

April 11

The Monetary System and the Fed's Policy Rule (cont.)
Reading: Chapter 14; Chapter 16, p. 437-444
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
Week 13 April 16

Spending, Taxes, and the Budget Deficit
Reading: Chapter 13
Homework Questions
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April 18

The Microeconomic Foundations of Price Rigidity
Reading: Chapter 15, p. 407-424
Homework Questions
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Week 14 April 23

Midterm Exam #3
Formula Sheet: Exam #3
Exam Preparation Questions

April 25

The Macroeconomic Policy Model
Reading: Chapter 15, p. 424-428; Chapter 16, p. 444-456
Homework Questions
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Week 15 April 30

Discuss Midterm Exam #3



May 2

The New Normative Macroeconomics
Reading: Chapter 17
Homework Questions
Homework Answers

Formula Sheet: Final
Final Preparation Questions

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Last Modified:  April 22, 2018