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

Review Session
Sunday, November 18th, 5:00pm
237 Cate Center One


Monday Wednesday
Week 01 August 20

Economic Growth, Fluctuations, and Policy
Reading: Chapter 1
Homework Questions
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August 22

Measuring Economic Performance
Reading: Chapter 2
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Week 02 August 27

Unemployment, Job Creation, and Job Destruction
Reading: Chapter 3
Homework Questions
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August 29

Long-Run Economic Growth
Reading: Chapter 4
Homework Questions
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Week 03 September 3

Labor Day: No Class



September 5

Technology and Economic Growth
Reading: Chapter 5
Homework Questions
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Week 04 September 10

Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Growth Model
Reading: Chapter 9, p. 239-248
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
September 12

No Class: Professor is Sick



Week 05 September 17

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

September 19

Discuss Midterm Exam #1



Week 06 September 24

Short-Run Fluctuations
Reading: Chapter 7


September 26

Short-Run Fluctuations (cont.)
Reading: Chapter 7
Homework Questions  
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Week 07 October 1

Financial Markets and Aggregate Demand
Reading: Chapter 8, p. 189-211


October 3

Financial Markets and Aggregate Demand (cont.)
Reading: Chapter 8, p. 189-211
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Week 08 October 8

The Adjustment Process
Reading: Chapter 8, p. 212-215; Chapter 9, pp. 221-231
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October 10

Responding to Economic Fluctuations
Reading: Chapter 9, p. 231-239
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Week 09 October 15

Consumption Demand
Reading: Chapter 10
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October 17

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

Week 10 October 22

Discuss Midterm Exam #2



October 24

Foreign Trade and the Exchange Rate
Reading: Chapter 12
Homework Questions
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Week 11 October 29

Investment Demand
Reading: Chapter 10-11


October 31

Investment Demand (cont.)
Reading: Chapter 11
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Week 12 November 5

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


November 7

The Monetary System and the Fed's Policy Rule (cont.)
Reading: Chapter 14; Chapter 16, p. 437-444
Homework Questions
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Week 13 November 12

Spending, Taxes, and the Budget Deficit
Reading: Chapter 13
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November 14

The Microeconomic Foundations of Price Rigidity
Reading: Chapter 15, p. 407-424
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Week 14 November 19

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

November 21

Thanksgiving Break: No Class



Week 15 November 26

Discuss Midterm Exam #3


 
November 28

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


December 3

The New Normative Macroeconomics
Reading: Chapter 17
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December 5

Macroeconomic Policy in the World Economy
Reading: Chapter 18
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Formula Sheet: Final

Final Preparation Questions

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