ECON 3133:  Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

Contact Information
Dr. Benjamin Keen
Associate Professor of Economics 
Office: 437 Cate Center One
Office Hours: M/W, 1:30pm-2:30pm and by appointment (virtual or in-person)
Email: ben.keen@ou.edu

Syllabus
 


Monday Wednesday
Week 01 August 21

Economic Growth, Fluctuations, and Policy
Reading: Chapter 1
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
August 23

Measuring Economic Performance
Reading: Chapter 2
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
Week 02 August 28

Unemployment, Job Creation, and Job Destruction
Reading: Chapter 3
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
August 30

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

Labor Day: No Class


 
September 6

Technology and Economic Growth
Reading: Chapter 5
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
Week 04 September 11

Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Growth Model
Reading: Chapter 9, p. 239-248
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
September 13

Growth and the World Economy
Reading: Chapter 6
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
Week 05 September 18

Review for Midterm Exam #1
Exam Preparation Questions
Exam Preparation Answer

September 20

Midterm Exam #1
Formula Sheet: Exam #1

 
Week 06 September 25

Short-Run Fluctuations
Reading: Chapter 7

 
September 27

Short-Run Fluctuations (cont.)
Reading: Chapter 7
Homework Questions  
Homework Answers
Week 07 October 2

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

 
October 4

Financial Markets and Aggregate Demand (cont.)
Reading: Chapter 8, p. 189-211
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
Week 08 October 9

The Adjustment Process
Reading: Chapter 8, p. 212-215; Chapter 9, pp. 221-231
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
October 11

Responding to Economic Fluctuations
Reading: Chapter 9, p. 231-239
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
Week 09 October 16

Review for Midterm Exam #2
Exam Preparation Questions
Exam Preparation Answers

October 18

Midterm Exam #2
Formula Sheet: Exam #2

 
Week 10 October 23

Consumption Demand
Reading: Chapter 10
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
October 25

Foreign Trade and the Exchange Rate
Reading: Chapter 12
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
Week 11 October 30

Investment Demand
Reading: Chapter 11

 
November 1

Investment Demand (cont.)
Reading: Chapter 11
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
Week 12 November 6

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

 
November 8

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

Spending, Taxes, and the Budget Deficit
Reading: Chapter 13
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
November 15

Review for Midterm Exam #3
Exam Preparation Questions
Exam Preparation Answers

Week 14 November 20

Midterm Exam #3
Formula Sheet: Exam #3

 
November 22

Thanksgiving Break: No Class


 
Week 15 November 27

The Microeconomic Foundations of Price Rigidity
Reading: Chapter 15, p. 407-424
Homework Questions
Homework Answer
November 29

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


Week 16

 
December 4

The New Normative Macroeconomics
Reading: Chapter 17
Homework Questions
Homework Answers
December 6

Review for Final
Final Preparation Questions
Exam Preparation Answers

Formula Sheet: Final



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