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University of Richmond
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Econ 360 - Selected Economic Topics
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ECONOMICS 360 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT MACROECONOMICS FALL SEMESTER 2005 Instructor Office Office Hours Phone E mail Dr Dean Croushore RSB 333 Wednesday Friday 9 00 to 9 45 2 45 to 3 30 by appointment 287 1961 dcrousho richmond edu Course Description This course is a special topics course in macroeconomics Related to the Richmond Quest How Do We Know What Questions to Ask the course looks at some issues in macroeconomics and asks how do we know what questions to ask in macroeconomics The course will develop two major tools that are useful for advanced study in macroeconomics 1 forecasting theory and practice and 2 SAS programming By taking this course you will 1 learn the basic theory of forecasting 2 put that theory into practice by applying the theory to a variety of macroeconomic issues 3 learn how to use and interpret regional financial and macroeconomic data 4 learn to program in SAS with techniques to analyze and interpret time series data 5 understand macroeconomic theory more completely Prerequisites Economics 101 102 272 BUAD 201 301 Required Textbook Macroeconomics 5th edition by Abel Bernanke Croushore Optional Textbook Study Guide to Accompany Macroeconomics by Croushore Course Grade Percentages 20 Exam I 30 Final Exam 15 Daily Assignments 30 Final Paper 5 Class Participation Grades Once grades on an exam have been assigned no grade changes will be made except in the event of an egregious and very rare grading error Any claims about such an error must be made within one week of the return of the exam and must be done in writing the entire exam will be re graded and the new exam grade could be higher or lower than the old one Exams There are two exams during the semester a midterm and a comprehensive final exam Material on exams is discussed in class or is found in assigned readings Exams are likely to be takehome exams as you will be need to program in SAS Class Participation Five percent of your grade is



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