UB ECO 181 - econ 181 syllabus fall 2015(2)-2 (4 pages)

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Eco 181 - Intro To Macroeconomics
Intro To Macroeconomics Documents

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Econ 181 Macroeconomics Fall 2015 Syllabus Professor Dr Monica Cherry Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday12 30pm 1 45pm and by appointment Office 201a Fronczak Hall Email MCherry2 buffalo edu Communication I am not on campus MWF If you need to get in touch with me the best way to communicate with me is to send me an email If you can not make the times above or the times of the TA please let me know and we ll set up a different time Course Description The goal of this course is for the student to be able to understand the important measurements used to evaluate the overall economy how the overall economy works and what policies if any the government should take to assist in the improvement of the economy We begin with a review of some fundamental principles of economics and then learn some of the important measurements used in the evaluation of the economy such as GDP inflation unemployment and deficits We then develop models which will assist us in understanding how the aggregate economy works and what factors lead to problems in the overall economic situation Lastly we explore what role the government should play in stabilizing the economy We will also spend a lot of time throughout the semester exploring the distinction between market and government allocation of resources and explore when each of Text Economics Today The Macro View by Roger LeRoy Miller 17h edition you do not need to purchase this book since you will have access to an e book when you buy MyEconLab However some students may prefer to have the traditional book but it s up to you Purchase Options 1 You can buy MyEconLab and the e book If you buy this online it will be cheaper than if you buy it at the bookstore 2 You can also buy MyEconlab without the e book This may be useful for those who would rather buy a used hard copy of the book 3 You can buy myeconlab wrapped with the printed text book at the bookstore 4 Information on how to register can be found under course information MyEconLab You will be assigned homework and quizzes for each chapter Your Myeconlab grade will be 15 of your total grade All of this will come from your quiz grades Homeworks You are allowed to do the homework as many times as you can However these will not be included in your grade However the quizzes are very similar to the quizzes So I highly recommend that you do the homework first It is very important that when doing the homework that you learn it and not just do it to get it right There are lots of learning aides available to help you complete the homework Quizzes You will only get one try on the quiz and you will only get 45 minutes to complete it In addition the learning tools will be turned off So the idea is for



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