ECON 102, Principles of Macroeconomics, Summer 2018
Course Information Professor: Elizabeth Sawyer Kelly Office: 7416 Social Science E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Lectures: TBA Office Phone: 608-262-8829 Office Hours: Before and after class and by appointment Webpage: www.ssc.wisc.edu/~ekelly/econ102
TA Information Name: Steven Zhang Office: Social Science 7439 Email: email@example.com Office Hours: TBA
Textbook Paul Krugman & Robin Wells. Macroeconomics. 4th Edition, 2015. Worth Publishers. (Note: It is also highly recommended that you read current event publications which cover economic events: among these recommended publications are The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Financial Times, Barron’s, and The Economist. )
Course Description Economics is the study of the production, allocation, and distribution of goods and services in a world where resources are scarce. In this course we will explore some basic concepts: the macroeconomic problems of unemployment, inflation, and sluggish economic growth. We will also consider the monetary and fiscal policies available to the government to alter the prevailing economic situation. The course will also examine the role of government, government expenditures and revenues, the Federal Reserve System, and the creation of money.