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An introductory macroeconomics course (e.g., Economics 1500 at Utah State University)

Required Text:

1. Macroeconomics , 3rd edition, Oliver Blanchard, 2003. ISBN# 0130671002
2. Study Guide for Macroeconomics , 3rd edition, prepared by David W. Findlay, 2003. ISBN#0131005006


Tyler J. Bowles, Ph.D., CPA

Course Description and Objectives: This course provides a broad overview of macroeconomic theory and policy. The focus is on understanding fluctuations in the levels of income, employment, and production and policy responses to these fluctuations.

Grading Procedures: Grades will be based on 13 assignments and four exams and the online discussions.

Exam Information:

Each exam will be composed of two parts: (1) a set of multiple choice questions that reflect the quizzes in that unit and (2) a set of short answer questions that reflect the review problem assignments of each unit. Although you may finish much earlier, you should allow yourself 2 � hours for each exam.

Assignment Information:

Review Problems

The "Review Problems" are from the required Study Guide. Note that the answers to these problems also are provided in the Study Guide . However, please do not cheat yourself through over reliance on the answer key. Thinking about and answering these problems is the best way to prepare for the multiple-choice quizzes and the exams.

Although you do not need to submit this material, you are strongly encouraged to complete the multiple-choice quizzes and the self-study questions in the Study Guide for each chapter. Again, this will help you prepare for the required quizzes and exams. You may see some of these same questions on the multiple-choice quizzes and exams that do count towards your grade.

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