180.101 -- Elements of Macroeconomics

This course introduces students to macroeconomics and its applications. There are two fifty minute lectures each week. In addition, students meet once a week in small sections led by teaching assistants. The sections mainly review lectures and problems, but new material is presented occasionally. There are two mid-terms, a final exam, and seven problem sets.

Time/Location: Wednesday & Friday 9:00-9:50am, Hodson 110
Instructor: Robert J. Barbera
Office: Wyman Park Building 594
Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30PM-3:30PM, Thursday 1:30PM- 3:30PM, or by appointment; in Wyman Park Building 594
E-mail: rjb46@jhu.edu

TA Office Hours: All TA office hours are held in the Greenhouse. See the link under Course Documents for directions.
Prerna: Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm and Wednesdays 10.30-11.30am
Daniel: Thursdays 12-1pm
Brian: Wednesdays 4.30-5.30pm and Thursdays 5.45-6.45pm
Pablo: Wednesdays 11am-1pm
Delong: Tuesdays 5.30-7.30pm
Chang: Mondays 10-11am and Tuesdays 9-10am
Andreea: Fridays 11am-12pm and 2-3pm
Verma: Mondays 11am-12pm and Wednesdays 3-4pm
William (Yu): Fridays 2-4pm
Luigi: Tuesdays 11.25am-1.25pm

The final will be Thursday December 21st from 9-11am. The room assignments are, for students with last names beginning with:
A-R: Hodson 110
S-Z: Gilman 50
Students with special accommodations should come to Wyman 603 for the exam starting at 9am.

Course Documents:

Map to Greenhouse
Course Outline
Course Syllabus

Lecture Slides:
Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3 (Papageorge)
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Lecture 7
Lecture 8
Lecture 9
Lecture 10
Lecture 11
Lecture 12
Lecture 13
Lecture 14 (Faust)
Lecture 15
Lecture 16
Lecture 17
Lecture 18
Lecture 19
Lecture 20
Lecture 21
Lecture 22
Lecture 23
Lecture 24
Lecture 25
Lecture 26

Problem Sets, Exams, and Solutions:
Problem Set 1
Problem Set 1 Solutions
Problem Set 2
Problem Set 2 Solutions
Problem Set 3
Problem Set 3 Solutions
Problem Set 4
Problem Set 4 Solutions
Problem Set 5
Problem Set 5 Solutions
Problem Set 6
Problem Set 6 Solutions
Problem Set 7
Problem Set 7 Solutions

Midterm 1 2016
Midterm 1 2016 Solutions
Midterm 1 2015
Midterm 1 2015 Solutions

Midterm 1
Midterm 1 Solutions

Midterm 2 2016
Midterm 2 2016 Solutions
Midterm 2 2015
Midterm 2 2015 Solutions

Review topics for Midterm 2

Midterm 2
Midterm 2 Solutions

Final 2016
Final 2016 Solutions

Additional Readings:
RJB Notes for Lecture 4
RJB Notes for Lecture 5
RJB Notes for Lecture 8
RJB Notes for Lecture 9

Reading for lecture 4
Additional reading for lecture 4
Additional reading for lecture 8
Additional reading for lecture 11, Why Growth Will Fall
Additional reading for lecture 11, Economic Growth
RJB Notes for Lecture 13
Additional reading for lecture 17, Larry Summers on why the US government can't be downsized
Additional reading for lecture 20, Predicting Potential
Additional reading for lecture 21, Big max index
Additional reading for lecture 22, Real Exchange Rates
RJB Speech for Lecture 23
RJB on China for Lecture 24
Additional reading on China for Lecture 24
Unit Labor Costs

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