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 three problem sets.

Time/Location: Wednesday & Friday 9:00-9:50am, Hodson 110
Instructor: Robert J. Barbera
Office: Mergenthaler 454
Office Hours: Wednesday 2:00-3:30pm, Thursday 1:00-3:00pm, or by appointment
E-mail: rjb46@jhu.edu


***Information for the Second Exam***
The Second Exam will take place on Tuesday, November 4th, 7-9PM, unless you have made prior arrangements. The room assignments are the same as the last exam and are by the first letter of your last name:

Last name begins with A-K: Bloomberg 272
Last name begins with L-Z: Remsen 1
Students with extra time accommodations: Mergenthaler 426 (at 7PM)
Students with conflicts who made arrangements with TA Ryan Bush: Maryland 109 (at 4PM)
-Ryan Bush directly reached out to those falling under one of the last two categories. If you believe you fall under one of those categories but have not been contacted, please reach out to Ryan immediately.




Announcements:
9/22: Professor Barbera's office on Wednesday (9/24) have been canceled. He will hold office hours tomorrow (Tuesday, September 23rd) from 1pm-3pm instead.
9/26: Students are only responsible for the two RJB notes currently posted for the first exam.
10/7: At the end of class tomorrow (October 8th), Professor Barbera has sceduled time for you to get your exam back from your TA in class if you so choose. If you do not care to pick up your exam tomorrow, they will be handed back in section next week. Your TA will go over the exam during that section. Also, Professor Barbera will be traveling and unable to make his office hours on Wednesday and Thursday. Instead, he will be holding office hours today from 2-3:30pm.

Course Documents:
Syllabus for Fall 2014
Details regarding sections and TAs' office hours and contact info
Map to Greenhouse (where some TAs have office hours)

Lecture Slides:
Lecture Slides #1 - for Friday, August 29th
Lecture Slides #2 - for Wednesday, September 3rd
Lecture Slides #3 - for Friday, September 5th
Lecture Slides #4 - for Wednesday, September 10th
Lecture Slides #5 - for Friday, September 12th
Lecture Slides #6 - for Wednesday, September 17th
Lecture Slides #7 - for Friday, September 19th
Lecture Slides #8 - for Wednesday, September 24th
Lecture Slides #9 - for Friday, September 26th
Correction to Lecture Slides #9 - also for Friday, September 26th
Lecture Slides #10 - for Wednesday, October 1st
Lecture Slides #11 - for Friday, October 3rd
Lecture Slides #12 - for Wednesday, October 8th
Lecture Slides #13 - for Friday, October 10th
Lecture Slides #14 - for Wednesday, October 15th
Lecture Slides #15 - for Wednesday, October 22nd
Lecture Slides #16 - for Friday, October 24th
Lecture Slides #17 - for Wednesday, October 29th
Lecture Slides #18 - for Friday, October 31st

Problem Sets, Exams, and Solutions:
Problem Set #1
Solutions to Problem Set #1
Problem Set #2
Solutions to Problem Set #2

Additional Readings:
RJB Notes for Lecture #5 (Friday, September 12th) - Notes on GDP
RJB Notes for Lecture #8 (Wednesday, September 24th) - Notes on Employment
RJB Notes for Lecture #12 (Wednesday, October 8th) - Notes on Finance



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