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 midterms, a final exam, and three problem sets.
Time/Location: Wednesday & Friday 9:009:50am, Hodson 110
Instructor: Robert J. Barbera
Office: Wyman Park Building 594
Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30PM3:30PM, Thursday 1:30PM 3:30PM, or by appointment; in Wyman Park Building 594
Email: rjb46@jhu.edu
TA Office Hours: All TA office hours are held in the Greenhouse. See the link under Course Documents for directions.
Prerna: Mondays 45pm
Pavel: Fridays 23pm
Raul: Mondays10.3011.30am
Burak: Tuesdays 11am12pm
Yun: Tuesdays 8.309.30am
Harold: Tuesdays 8.309.30am
Lalit: Thursdays 11am12pm
Nic: Mondays 56pm
Luigi: Modays 23pm
Derin: Mondays 10.4511.45am
Edmund: Tuesdays 8.159.15am
Announcements:
The final will be Wednesday December 21st from 24pm. The room assignments are, for students with last names beginning with:
AF: Gilman 50
GZ: Hodson 110
Students with special accommodations should come to Wyman 603 for the exam starting at 1pm.
Course Documents:
Map to Greenhouse
Course Outline
Syllabus
Lecture Slides:
Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4 (Papageorge)
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 2b
Problem Set 2b Solutions
Problem Set 3
Problem Set 3 Solutions
Midterm 1 2015
Midterm 1 2015 Solutions
Midterm 2 2015
Midterm 2 2015 Solutions
Midterm 1
Midterm 1 Solutions
Midterm 2
Midterm 2 Solutions
Final
Final Solutions
Final 2014
Final 2014 Solutions
Final 2015
Final 2015 Solutions
Additional Readings:
RJB notes for lecture 5
RJB notes for lecture 7
RJB notes for lecture 8
RJB notes for lecture 9
RJB notes for lecture 13  The World of Finance
Readings related to lecture 21
Romer on Growth
Gordon on Growth
The following 3 readings are for lecture 24 (Friday Dec 2)
ECB Worries/European Woes, Robert Barbera/Gerald Holtham
The Plague of LongTerm Unemployment in Europe, Tim Taylor
Some animals are More Equal than Others, Saraceno
The following 3 readings are for lecture 25 (Wednesday Dec 7)
China’s economic performance and other puzzles, Prof. Barbera
China, Manipulation, Day One, the 1988 Trade Act, and the Bennet Amendment, Brad Sester
The Return of the East Asian Savings Glut, Brad Sester
