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



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.

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

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

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



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