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 461
Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30PM-3:00PM, Thursday 1:30PM- 3:00PM, or by appointment; in Mergenthaler 461
E-mail: rjb46@jhu.edu

TA Office Hours: See map to Greenhouse in link under Course Documents
Section 1: Kevin Yuan Tu 8.30-9.30 Greenhouse 120
Section 2: Ding Xuan Ng Tu 9-10 Greenhouse 120a
Section 3: Yunting Liu Mon 5-6pm Merg 466
Section 4: Edmund Crawley Tu 8.30 - 10 Greenhouse 124
Section 5: Osama Khan† Wed 10-12 Greenhouse 120a
Section 6: Jiaxiong Yao Mon 4-5pm Merg 466
Section 7: Yunting Liu Mon 5-6pm Merg 466
Section 8: Andrew Gray Wed 2-3pm Merg 466
Section 9: Mingjian Wang Tu 4-5pm Merg 466
Section 10: Ding Xuan Ng Tu 9-10 Greenhouse 120a
Section 11: Burcin Kisacikoglu Wed 2.30-3.30 Greenhouse
Section 12: Daniel Garcia Molina Thurs 3-4pm Merg 466
Section 13: Sevcan Yesiltas Tu 9-10am Greenhouse 120
Section 14: Sevcan Yesiltas Tu 9-10am Greenhouse 120
Section 15: Osama Khan† Wed 10-12 Greenhouse 120a
Section 16: Burcin Kisacikoglu Wed 2.30-3.30 Greenhouse
Section 17: Kevin Yuan Tu 8.30-9.30 Greenhouse 120
Section 20: Edmund Crawley Tu 8.30 - 10 Greenhouse 124
Section 21: Andrew Gray Wed 2-3pm Merg 466
Section 22: Mingjian Wang Tu 4-5pm Merg 466
Section 23: Jiaxiong Yao Mon 4-5pm Merg 466
Section 24: Daniel Garcia Molina Thurs 3-4pm Merg 466



Announcements:

Course Documents:

Map to Greenhouse
Syllabus
Course Outline

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 (Faust)
Lecture 14
Lecture 15
Lecture 16
Lecture 17
Lecture 18 (review)
Lecture 19
Lecture 20
Lecture 21
Lecture 22
Lecture 23
Lecture 24
Lecture 25
Lecture 26

Problem Sets, Exams, and Solutions:

Problem Set 1
Solution to Problem Set 1

Problem Set 2
Solution to Problem Set 2

Problem Set 3
Solution to Problem Set 3

2014 Midterm 2
2014 Midterm 2 Solutions
2014 Final
2014 Final Solutions

2014 Problem Set 1 Solutions
2014 Problem Set 2 Solutions
2014 Problem Set 3 Solutions

Midterm 1 Solutions
Midterm 2 Solutions

Additional Readings:

RJB notes for lecture 5
RJB notes for lectures 8 and 9
RJB notes for lecture 12
RJB FT article 1
RJB FT article 2
Gordon Article
Romer Blog Post
RJB on Minsky and the ECB
Pettis on China



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