Home Page for Econ 302: Intermediate Macro (Tesfatsion)

Home Page address: http://www2.econ.iastate.edu/classes/econ302/tesfatsion/

Latest Course Offering: Fall 1996, TTH 2-3:25 P.M.
Home Page Last Updated: 28 March 2015


Course Instructor: Professor Leigh Tesfatsion
Address:
375 Heady Hall
Department of Economics
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1070
Telephone: (515) 294-0138
Email: tesfatsi@iastate.edu
WWW: http://www2.econ.iastate.edu/tesfatsi/
F96 Office Hours: MW 1-3:30 P.M. and by appointment


Economics 302: Intermediate Macro Theory

In Econ 302 we will develop economic tools and concepts that students can use to think through important macroeconomic issues facing policy-makers in the U.S. and in other industrialized nations. In particular, we will construct a complete working macro model of a domestic economy in an international setting, with computer implementation. This model, in conjunction with the Economic Report of the President, will be used to study potential and actual levels of output, employment, and prices over time for the United States economy.

A brief outline of the structure and requirements for Econ 302 is given below, followed by a listing of course materials currently available on closed reserve in the Reading Room (Heady 368) and/or on this WWW site (just click on any highlighted item). More detailed information concerning course objectives, course topics, assigned readings, tests, exercises, and grading can be found in the Econ 302 syllabus .


Structure and Requirements for Econ 302: Outline


Econ 302 Required Lecture Notes

Required basic lecture notes on assigned readings from Hall and Taylor and other course materials (see the Econ 302 syllabus ) will be made available here and on closed reserve in the Reading Room (Heady Hall 368) prior to class lectures on these chapters. More advanced lecture notes on the assigned Hall and Taylor chapters can be found below and are recommended for economics majors and other students interested in a more in depth understanding of macroeconomics; these more advanced lecture notes are not required.


Econ 302 Required Exercise Sets

Required exercise sets on course materials will be made available here as they are assigned.

First Assigned Exercise Set, Due September 10, 2:10 P.M.
Second Assigned Exercise Set, Due September 17, 2:10 P.M.
Third Assigned Exercise Set, Due October 1, 2:10 P.M.
Fourth Assigned Exercise Set, Due October 15, 2:10 P.M.
Fifth Assigned Exercise Set, Due October 29, 2:10 P.M.
Sixth Assigned Exercise Set, Due November 12, 2:10 P.M.
Seventh Assigned Exercise Set, Due November 21, 2:10 P.M.
In-class exercise on simplified presidential platforms: Discussion notes


Econ 302 Practice Exercise Sets (Recommended for Self-Study)

Please Note: The online answer outlines for the practice exercises sets, below, do not contain the graphical data used for the MacroSolve exercises. Copies of the complete answer outlines (including the MacroSolve graphical data) have been put on closed reserve in Heady 368.

Practice Exercise Set 1
Answer Outline for Practice Exercise Set 1
Practice Exercise Set 2
Answer Outline for Practice Exercise Set 2
Practice Exercise Set 3
Answer Outline for Practice Exercise Set 3
Practice Exercise Set 4
Answer Outline for Practice Exercise Set 4
Practice Exercise Set 5
Answer Outline for Practice Exercise Set 5
Practice Exercise Set 6
Answer Outline for Practice Exercise Set 6


Econ 302 Practice Midterm and Final Exams from S96

Practice Midterm Exam and Answer Key
Practice Final Exam and Answer Key


Econ 302 Advanced Lecture Notes (Recommended for Econ Majors)

Advanced lecture notes for HT Chapter 2
Advanced lecture notes for HT Chapter 3
Advanced lecture notes for HT Chapter 4
Advanced lecture notes for HT Chapter 5
Advanced lecture notes for HT Chapter 6
Advanced lecture notes for HT Chapter 7
Advanced lecture notes for HT Chapter 8
Advanced lecture notes for HT Chapter 9


PLEASE NOTE:
All required lecture notes that appear on this web site will also be put on closed reserve in the Reading Room (Heady 368) by the first Econ 302 class day subsequent to their appearance on this WWW site.