SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentSchedule of College of Commerce Elective Courses for Commerce Students
Course NameMacroeconomics
InstructorARAI NATSUKI
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
PrerequisiteEconomic Analysis、Economics、Intro Microeconomics、Introduction to Economics、Principle of Economics
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule




















































































































































週次



Week



課程主題



Topic



課程內容與指定閱讀



Content and Reading Assignment



教學活動與作業



Teaching Activities and Homework



學習投入時間



Student workload expectation



課堂講授



In-class Hours



課程前後



Outside-of-class Hours



1



(9/12)



Introduction



 



Macroeconomic data (GDP, Inflation, and unemployment)



Ch.1



Lecture



3



3



2



(9/19)



Key components of GDP (Consumption, Investment, and Government purchases)



Ch.2



Lecture



3



3



3



(9/26)



Long-run models



 



Determinants of national income



Ch.3



Lecture



3



3



4



(10/3)



Relationship between money and inflation



Ch.4, 18 (Sec. 1, 2)



1st Homework



3



3



5



(10/10)



National Holiday



6



(10/17)



Analysis of open economy



Ch.5



Lecture



3



3



7



(10/24)



Unemployment



Ch.6



1st Homework due



3



3



8



(10/31)



Midterm



FIRST MID TERM (Ch.1-5&18)



1st midterm



3



3



9



(11/7)



Growth Theory



Solow growth model



 (Homework 2 will be distributed)



Ch.7, 8



Lecture



3



3



10



(11/14)



Short-run models



 



Introduction to economic fluctuations



Ch.10, 11



2nd Homework



3



3



11



(11/21)



IS-LM model



Ch.11



Lecture



3



3



12



(11/28)



Mundell-Fleming model



Ch.12



2nd Homework due



3



3



13



(12/5)



Midterm



SECOND MID TERM (Ch. 6-11)



2nd midterm



3



3



14



(12/12)



Short-run models



Aggregate supply and the short-run tradeoff



Ch.13



3rd Homework



3



3



15



(12/19)



Recent topics



 



Mechanism of financial crisis



(Homework 3 will be distributed)



Lecture



3



3



16



(12/26)



Recent topics in monetary policy



3rd Homework due



3



3



17



(1/2)



Final Exam



FINAL EXAM (Ch. 12-13 and lectures 16-17)



Final



3



3



18



(1/9)



Final discussion



Discussion session after the final



Discussion session



3



3




 



Class Attendance: Class attendance is strongly recommended. Students registered for the course who do not regularly come to class may receive a grade of ND. However, I do not take attendance in a regular basis and the grades are granted based on exams.



 



Policy on missed exam: The dates of the midterm and final exams are fixed. Students who experience a serious medical condition that requires immediate attention from a physician, or an emergency that prevents them from taking the exam may be excused. However, students must contact the instructor before the exam and must verify their condition by official documents. No exceptions will be made for job interviews, holiday travel, or other non-academic activities. When a student is properly excused from an exam, no make-up exam will be offered. Instead, his or her course grade will be adjusted based on other exams and homeworks.



 



Policy on Regrading: If, after reviewing the exam answers, a student feels that there is a grading mistake on his or her exam, that student can submit a re-grade request. The student must submit a written discussion within one week from the time at which the exams are handed back. When regrade request is accepted, the entire exam will be regraded, which could lower the score as well.



 



Academic Dishonesty: Cheating hurts our community by undermining academic integrity, creating mistrust and fostering unfair competition. The university will punish cheaters with failure on an



assignment, failure in a course, permanent transcript notation and/or expulsion. Violations can include cheating on exams, plagiarism, reuse of assignments without permission, improper use of the Internet and electronic devices, unauthorized collaboration, alteration of graded assignments, forgery, falsification and lying.


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

TBD



Teaching assistants offer a weekly office hour or the review session. The details of the review sessions will be announced during the lecture.


Requirement/Grading

Evaluation:




  • Homework (3): 15 percent

  • Midterm 1: 20 percent

  • Midterm 2: 30 percent

  • Final exam: 35 percent





Homework: There will be 3 homeworks during the semester. Late homeworks will not be accepted for any circumstances. The tentative schedule of homework is as follows: 1st Homework: (10/3, due 10/24), 2nd Homework: (11/14 due 11/28), 3rd Homework: (12/12, due 12/26)





Exam Times (TBD):




  • Midterm 1: Thursday, October 31, in class time.

  • Midterm 2: Thursday, December 5, in class time.

  • Final Exam: Thursday, January 2 (2020), in class time

     


Textbook & Reference

“Macroeconomics” by Gregory Mankiw. Any edition after the 6th edition is sufficient to follow the material of the course. The chapter number in the syllabus is based on the 6th edition.


Urls about Course
NCCU E-learning website (https://wm5.nccu.edu.tw) Relevant class material will be posted on the course website. Homework assignments and notifications will be also available there.
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