SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
DepartmentIntegrated Curriculum by Dept. of Economics
Course NameEconomics
InstructorARAI NATSUKI
Credit3.0
Course TypeRequired
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



2/19)



Introduction:



The data of macroeconomics



Introduction: Overview of the course



Lecture



3



3



2



2/26)



Measuring a nation’s income and the cost of living



(Chapters 23&24)



Lecture



3



3



3



3/4)



Real economy in the long run



Production and growth



(Chapter 25)



Lecture



3



3



4



3/11)



Saving, investment, and financial system



And The basic tools of finance



(Chapters 26&27)



Lecture



3



3



5



3/18)



Unemployment



(Chapter 28)



1st Homework



3



3



6



3/25)



Review session for HW1



Lecture



3



3



7



(4/1)



Money and prices in the long run



The monetary system



(Chapter 29)



1st Homework Due



3



3



8



(4/8)



1st Midterm



FIRST MID TERM



(Chapters 23-27)



1st Midterm



3



0



9



(4/15)



Money and prices in the long run



Money growth and inflation



(Chapter 30)



Lecture



3



3



10



(4/22)



The macroeconomics of open economies



Open-economy macroeconomics: Basic concepts



 (Chapter 31)



2nd Homework



3



3



11



(4/29)



A macroeconomic theory of the open economy



(Chapter 32)



Lecture



3



3



12



(5/6)



Business cycle and economic fluctuations



Aggregate demand and aggregate supply



(Chapter 33)



2nd Homework Due



3



3



13



(5/13)



2nd Midterm



SECOND MID TERM



(Chapters 28-32)



2nd Midterm



3



0



14



(5/20)



No Class (School holiday)



15



(5/27)



Business cycle and economic fluctuations



The influence of monetary and fiscal policy on aggregate demand



(Chapter 34)



3rd Homework



3



3



16



(6/3)



The short-run tradeoff between inflation and unemployment



(Chapter 35)



Lecture



3



3



17



(6/10)



Final thoughts



Six debates over macroeconomic policy



(Chapter 36) Application: International trade



(Chapter 9)



3rd Homework Due



3



3



18



(TBD)



Final Exam



JOINT FINAL EXAM



Final Exam



3



0




 



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.



 



Discussion Sessions: There will be ad-hoc discussion sessions organized by the teaching assistant, where TA will explain the homework and exams questions. Though it’s not required to attend the session, the students are encouraged to attend the sessions.



 



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: Grading of homework and exams and holding office hours before the midterm


Requirement/Grading

Evaluation:




  • In-class quiz: 15 percent

  • Homework (3): 10 percent

  • Midterm 1: 20 percent

  • Midterm 2: 20 percent

  • Final exam: 35 percent



 



Quiz: There will be 7-8 in-class quizzes in class time. If you miss more than half of the quizzes, you will receive no credit for quiz. For example, if you miss 4 quizzes when 7 quizzes are conducted, you will receive no point for quiz.



 



Homework: There will be 3 homework during the semester. Late homework will not be accepted for any circumstances. The tentative schedule of homework is as follows: 1st Homework: (3/18, due 4/1), 2nd Homework: (4/22, due 5/6), 3rd Homework: (5/27, due 6/10)



 



Exam Times           




  • Midterm 1: Wednesday, April 8, in class time.

  • Midterm 2: Wednesday, May 13, in class time.

  • Final Exam: TBD (Joint final exam)


Textbook & Reference

“Principles of Economics” by Gregory Mankiw.


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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