Welcome to Macroeconomics

Welcome to Macroeconomics. This website helps me organize the course. I hope you find it helpful.

I have posted a copy of the syllabus. Please review it and the materials listed on the macro page.

The textbook that we will use is Frank-Bernanke's Principles of Macroeconomics. To get the best deal on the textbook, compare prices at Amazon and Alibris. And go ahead and buy a used copy.

Then use your savings to buy a used copy of The MIT Dictionary of Modern Economics. To get the best deal, compare prices at Amazon and Alibris.

You should also familiarize yourself with my macro lecture notes, which contain brief summaries of macroeconomic theory, homeworks and other materials which explain the some of the theory in more detail.

The course will revolve around those notes and homework assignments, so you should get a printed copy, but when you print, please  double side.  Save the trees. Save the Earth.

FedEx Kinko's has a "print online" option which allows you to send them a PDF file (via the internet), choose the printing options and select a location where you can pick it up (or have it delivered). I recommend the following printing options:

  • double-sided
  • black-and-white
  • coil binding
  • clear vinyl front cover
  • black vinyl back cover

And please begin reviewing the first lecture, which provides an introduction and math review. We'll begin the course by discussing that lecture and Homework 1B.

I'm looking forward to working with you this semester.

- Eryk Wdowiak

links and files

course outline

required reading

additional readings

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