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2009-2010 SPRING SEMESTER

ECON 202 SYLLABUS

Course Title: ECON 202-Intermediate Macroeconomics


Lecturer: Dr. Arzu Alvan, Office: Building #6, Room No: 0409 Tel: +90 232 4115215
Prerequsite: ECON 102- Introduction to Macroeconomics
Office Hours: To be announced.
Course Description: Macroeconomics is the study of aggregate (or total effects) on the national economy and
the global economy of the choices that individuals, business, and governments make. Central Bank, Inflati,on, IS-
LM curves, Economic Growth are some of the topics will be covered during the semestre.
Textbook: Macroeconomics, Oliver Blanchard, 5th edt., Pearson Int. Edt. ISBN:-13: 978-0-13-207963-1
Auxilary Textbooks: Macroeconomics, Robert J. Gordon, 11th edt., Pearson Int. Edt., ISBN: 978-0-321-552075
Attendance: Attendance is compulsory by school regulations. Students are strongly advised not to miss lecture
hours since success is closely related with attendance. Absence over 20% will be penalized with a TT.

Grading
Midterm : 40%
Final exam : 60%

OUTLINE:
Weeks Chapters, Topics
Blanchard, Ch1: A Tour of the World
1 Blanchard, Ch2: A Tour of the Book
Blanchard, Ch3: The Goods Market
Blanchard, Ch4: Financial Markets
2
3-4 Blanchard, Ch5: Gooda and Financial Markets: The IS-LM Model

Blanchard, Ch6: Labor Market


5
Midterm Examinations Week
Blanchard, Ch7: Putting All Markets Together: The AS-AD Model
7-8
Blanchard, Ch8: The Natural Rate of Unemployment and the Philips Curve
9
Blanchard, Ch9: Inflation Activity and Nominal Money Growth
10
Blanchard, Ch10: The Facts of Growth
11
12 Blanchard, Ch11: Saving, Capital Accumulation and Output
13 Blanchard, Ch12: Technological Progress and Growth
Final Examinations Week