SemesterFall Semester, 2023
DepartmentIntegrated Curriculum by Dept. of Economics
Course NameMacroeconomics
Course TypeRequired
PrerequisiteEconomic Analysis、Economics、Intro Microeconomics、Introduction to Economics、Introduction to Economics(ENG)、Principle of Economics
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Week 1

13 Sep.

Introduction to the course and core requirements, 3hrs text-book reading

Week 2

20 Sep.

Key concepts

Chpt 2: National Income Accounting;6hrs text-book reading

Week 3-4

27 Sep. & 4 Oct.


Microfoundation: Chpt3&4;6hrs text-book reading


Week 5

11 Oct.

From Micro to Macro: the AD and AS Chpt.5;3hrs text-book reading

Week 6

18 Oct. 

From the short to the medium run: the derivation of AS curve Chpt 6;3hrs text-book reading

Week 7+8

25 Oct.& 1 Nov.

Painful factor: unemployment and Inflation, Chpt7 & 8;9hrs text-book reading

Week 9 Mid- term Week

8 Nov.


Mid-Term Exams

Week 10-13

8&15&22&29 Nov. and 6 Dec.

Macro-stablization policy:    market definition and basics of monetary and fiscal policy. Chpt. 9&10&11&12;3hrs text-book reading after each lecture.

Week 14&15&16

13 Dec. & 20 Dec. & 27 Dec.  Review on the methodology

Lecture Notes;final exam preparation (6hrs review reading of each chapt.)


Week 17

3 Jan.

Final exam. 

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant

To be determined


Evaluation: Midterm Exam* 30%, Final Exam* 30%, Homework Assignment* 40% (all homework assignments should be submitted promptly on due date and no late homework will be accepted.)

*There are no make-up exams or on-line exams for mid-term and final. If you cannot attend the exam physically, not take this course.

*Since the exams will follow closely with the lecture contents, participation is essential and encouraged while students are expected to come fully prepared with the text-book materials.


Textbook & Reference

TEXT: required--Macroeconomics, 13th Edition by Dornbusch & Fischer& Startz (2018) as TEXT

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