Net exports to GDP (blue, left axis), and log real value of US dollar (red, right axis). Source: BEA, GDP 2010Q4 3rd release.
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Professor Menzie Chinn
Office Hours: MW 4-5
Office: 7418 Social Sciences Bldg.
Phone: (608) 262-7397
email: mchinn [at] lafollette.wisc.edu
Office Hours: 2:15pm-4:15pm Friday
Office: 7435 Social Sciences
email: ao [at] wisc.edu
Econ 302 Syllabus in PDF file.
Economics 302 is a course in intermediate macroeconomic theory and policy analysis. Students should have a familiarity with algebra (solving simultaneous equations). Knowledge of basic calculus (partial and total differentials) and introductory statistics (linear regression) will be helpful, but not required. The main part of the course will focus on the IS-LM framework. However, considerable attention will be devoted to international aspects, such as the trade deficit, international capital flows and the exchange rate, as well as domestic issues such as inflationary processes. Students enrolling in this course should be comfortable with algebraic and graphical analysis. It requires sustained immersion in relevant economic theory, and does not present a primarily descriptive or historical approach.
One semester of calculus (Math 221 or 211) is required. Math 221 is recommended.
Academic Integrity is critical to maintaining fair and knowledge based learning at UW Madison. Academic dishonesty is a serious violation: it undermines the bonds of trust and honesty between members of our academic community, degrades the value of your degree and defrauds those who may eventually depend upon your knowledge and integrity. Examples of academic misconduct include, but are not limited to: cheating on an examination (copying from another student's paper, referring to materials on the exam other than those explicitly permitted, continuing to work on an exam after the time has expired, turning in an exam for regrading after making changes to the exam), copying the homework of someone else, submitting for credit work done by someone else, stealing examinations or course materials, tampering with the grade records or with another student's work, or knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above. The Dept. of Economics will deal with these offenses harshly following UWS14 procedures (http://students.wisc.edu/saja/misconduct/UWS14.html):
1. The penalty for misconduct in most cases will be removal from the course and a failing grade,
2. The department will inform the Dean of Students as required and additional sanctions may be applied.
3. The department will keep an internal record of misconduct incidents. This information will be made available to teaching faculty writing recommendation letters and to admission offices of the School of Business and Engineering.
If you think you see incidents of misconduct, you should tell your instructor about them, in which case they will take appropriate action and protect your identity. You could also choose to contact our administrator (Mary Beth Ellis: firstname.lastname@example.org) and your identity will be kept confidential.