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This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Principles of Macroeconomics (common course-id ECON 202), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).  

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General Course Description - ECON 202:

An introductory course focusing on aggregate economic analysis. Topics include: market systems, aggregate measures of economic activity, macroeconomic equilibrium, money and financial institutions, monetary and fiscal policy, international economics, and economic growth.

Minimum units: 3.0

Any rationale or comment: None

Date Added to MERLOT: August 03, 2016
Created by: SUOL4ed subr
License: Creative Commons License
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Pedagogical Approach:
  • Fundamentals of economic thinking
  • How markets operate
  • Measuring the economy
    • National output and productivity
    • Price level
    • Business cycle
    • Unemployment
  • Modeling the business cycle
  • Monetary system
    • Money creation and banking
    • Role and function of central banks
    • Money demand and velocity
    • Inflation
  • The financial system
    • Saving
    • Investment
    • Role of interest rates
  • The role of the government in the macro economy
    • Stabilization policy
    • Deficit and debt
    • Fiscal and monetary policy
  • Economic growth and development
  • Balance of payments and trade
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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify and interpret macroeconomic data.
  • Apply macroeconomic models to understand the economy.
  • Analyze the economic impacts of monetary and fiscal policy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the function of the central bank and the banking system.
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