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SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
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ECON2102/2220 Intermediate Macroeconomics
2015-2016
ECON2102CD/2220CD
Instructor: C. Chen
Office: 901 KKL
Office hours: Monday 1:40am – 3:00pm and Tuesday 4:40pm – 6:00pm
E-mail: ccfour@hku.hk
Semester: 2
Class meeting:
ECON2102C/2220C: Monday 9:30am – 12:20pm in LE6
ECON2102D/2220D: Tuesday 1:30pm – 4:20pm in MB201
Mid-term Exams: ECON2102C/2220C: March/14th. (Mon.) 9:40am – 12:10pm in LE6
ECON2102D/2220D: March/15th. (Tue.) 1:40pm – 4:10pm in MB201
Teaching assistant: Mr. Yuk Kwan Wong.
One extra class for ECON2102C:
Please choose among March/7th. (Mon.) and May/3rd-6th.
Q&A class for ECON2102CD: April/26th. (Tue.)
Prerequisites: ECON1001/1210 introductory microeconomics and ECON1002/1220 Introductory macroeconomics according to the Regulations, Syllabus & Structure and List of Courses for the BEcon and BEcon&Fin programmes.
The course is primarily for students majoring in economics and as such can be technical at times, involving the use of mathematics including elementary calculus.
Slides are available at http://www.sef.hku.hk/~ccfour/#Teaching
Textbook: Macroeconomics by Andrew B. Abel, Ben S. Bernanke, and Dean Croushore, 8th edition,
Pearson Addison Wesley.
Assessment:
Homework (problem sets plus one short essay)
Test (mid-term)
Examination (final)

20% (10%+10%)
20%
60%

Short Essay:
Economics is a persuasive science, and mathematics and statistics are tools economists use to make their arguments. Therefore, writing essays that convincingly make your argument is the key to both academic success and applications of economic thoughts in daily life. During the course, I will give your three topics (consumption and investment in China, the growth miracle of...

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