KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS

College of Industrial Management

Department of Finance & Economics

2002-2003 (Term 023 Summer Session)

 

Econ 202                   :           Principles of Economics II (Macroeconomics)

Instructor                     :           Dr. Usamah A. Uthman

Office                          :           B24/296

Office Hours               :           2:00 3:00 PM, SUM (or by appointment)

Textbook                    :           Economics by Lipsey, et al, 12th Ed., 1999

 

Course Outline

 

Chapter 21                 :           What Macroeconomics Is All About

Chapter 22                 :           The Measurement of National Income

Chapter 23                 :           National Income Determination Part 1

Chapter 24                 :           National Income Determination Part 2

                                                Applications to the Multiplier Theory given by the Professor

Chapter 25                 :           Output and Prices in the Short Run

Chapter 26                 :           Output and Prices in the Long Run

Chapter 27                 :           The Nature of Money and Monetary Institutions

Chapter 28                 :           Money, Output, and Prices

Chapter 29                 :           Monetary Policy

Chapter 31                 :           Unemployment

Chapter 32                 :           Government Debt and Deficits

Chapter 33                 :           Economic Growth

Chapter 34                 :           Growth in the Developing Countries

Chapter 37                 :           Exchange Rates and the Balance of Payments

 

First Exam                                                       25%             

Second Exam                                                  25%             

Final Exam (comprehensive)                         40% 

Quizzes and participations                10

 

            Total                                                    100%

 

NOTE:  Professor reserves the right to change the contents and weights of course requirements.

 

FIRST MAJOR EXAM, THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2003

BLDG. 24/120/121, 12:30 2:30 PM

SECOND MAJOR EXAM, THURSDAY, AUGUST 05, 2003

BLDG. 24/120/121, 7:00 9:00 PM

 


A Workshop in Economics

By Dr. Usamah Uthman

Objectives:  

 

The objective of the workshop is developing students analytical ability in solving economic problems, improving their writing skills in the English language, and introducing them to the habit of team work.  In addition to that the workshop will provide a way of circumventing cheating in home works and avoiding wild guessing in solving multiple choice quizzes.

 

Arrangement

 

(  1)     The workshop will be conducted mostly during class time.  There will be a workshop class on the first class period following every two chapters on the course syllabus.

 

(  2)     Problems will be pre-assigned, and they will come mainly from the textbook end-of-chapter discussion questions and the short problems in the Student Study Guide.  This means students must come prepared to the workshop by at least reading the relevant chapters before the workshop class period.  This will shorten the time they need to work out the problems.

 

(  3)     Students work will be based upon open-book and open-notes.  Every student must bring to class his own textbook and/or study guide.

 

(  4)     The class will be divided into groups.  The size of the group shall depend upon the total number of students by the end of the add-drop week of registration.

 

(  5)     Students must form their own groups (teams) no later than the end of the second week of classes.  Each team shall select a representative who shall be responsible for communicating between the team and the professor.

 

(  6)     Depending upon the complexity and number of problems assigned, students will be given between 30-45 minutes to do the problems.  The team reports must be handed in to the professor by the end of that period.  If time allows, the professor conducts an open discussion about the assigned problems with the class at large.

 

(  7)     During the discussion the professor may select randomly some students to comment on the problems.  A students score in the workshop may be affected by the quality of his verbal discussion.

 

(  8)     The professor shall provide each group with one set of plain sheets of paper for the students to write their solution on.  No more than one set of papers per group shall be provided.

 

(  9)     In case all members of a group, except one, withdraw from the course, the remaining member may choose to work individually or join another group, subject to the professors approval.

 

(10)     In case a group feels that one member is not participating in the groups work they may take a simple majority vote and expel him from the group.  The implementation of the decision shall be subject to the professors approval.

 

 

WORKSHOP IN MACROECONOMICS

(Econ 202)

Second Semester (2002-2003)

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Usamah Uthman

 


 

Dr. Usamah uthman

Econ 202

Assignments to Workshop in Macroeconomics

 

 

Below, students find assignments for the workshops in the principles of macroeconomics.  A workshop will take place by the end of every two chapters.  Answers to most of these problems are relatively short.  You need to be concise and precise in your answers to economize on time and space.  Also, you must supplement your answers with the relevant drawings if any.  So you must bring to class your textbook and/or study guide (as may be needed) in addition to pencils, rulers, erasers, etc.  There shall be at least four workshops during the semester.  No questions shall be answered during the workshop.

 

 

 

 

Workshop # 1

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Chapters 21 & 22

21-1, 21-3, 22-2, 22-10

 

 

Workshop # 2

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Chapters 23 & 24

23-3, 23-12, 24-2, 24-8

 

 

Workshop # 3

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Chapters 25 & 26

25-1(a,b,c,d), 25-4, 26-2 (a, c, e), 26-7

 

 

Workshop # 4

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Chapter 27 & 28

27-4, 27-10, 28-3, 28-5, 28-11

 

 

Workshop # 5

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Chapters 29 & 30

29,4, 29-5, 29-8, 30-2, 30-6

 


KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS

College of Industrial Management

Department of Finance & Economics

2001-2002 (Term 003 Summer Session)

 

Econ 202                   :           Principles of Economics II (Macroeconomics)

Instructor                     :           Dr. Usamah A. Uthman

Office                          :           B24/296

Office Hours               :           10.30 11:10, SM (or by appointment)

Textbook                    :           Economics by Lipsey, et al, 12th Ed., 1999

 

Course Outline

 

Chapter 21                 :           What Macroeconomics Is All About

Chapter 22                 :           The Measurement of National Income

Chapter 23                 :           National Income Determination Part 1

Chapter 24                 :           National Income Determination Part 2

                                                Applications to the Multiplier Theory given by the Professor

Chapter 25                 :           Output and Prices in the Short Run

Chapter 26                 :           Output and Prices in the Long Run

Chapter 27                 :           The Nature of Money and Monetary Institutions

Chapter 28                 :           Money, Output, and Prices

Chapter 29                 :           Monetary Policy

Chapter 30                 :           Inflation

Chapter 31                 :           Unemployment

Chapter 32                 :           Government Debt Deficits

Chapter 34                 :           Growth in the Developing Countries

Chapter 36                 :           Trade Policy

Chapter 37                 :           Exchange Rates and the Balance of Payments

 

First Exam                                                       25%             

Second Exam                                                  25%             

Final Exam (comprehensive)                         40%             

Quizzes and assignments                              10%

 

            Total                                                    100%

 

NOTE:  Professor reserves the right to change the contents and weights of course requirements.

 

FIRST MAJOR EXAM, TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2001

BLDG. 24/120/121, 7:00 9:00 PM

 

SECOND MAJOR EXAM, TUESDAY, AUGUST 07, 2001

BLDG. 24/120/121, 7:00 9:00 PM

 

 


KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & MINERALS

College of Industrial Management

Department of Finance & Economics

1999-2000 (Term 993 Summer Session)

 

Econ 202                   :           Principles of Economics II (Macroeconomics)

Instructor                     :           Dr. Usamah A. Uthman

Office                          :           B24/296

Office Hours               :           9.10 10:10, SMW (or by appointment)

Textbook                    :           Economics by Lipsey, et al, 12th Ed., 1999

 

Course Outline

 

Chapter 21                 :           What Macroeconomics Is All About

Chapter 22                 :           The Measurement of National Income

Chapter 23                 :           National Income Determination Part 1

Chapter 24                 :           National Income Determination Part 2

Chapter 25                 :           Output and Prices in the Short Run

Chapter 26                 :           Output and Prices in the Long Run

Chapter 27                 :           The Nature of Money and Monetary Institutions

Chapter 28                 :           Money, Output, and Prices

Chapter 29                 :           Monetary Policy

Chapter 30                 :           Inflation

Chapter 31                 :           Unemployment

Chapter 32                 :           Government Debt Deficits

Chapter 34                 :           Growth in the Developing Countries

Chapter 36                 :           Trade Policy

Chapter 37                 :           Exchange Rates and the Balance of Payments

 

First Exam                                                       25%             

Second Exam                                                  25%             

Final Exam (comprehensive)                         40%             

Quizzes and assignments                              10%

 

            Total                                                    100%

 

NOTE:  Professor reserves the right to change the contents and weights of course requirements.

 

FIRST MAJOR EXAM, MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2000

BLDG. 24/120/121, 7:00 9:00 PM

 

SECOND MAJOR EXAM, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2000

BLDG. 24/120/121, 12:30 2:30 PM