This Course at MIT

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Course Overview

This page focuses on the course 14.05 Intermediate Macroeconomics as it was taught by Prof. George-Marios Angeletos in Spring 2013.

This course uses the tools of macroeconomics to study various macroeconomic policy problems in-depth. The problems range from economic growth in the long run, to government finances in the intermediate run, to economic stability in the short run. Many economic models used today are surveyed.

Course Outcomes

The primary goal of this course is to help students develop a consistent way of thinking about some key macroeconomic phenomena. Learn more about the objective of the course.

 

Curriculum Information

Prerequisites

Requirements Satisfied

Offered

Every spring semester

The Classroom

  • A photograph of a classroom with multiple blackboards in the front of the room. Students sat at long tables.

    Lecture

    All lectures were held in a large classroom like this one.

  • A photograph of a small classroom with a small chalkboard at the front of the room.

    Recitation

    Recitation sessions were held in smaller classrooms; about one third of the students were in each recitation section.

 

Student Information

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Enrollment

  • The enrollment for this course was 36 students in Fall 2013, but has ranged from 28-96 in past semesters.
  • The students in this course were primarily undergraduates.
 
 

How Student Time Was Spent

During an average week, students were expected to spend 12 hours on the course, roughly divided as follows:

Lecture

3 hours per week
  • Met 2 times per week for 1.5 hours per session; 26 sessions total.
  • Mandatory attendance.
  • Two of the sessions were in-class exams.
 

Recitation

1 hour per week

Students met in a group with one of the three Teaching Assistants, Marco Di Maggio, Sebastian Di Tella, or Juan Pablo Xandri. Recitation sessions were scheduled, in addition to regular class time, to allow students the opportunity to review the material taught during lecture in-depth and ask questions in a small group setting.

 

Out of Class

5 hours per week
  • Weekly readings
  • Five problem sets
  • A rough draft of a paper
  • A 5,000 word final paper
 

Semester Breakdown

WEEK M T W Th F
1 No classes throughout MIT. No session scheduled. Lecture session. No session scheduled. No classes throughout MIT.
2 Lecture session. No session scheduled. Lecture session. No session scheduled. Recitation session.
3 No classes throughout MIT. No session scheduled. Lecture session. No session scheduled. Recitation session; assignment due date.
4 Lecture session. No session scheduled. Lecture session. No session scheduled. Recitation session.
5 Lecture session. No session scheduled. Lecture session. No session scheduled. Recitation session.
6 Lecture session. No session scheduled. Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Recitation session.
7 Lecture session. No session scheduled. Lecture session; exam held. No session scheduled. Recitation session; assignment due date.
8 No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT.
9 Lecture session; assignment due date. No session scheduled. Lecture session. No session scheduled. Recitation session.
10 Lecture session. No session scheduled. Lecture session. No session scheduled. Recitation session.
11 No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT. Lecture session. No session scheduled. No classes throughout MIT; assignment due date.
12 Lecture session. No session scheduled. No classes throughout MIT. No session scheduled. Recitation session.
13 Lecture session. No session scheduled. Lecture session. No session scheduled. Recitation session; assignment due date.
14 Lecture session. No session scheduled. Lecture session; exam held. No session scheduled. Recitation session.
15 Lecture session. No session scheduled. Lecture session. No session scheduled. No classes throughout MIT.
16 No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT; assignment due date. No classes throughout MIT. No classes throughout MIT.
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