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Alfred L Norman

Professor Emeritus Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Alfred L Norman

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ECO 361N • Informational Society

34325 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 200pm-330pm ART 1.120
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The social impact of the current technological changes in electronics, communications, and automation; focus on efficient institutions given the technological possibilities.

Prerequisite: Economics 304K and 304L with a grade of at least C- in each.

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

34365 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 500pm-630pm WEL 1.316
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 361N • Informational Society

34505 • Spring 2011
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm ART 1.110
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The social impact of the current technological changes in electronics, communications, and automation; focus on efficient institutions given the technological possibilities.

Prerequisite: Economics 304K and 304L with a grade of at least C- in each.

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

33540 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 500pm-630pm WEL 1.316
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 361N • Informational Society

33715 • Spring 2010
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm ART 1.110
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The social impact of the current technological changes in electronics, communications, and automation; focus on efficient institutions given the technological possibilities.

Prerequisite: Economics 304K and 304L with a grade of at least C- in each.

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

33675 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 500pm-630pm WEL 1.308
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Syllabus: ECO361N Informational SocietySyllabus

1. Course: ECO 304L Introduction to Macroeconomics

2. Instructor: Alfred L. Norman   Office: BRB 2.122   Office Hours: TuTh
2-2:45pm

3. Teaching Assistants: Marcus Dillender BRB 4.118 Off hours: Wed 2:00-3:30pm
Tom Roderick BRB 2.152 Off Hours: Thu 9-10am

4a. Overview of class: Salt water introduction of macroeconomics.
4b. Prerequisites are ECO 304K.
4c. Subject of each lecture
  27 Aug: Overview of class, organize into groups

  1 Sep: Supply and demand I and assign project 1

  3 Sep: Supply and demand II

  8 Sep: History of Macroeconomic theory

  10 Sep: GDP definition and quiz on supply and demand

  15 Sep: Price Indicies and Deflators

  17 Sep: Unemployment and Simple Keynesian Model

  22 Sep: Keynesian model dynamics

  24 Sep: Keysian fiscal policy, project due in class and quiz on price indicies

  29 Sep: Keynes versus Supply Siders

  1 Oct: Money and quiz on Keynesian models

  6 Oct: Banks and Fed and assign project 2

  8 Oct: Banks and Fed II

  13 Oct: Exam 1 in the classroom from 5-7pm

  15 Oct: Growth I

  20 Oct: Trade and Currency exchange

  22 Oct: Quiz on the Fed and Video contest round 1
  27 Oct: Quantity theory of money

  29 Oct: IS/LM model

  3 Nov: IS/LM model II and Project 2 due

  5 Nov: Monetary and Fiscal policy and quiz on IS/LM model

  10 Nov: Video Contest Finals

  12 Nov: World Economy

  17 Nov: Turkey, Iran, and Muslim world
  19 Nov: Prepare for Exam II

  24 Nov: Exam 2 in classroom from 5-7

  4 Dec: Current grade status
  6 Dec: Preparation for the final

5. Grading policy: Attendence is a factor in your grade.  +/- grades will be
assigned.

6. Grade is based on the following:

   5 Quizzes
   2 Hour Exams
  1 Optional final (To try to improve your grade if you so desire)
  Two group projects
  One video contest

  Dates of these events are listed above.

7. Final is 7-10pm on 10 Dec

8. No text.  Buy a CD and calculator for $15 the second day of class

9. Web site is l
http://www.eco.utexas.edu/Homepages/Faculty/Norman/sup/index.html

10. Students with disabilities may request appropriate academic accommodations
from the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Services for Students
with Disabilities, 471-6259

ECO 361N • Informational Society

33885 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm WAG 201
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Syllabus: ECO361N Informational SocietySyllabus

1. Course: ECO 361N Informational Society

2. Instructor: Alfred L. Norman   Office: BRB 2.122   Office Hours: TuTh 2-2:45pm

3. Teaching Assistant: Arif Odunco, office BRB 4.132 office hours Tu 2:30-3:15

4a. Overview of class: Economic and social implications of the advance in
information technology.
4b. Prerequisites are ECO 304K & L.
4c. Subject of each lecture
  27 Aug: Discovery, Invention, and Innovation
  1 Sep: Binary Numbers
  3 Sep: Microelectronics
  8 Sep: Harware
  10 Sep: Software
  15 Sep: Communications I

  17 Sep: Communications II

  22 Sep: Review for Hour Exam
  24 Sep: Hour Exam
  29 Sep: Manufacturing I
  2 Oct: Manufacturing II
  6 Oct: Paperless I
  8 Oct: Employment and Income
  13 Oct: Groups meet in my office to discuss 1st projects

  15 Oct: Groups meet in my office to discuss projects
  20 Oct: Day 1 of 1st PowerPoint presentations
  22 Oct: Day 2 of 1st PowerPoint presentations
  27 Oct: Information

  29 Oct: Government I
  3 Nov: Government II

  5 Nov: Procedural Consumer I
  10 Nov: Procedural Consumer II
  12 Nov: Groups meet in my office to discuss 2nd projects
  17 Nov: Groups meet in my office to discuss 2nd projects
  19 Nov: Day 1 of 2nd PowerPoint presentations

  24 Nov: Day 2 of 2nd PowerPoint presentations
  4 Dec: Current grade status
  6 Dec: Preparation for the final

5. Grading policy: Attendence is a factor in your grade.  +/- grades will be
assigned.

6. Grade is based on the following:

  Hour Exam
  Two group Powerpoint presentations
  Optional final (To try to improve your grade if you so desire)
  There wil be a contest for class participation
  Dates of these events are listed above.

7. Final is 2-3 on 9 Dec

8. No text.  Notes are online at
http://www.eco.utexas.edu/Homepages/Faculty/Norman/61N/

9. Web site is listed above in 8.

10. Students with disabilities may request appropriate academic accommodations
from the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, Services for Students
with Disabilities, 471-6259

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

33015 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 500pm-630pm JGB 2.324
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ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 361N • Informational Society

33215 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 330pm-500pm JGB 2.218
show description

The social impact of the current technological changes in electronics, communications, and automation; focus on efficient institutions given the technological possibilities.

Prerequisite: Economics 304K and 304L with a grade of at least C- in each.

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