Eco 200 - Principles of Macroeconomics


I am currently using Angel Class Management System . I will no longer update these web pages for my classes.  Students in my class should use Angel to get current notes.

Large class:
For those who are wondering if there is any correlation between going to class and grades here is a sobering statistic.  Of those students who missed more than seven classes, 50 percent received less than a C-.  That is 50 percent of those students who missing four weeks of class got either a D+,D,D- or failed. Of this group (missing 8 or more classes) 25 percent failed the class.  86 percent of those students who failed this class missed more than seven classes. So if you hear from students that you do not need to attend class to do well in this class because the notes are posted on line beware.

Small class.  Of those students who missed more than six classes (two weeks), 53 percent received less than a C-.

In a small class of those students who missed two or less classes 39 percent received A or A-.

* Syllabus
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Links to Chapter notes:

Links to current economic news stories.

Business Week
New York Times
Yahoo Economics and Business

Review materials on the web

* Economic Glossary
A glossary of economics terms provided by Orley Amos (Oklahoma State University).
* Explorations in Economic Demand and Explorations in Economic Supply (by Kim Sosin)
An online example of demand and supply analysis with discussion questions.
* Exploring Supply and Demand (by Kim Sosin)
An online quiz that tests basic demand and supply concepts.
* Online multiple choice exams provided by Orley Amos (Oklahoma State University).
Try reviewing before taking your tests. These questions should help your review process.
* Orley Amos' Extra Credit
This fantasy/adventure story/tutorial reviews fundamental economics topics.

Online introductory economics texts:

* A Pedestrian's Guide to Economics by Orley Amos (Oklahoma State University)
An online, and expanded, version of his print book entitled Economic Literacy. This document provides a sound nontechnical introduction to fundamental economic concepts.
* Essential Principles of Economics: A Hypermedia Approach by Roger A. McCain (Drexel University)
This online hypermedia text contains a good discussion of introductory economics topics.
Larry Spizman -

Department of Economics, SUNY-Oswego, Oswego, NY 13126