Introduction to Macroeconomics
Lecture Slides and Support Material for Spring 2014
These linkages below are for the PowerPoint slides used in lectures for this class. Because students and educators from other colleges use this material, there is always some version of each lecture represented here. The version is represented by the year after the slide title. If the version shown is 2013 that was for last year's class. As the lectures are upgraded as the semester proceeds, each 2013 slide set is replaced with one labeled 2014. Those are for this year's class.
These lecture slides are protected by copyright laws, with restrictions described on the title slide.
2013 Q 3 GDP Table (also at the end of lecture 1)
Video assignment [mandatory]: Reviewing the new BEA2013 GDP data
Handout: Key Interest Rates (used with the Loanable Funds Model)
This is experimental and is not guaranteed to work. These will disappear after six weeks.
[These do not start until about 6 minutes in].
2012 Trustees Report of the Social Security Trust Fund (optional - put here just in case you wanted to look at it) 
China Stuff (all optional)
Unrestricted Warfare (if interested, speed-read chapter 5 and after for their views about finance).
The Revenge of Wen Jiabao (a detailed Foreign Policy story about the long roots of the purge).
A Chilling End in Chongqing (Financial Times story about the Heywood murder and possible links to the Bo purge).
China Reins in Bo Xilai Chatter Online (Wall Street Journal Story about censorship after the purge)