Your First Assignment

Your first assignment has been posted (in the side-bar to the right). It is due on Tuesday 2/5. As I mentioned in class yesterday, this assignment has to do with the inverted yield curve and will be equivalent (in terms…

Are We In a Recession?

The short answer, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Economics Blog, is no: The 87-year-old NBER, a nonprofit group of 600 academic economists, has become the unofficial arbiter of when recessions begin and end. Its definition of a recession: “A…

The Text Book Website

I just added a link to the course website in the sidebar (to the right – under ‘Course Info’). Once you’re there, click on the “Student Edition” link on the left of <em>that</em> website. In the student section, choose a…

Change in Office Hours

There was a scheduling conflict with an office-mate, so the office hours will be on Tuesday 10am-11.30am, NOT 2.30pm-4pm as mentioned in the syllabus. The current syllabus has been updated to reflect this change. Thursday’s hours remain the same (2.30pm-4pm).