ECON 102

Macroeconomic Theory

Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 101. Theory of income, employment, and price level. Analysis of secular growth and business fluctuations; introduction to monetary and fiscal policy. P/NP or letter grading.

Units: 4.0
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Overall Rating 1.4
Easiness 1.6/ 5
Clarity 1.4/ 5
Workload 2.2/ 5
Helpfulness 1.5/ 5
Most Helpful Review
Spring 2022 - The TA's were pretty helpful despite being confused, so I really appreciated that even though the professor often dismissed our concerns about the hw or the rests. I found it funny that the TA's didn't even know how to help us with the hw for this class since the wording was ambiguous and confusing sometimes. I hated hw 2 (excel and solow model) because there were no clear instructions, was time consuming, and had long parts that didn't make any sense, although you didn't need more than a basic understanding of excel for that. i also disliked how some of the TAs told us that they couldn't "tell us the answers," when we asked for help on the hw in the beginning of the quarter so they just gave us confusing hints. It was very hard to try to master the material on our own, since a lot of the hw was incredibly time consuming. I thought the professor should've given more reign for all the TA's to be able to teach us the concepts more when we ask for help on hw questions. I felt like I was going to fail the class the entire time, but luckily grades are curved. Tests: Midterm was straightforward even though it was hard (but not as hard as final), as long as you did the hw and paid some attention in class. The final was super difficult and I had no idea how to do most of it. I still think that if you try your best, you can (at least) pass this class. Some positives: I liked the discussions that the professor posted on Canvas (10% of our grade is participation) since it was relevant to both the class and what was happening to our economy today. He clearly is a guy who is very passionate about macro. His lectures would've been way more interesting if only there were less confusing math on the slides that he rushed through. I also liked that we were able to use notes on the test (paper materials only).
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