So we have to figure out what to do with Intermediate Macroeconomics, Econ 101b, for the rest of the semester, now that we have finished the "core models" sections of the course.
Here are my current thoughts on what we should do when the students return from spring vacation:
March 31: The Market for "Lemons"
April 2: Models of Financial Crises
April 4: Ways of Dealing with Financial Crises
April 7: How Are We Doing?
April 9: What Should We Do Next?
April 11: Holiday: Brookings Panel on Economic Activity
April 14: "Global Imbalances"
April 16: Risks of International Financial Crisis
April 18: Why Is China Doing This--Undervaluation and Export-Led Growth, That Is?
April 21: Global Divergence, Bigtime
April 23: Externalities: Sources of Virtuous Circles
April 25: Economic Policy with Endogenous Growth
April 28: The Current Situation Update
April 30: Conservative Central Bankers
May 2: Monetary Transmission Mechanism
May 5: Permanent Income/Are Government Bonds Net Wealth?
May 7: Social Security
May 9: Medicaid, Medicare, Long-Run Budget
May 12: Applications Exam
May 16: FINAL EXAM 8-11 AM
And, of course, there are all the things I have covered in the past or would like to cover that have to be dumped. Sigh:
Stabilization Policy since WWII
Looking Back at the Great Depression: What Went So Wrong?
The Productivity Slowdown: the 1970s
The Productivity Speedup: the 1990s
Is the Singularity in Our Future or in Our Past?
U.S. Income Distribution
European Youth and Structural Unemployment
"Animal Spirits": Understanding the Stock and Real Estate Markets
Was the Volcker Deflation Necessary?
Evaluating the Greenspan Years
Political Business Cycle
The NAIRU and Its Vicissitudes