Macroeconomics ECON 2301 May 2010 Marilyn Spencer, Ph.D.

ECON 2301
May 2010
Marilyn Spencer, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
Exam Topics, Chapters 1-4
Exam 1, May 19
 Chapters 1-4
Study PPT slides
Study assigned end-of-chapter questions
Study with a friend
 Test format:
25 multiple choice questions (+ 3 extra credit)
Questions include definitions, theory & applications –
Expect graphs and numbers.
1 hour
Scantron answer sheet provided
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Chapter 1 Exam Question Topics, Sec. 004
 Economics
 Macroeconomics v. microeconomics
 Incentives
 Rational self-interest
 Positive v. normative statement
 Ceteris paribus assumption
 Resources
Chapter 2 Exam Topics, Sec. 004
 Opportunity cost
 Production possibilities frontier:
 Points on or off PPF
 Bowed shape – what this means for
marginal opportunity cost
 Moving along PPC
 Comparative v. absolute advantage
 Choosing what to produce: capital goods v.
consumption goods
Chapter 3 Exam Topics
 Law of demand
 Movement along a demand curve
 Other variables that affect Demand, and how they
shift the curve
 Law of supply
 Other variables that affect Supply, and how they shift
the curve
 Equilibrium, and how shifts in the D & S curves
change equilibrium Q & P
 Shortage or surplus
Chapter 4 Exam Topics
Changing market equilibrium:
 Effect of a change in income shifting demand: normal
goods v. inferior goods
 Effect of a change in the price of a substitute shifting
demand: complements v. substitutes
Effects of other determinants shifting demand
Effects of determinants that shift supply
Effects if BOTH demand & supply shift
Shortages & surpluses
 Price ceilings & price floors