Each of the supplementary reading assignments is listed under the textbook chapter or other heading most closely related to it.
Course Mechanics: MAKE SURE TO READ THE SYLLABUS RIGHT AWAY IF YOU HAVEN'T!!!!!
On the Writing Assignments
- Instructions for Writing Assignments
- A few of the posts linked at Student Guest Posts on supplysideliberal.com
- On Having a Thesis
- Brio in Blog Posts
Chapter 1—The Science of Macroeconomics
Chapter 2—The Data of Macroeconomics
- The Logarithmic Harmony of Percent Changes and Growth Rates
- The Shape of Production: Charles Cobb's and Paul Douglas's Boon to Economics
- Building Up With Grace
- Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg on Immobility in America
- Growth Rates and Percentage Changes Powerpoint File
- Growth Rates and the Rule of 70 (.doc download)
- MV=PY, or equivalently %ΔM+%ΔV=%ΔP+%ΔY
- Cobb-Douglas with Constant Returns to Scale Exercise
- %ΔQ = elasticity %ΔP; %Δ (PQ) = %ΔP+%ΔQ
- Supply and Demand: Elasticities and Comparative Statics
- Rule of 70 Exercise
Chapter 3—National Income: Where It Comes From and Where It Goes
- There Is No Such Thing as Decreasing Returns to Scale
- Returns to Scale and Imperfect Competition in Market Equilibrium
- Returns to Scale Exercise
- Government Purchases vs. Government Spending
- Why Taxes are Bad
- Can Taxes Raise GDP?
- Is Taxing Capital OK?
- What is a Supply-Side Liberal?
Chapter 4—The Monetary System: What It Is and How It Works
- Optimal Monetary Policy: Could the Next Big Idea Come from the Blogosphere?
- Real Interest Rate Exercise
- Supply and Demand for the Monetary Base
Chapter 5—Inflation: Its Causes, Effects and Social Costs
- The Costs and Benefits of Repealing the Zero Lower Bound...and Then Lowering the Long-Run Inflation Target
Chapter 6—The Open Economy
- International Finance: A Primer
- How Increasing Retirement Saving Could Give America More Balanced Trade
- Alexander Trentin Interviews Miles Kimball about Establishing an International Capital Flow Framework
- International Finance Slides
- The Effects of Shifts in the CF(r) Curve on the Long-Run International Finance Diagram Are Not Ambiguous After All
Chapter 7—Unemployment and the Labor Market
Chapter 8—Economic Growth I: Capital Accumulation and Population Growth
- The Real Test of the December 2017 Tax Reform Will Be Its Long-Run Effect
- Exercise: Calculating and Applying Elasticities of k* and y* (the Steady-State Capital to Effective Labor Ratio and Output to Effective Labor Ratio) to Exogenous Changes
Chapter 9—Economic Growth II: Technology, Empirics and Policy
- The Government and the Mob
- One of the Biggest Threats to America's Future Has the Easiest Fix
- Restoring American Growth: The Video (Please watch the whole thing by 4/27/18—you need this material to tackle a question on the practice exam. Watching this video counts as a makeup class.)
- Bonnie Kavoussi's Tweetstorm on "Restoring American Growth"
Chapter 10—Introduction to Economic Fluctuations
- How Subordinating Paper Currency to Electronic Money Can End Recessions and End Inflation
- America's Big Monetary Policy Mistake: How Negative Interest Rates Could Have Stopped the Great Recession in Its Tracks
- Governments Can and Should Beat Bitcoin at Its Own Game
- An Underappreciated Power of a Central Bank: Determining the Relative Prices between the Various Forms of Money Under Its Jurisdiction
- Wonkblog Interview by Dylan Matthews: Can We Get Rid of Inflation and Recessions Forever?
- Danny Vinik's Interview with Miles Kimball for Business Insider: There’s an Electronic Currency that Could Save the Economy—and It’s Not Bitcoin
- Gather ’round, Children, Here’s How to Heal a Wounded Economy
- Monetary vs. Fiscal Policy: Expansionary Monetary Policy Does Not Raise the Budget Deficit
- How and Why to Avoid Mixing Monetary Policy and Fiscal Policy
- Electronic Money: The Quiz
- Alexander Trentin Interviews Miles Kimball on Next Generation Monetary Policy
- Optional: The pictures and videos in the aggregator post "How and Why to Eliminate the Zero Lower Bound: A Reader’s Guide" may help you.