ECON 3023

Course No. and Title:

ECON 3023 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Credit Value:

Three (3) credit hours 

Course Description:

Macroeconomics seeks to understand the way in which national economies function, and the way they interact with each other at the international level. Key questions are: the determination of a country's standard of living and rate of growth; the causes of recessions, unemployment, and inflation; the determinants of exchange rates and the benefits (or costs) of currency unions; and the determinants of interest rates. This course is an essential building block for higher level study in economics and finance, and is indispensable for understanding stock markets and financial investment.


3 ch of first-year macroeconomics (ECON 1002, 1023, 1024, or ECON 1073).

Course Author:

Professor Tony Myatt, Department of Economics, 506-447-3208, email:

Course Features:

Online power-point lectures, links to other web sites, and self-testing engines. The textbook is a critical part of the necessary materials.

Course Format:

Fifteen chapters of the textbook, chapters 3-16, and chapter 20.

Course Texts:

REQUIRED TEXT: Macroeconomics: Canadian Edition by N. Gregory Mankiw and William Scarth, FIFTH EDITION, 2014, published by Worth Publishers
ISBN-13: 978-1-4641-6850-5
ISBN-10: 1-4641-6850-4

Textbooks can be ordered from the UNB Fredericton Bookstore:
Assignments & Examinations:

There are three major components of the mark (based on quizzes and tests).
1. 15 quizzes, one at the end of each chapter. Each quiz is worth 1% of the final mark, for a total of 15%.  [Three attempts on each quiz, the highest mark is the one that counts.]
2. Midterm test worth 15%. [One hundred questions in two hours, only one attempt.]
3. Final exam worth 70%. [120 questions in 150 minutes (2½ hours), one attempt, supervised.]

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Time Limit:

Six months from the student registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.


Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
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