About this Blog

My name is Mark Vaughan. I teach full-time in the Department of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis and work part-time for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. This blog supports the undergraduate courses I teach at Wash. U. (Introductory Macroeconomics – Econ. 104; Money & Banking – Econ. 335; and Intermediate Macroeconomics – Econ. 402).

DISCLAIMER: Opinions expressed, files uploaded, blogs/articles linked as well as student comments on aforementioned reflect the views of the authors and not those of the Department of Economics at Washington University or Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.  Any errors in posts are mine alone.

Most things are self-explanatory, but a few might be puzzling.

Exam Lockers: Warehouse of lecture slides, quiz keys, and other material that might be useful in exam prep.

Administrative Alerts (Required Reading): Posts containing syllabus revisions (i.e., changes in course outline, course policies, etc.)

Class News (Required): Posts containing information on upcoming study sessions/quizzes/exams, links to PowerPoint slides, keys to quizzes/exams, etc.

Further Study (Optional): Posts containing links to articles, blogs, on-line books, etc. so interested students can dig deeper into class topics.

WSJ Alerts (Required): Posts containing links to key articles (mostly from the Wall Street Journal ) on issues that have been or will be explored in class.

Friedman & Schwartz Aids (Required): Posts containing updated study questions/reading notes as well as links to articles, videos, blogs, and on-line books that promote a deeper understanding of A Monetary History.

Link to Economics Roundtable – a blog offering the “greatest hits” of daily posts on a broad range of economics/finance blogs.

Data Sources
Links to terrific on-line sources of economic data (useful for other econ classes as well as mine).

Economics Resources
Links to two on-line economics dictionaries (Concise Encylopedia of Economics and Economic History Encyclopedia) containing short essays by well-respected economists on a broad range of macro- and microeconomic topics and one on-line finance dictionary (Investopedia) containing definitions of a broad range of banking/finance terms.


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