An in-depth analysis of current issues in macroeconomic theory and policy. Topics covered include: 1. alternative perspectives on macroeconomics including monetarism, new classical equilibrium models, rational expectations, and real business cycle models; 2. long term growth, the slowdown in productivity growth, and concerns about U.S. competitiveness; 3. the effectiveness of macroeconomic policy in an open economy; 4. the effects of finance on the real sector.

Prerequisites/Rules:
Minimum grade of C- in ECON325; and 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (ECON321, STAT400). Restriction: Must be in Economics Bachelor of Science program.
Credits: 3
Grading Method: Regular, Pass-Fail, Audit

Course Offerings

    Spring 2017Instructor: Martina Copelman
    Spring 2016Instructor: Martina CopelmanView: Syllabus