Course code:



M - Intermediate

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • QR - Quantitative Reasoning
  • HS - Human Studies

Typically offered:


This course seeks to give students knowledge of macroeconomic theories, models, and outcomes.

Emphasis will be evenly placed on both formal modeling and intuitive approaches to understanding economic phenomena. An understanding of the relatively formal, abstract macroeconomic models of neoclassical economics will be used to provide a framework for discussion about contemporary macroeconomic phenomena and policy responses.

Topics will include unemployment and inflation, fiscal and monetary policy, consumption and savings, monetary theory and banking systems, balance of payments and international macroeconomics, exchange rate determination, financial crises and bubbles, along with topics of student interest.

Evaluation will be based on problem sets, a final exam, and classroom participation. 


One term of college economics, or instructor permission.

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