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ECON 3304 Macroeconomic Policymaking (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course studies macroeconomic policy in the United States over the past three decades. We will explore historical examples of macroeconomic problems and the policies that were used to confront them. Examples include the military build up of the 1960s, the oil price shocks of the 1970s, the budget deficits of the 1980s, and the credit crunch of the early 1990s, among others. We will also examine the tools macroeconomists use to provide policy advice. A major component of the course will be frequent written assignments in which students assess macroeconomic conditions and provide policy guidance.


Instructor(s): Robert Murphy

Prerequisites: ECON2202 or EC0N2204

Cross listed with:

Comments: Enrollment limited; significant writing/research component.


Last Updated: 24-Feb-14