ECON 120 Spring 2015 Principles of Macroeconomics (Q)

Also offered Fall 2014

This course provides an introduction to the study of the aggregate national economy. It develops the basic theories of macroeconomics and applies them to topics of current interest. Issues to be explored include: the causes of inflation, unemployment, recessions, and depressions; the role of government fiscal and monetary policy in stabilizing the economy; the determinants of long-run economic growth; the long- and short-run effects of taxes, budget deficits, and other government policies on the national economy; the role of financial frictions in amplifying recessions; and the workings of exchange rates and international finance.
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: problem sets, short essays, midterm, final exam (Samson's section will have 2 one-hour exams and a final)
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Prerequisites: ECON 110
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Divisional Attributes: Division II, Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: POEC Required Courses
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 40
Class Number: 3425
ECON 120 - 03 (S) LEC Principles of Macroeconomics (Q) Division 2: Social StudiesQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Quamrul H. Ashraf
TF 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Schapiro Hall 129 3425
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