In this seminar, we will discuss some of the ‘big questions’ in macroeconomics, with a particular focus on economic growth. For example: Why are some countries richer than others? How does government intervention affect economic growth? How will the existence of finite resources (e.g., oil) affect economic growth in the long-run? Is it possible to have continued economic growth while avoiding dangerous levels of climatic change? Does inequality help or harm growth? How will automation and artificial intelligence affect growth, inequality, and unemployment?
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: class presentations, problem sets, short-writing assignments, research paper
Prerequisites: ECON 251, ECON 252, and (ECON 255 or STAT 346)
Enrollment Preference: senior Economics majors
Distributions: Division II;