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A study of aggregate economic activity: output, employment, inflation, and interest rates. The class will develop a theoretical framework for analyzing economic growth and business cycles. The theory will be used to evaluate policies designed to promote growth and stability, and to understand economic developments in the U.S. and abroad. Instructors may use elementary calculus in assigned readings, exams and lectures.
Format: lecture; Sections taught by Professor Pedroni in the fall will be strictly remote, with both asynchronous and synchronous components. Professor Montiel's fall section will be taught in person. Spring section formats are TBD.
Grading: no pass/fail option,
no fifth course option
problem sets and/or written assignments, midterm(s), and a final exam
ECON 110 and 120 and MATH 130 or its equivalent
Current or prospective Economics majors.
Course involves mathematical modeling of real-world phenomena, analyzing quantitative results, and describing those results in words.