ECON 360
Monetary Economics Fall 2023
Division II Quantitative/Formal Reasoning

Class Details

This course covers a range of theoretical and applied issues bearing on monetary policy as conducted in the U.S. and abroad. Topics to be covered include: the causes of inflation, how central banks manage interest rates, the channels through which monetary policy affects the economy, and the costs and benefits of imposing rules on the conduct of policy. The class will also touch on a number of current issues facing central banks, such as unconventional monetary policy and cryptocurrencies.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 20
Expected: 20
Class#: 1798
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Two exams, a research paper and/or class presentation
Prerequisites: ECON 252 and 255. Multivariate calculus (MATH 150 or 151) is recommended but not required
Enrollment Preferences: junior and senior Economics majors
Distributions: Division II Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: The course entails the use of mathematical economic models, the presentation of quantitative information, and the interpretation of statistical analysis.
Attributes: GBST Economic Development Studies Electives
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