This course focuses on the study of economic aggregates such as employment and inflation and on the public policies (monetary and fiscal) aimed at controlling these aggregates. The first half of the course will concentrate on short-run issues: aggregate demand and supply in closed and open economies, business cycles, and stabilization policies. The second half of the course will focus on long-run issues: economic growth and microfoundations of unemployment and consumption. Upon completion of this course, students should be capable of an informed analysis of recent macroeconomic debates. They should also be prepared for upper-level electives on a variety of macroeconomic subjects.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Abel, Bernanke & Croushore, MACROECONOMICS, 8th Ed.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Class participation, exercises and readings on a continual basis, two in-class exams, and a final exam scheduled by the Registrar.
|Instructor(s): Boulware,Karl David Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: PAC107; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 35||SR major: 5||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: -2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 5||SO: 15||FR: 0|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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