Fall 2006 not offered
This course investigates monetized economies. Particular attention is given to the design and implementation of monetary policy institutions, from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. In addition to the Federal Reserve System in the United States, modern monetary arrangements throughout the world will be studied in a comparative way. Specific topics to be covered may vary with student interest.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
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Blinder, CENTRAL BANKING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE. 1999.
Solow and Taylor, INFLATION, UNEMPLOYMENT, AND MONETARY POLICY. 1999.
Numerous academic journal articles, central bank reports, financial and popular news articles.
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Semester-long original research project. Formal in-class debates. Two take-home midterms. Participation in classroom discussion.
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Course draws heavily on material from Economics 302: Macroeconomic Analysis. Assumes familiarity with regression techniques at the level of Economics 300: Quantitative Analysis. Students who complete ECON 342 cannot receive credit towards the ECON or MECO major for ECON 242, or vice versa depending on your needs for major credit.
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