What can history teach us about macroeconomic policy? This course will use American macroeconomic history from 1870 to the present to explore key issues in macroeconomic policy which remain relevant today. We will both extend the theoretical frameworks presented in ECON302 and delve into the empirical literature on both historical and contemporary monetary and fiscal policy. Students will produce an original, independent research paper on a topic relating to macroeconomics. Previous completion of or concurrent enrollment in ECON385 is recommended.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ECON300 AND ECON302
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ECON-MN)(ECON)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Romer, David, SHORT-RUN FLUCTUATIONS (open source) and other readings as assigned
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students will be evaluated based on problem sets, an in-class midterm, and an independent research paper and related presentation.
|Instructor(s): Brunet,Gillian Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: OLIN327B; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 15||JR major: 10|| || |
|Seats Available: 14||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|