Course Detail

Macroeconomics (33040)

Course Description by Faculty

  • Guerrieri, Veronica
  • Content
    This course is designed to introduce students to classic macroeconomic issues such as economic growth, recessions, unemployment, inflation, interest rates, government deficit, international capital flows, and exchange rates. The course will provide a unified framework to address these issues and to study the impact of different policies, such as monetary and fiscal policies, on the aggregate behavior of the economy. The analytical tools developed in class will be used to understand the recent experience of the United States and of the world economy and to discuss current policy debates.
    • Lectures

    • Discussion

  • Prerequisites
    Business 33001 or equivalent.
  • Materials
    Abel and Bernanke, Macroeconomics. Supplementary readings and occasional handouts from the popular press will be posted on the Canvas site.
    • Canvas Site Available

  • Grades
    Based on quizzes, a mid-term (optional), and a final exam.
    Assessment & Testing
    • Quizzes

    • Optional midterm

    • Final exam (in class)

  • Syllabus
  • Winter 2022Section: 33040-01T 8:30AM-11:30AMHarper CenterC08In-Person Only
  • Winter 2022Section: 33040-02T 1:30PM-4:30PMHarper CenterC08In-Person Only
Description and/or course criteria last updated: November 9 2021