Classes

ECON 1746: The Financial Crisis and the Great Recession

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2019

This course will explore what lessons we can draw from the experience of the U.S. economy during the financial crisis and Great Recession. We will review research on what factors precipitated the boom and bust in the housing market and how the resulting mortgage crisis rippled through the global financial system and ultimately generated the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression. We will analyze the policy responses aimed at stabilizing the financial system, mitigating foreclosures, providing fiscal stimulus, and deploying conventional and unconventional monetary policy...

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API 121: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2018
Teaches students the basic tools of macroeconomics and how to apply them to real-world economic policy. The goals of the course are for students to understand how to evaluate macroeconomic conditions such as unemployment, inflation, and growth; to understand how monetary policy and fiscal policy can be used to influence macroeconomic conditions; and to understand media accounts of macroeconomic events. The course covers a broad range of topics in macroeconomics including the role of fiscal and monetary policies in stabilizing the economy; the relationship between inflation and unemployment;... Read more about API 121: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy