Participants discuss recent research in macroeconomics and present their own work in progress. Open to doctoral students in economics who have passed their oral examinations. Note: Popularly known as the Macro Lunch.
Economic growth, inflation, unemployment, the business cycle, the financial system, international capital flows and trade imbalances, and the impact of monetary and fiscal policy. The Department of Economics strongly encourages students considering a concentration in economics to take both Ec10a and Ec10b in their freshman year. These courses are required for all economics concentrators and are prerequisites for higher level courses in economics. These courses, when both are taken for a letter grade, meet the General Education requirement for either
Introduction to economic issues and basic principles and methods of microeconomics: how markets work, market efficiency and market failure, firm and consumer behavior, policy issues such as taxation, international trade, the environment, and the distribution of income.