API-121: Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

Semester: Spring

Credit: 1.0

Syllabus: Click here for syllabus

Faculty: Filipe Campante

Schedule

Day Time Location
First Day 1/28
Meet Day T/Th 2:40 PM - 4:00 PM L130
Review F 10:10 AM - 11:30 AM L130

Description

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; the determinants of long-term economic growth; and monetary and fiscal policies in an open economy. Prerequisite: A previous semester-long course in economics or a strongly quantitative undergraduate major (e.g., engineering, math).

May not be taken for credit with API-119 if API-119 is taken prior to or simultaneously.