Intermediate Macroeconomics

Fall
Fall 2017
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Sophomore-Senior
Sophomore–Senior
Class Size: 25
16
Credits per quarter

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This program is designed for students who are interested in critically studying economics beyond the introductory level. In lecture and workshop, we will complete the equivalent of textbook intermediate macroeconomics, which focuses primarily on the determinants of economic growth, employment rates, inflation, and income distribution. We will assess the "appropriate" roles for the federal government in the economy (e.g., determining the right fiscal and monetary policy mix, setting exchange rates, and eliminating or creating trade barriers). While there is no specific math prerequisite, extending our math skills will be an objective of the program. 

In the process, we will critically assess the limits of macroeconomic theory. For example, does the theory adequately consider income distribution effects of policy options? Do macroeconomic prescriptions contribute to gender inequalities? To what extent do ideological predispositions intersect with the science of economics, influencing prescriptions about the size of the money supply or the judged appropriateness of tax cuts?

In seminar, we will survey areas of applied macroeconomics and gain familiarity with the various schools of thought (i.e., Keynesian, post-Keynesian, monetarist, Austrian, and Marxian approaches).

Program activities will include lectures, workshops, exams, short research papers, and seminars.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

economics, political economy, history, public administration, and business

16

Credits per quarter

Prerequisites:

Principles of macroeconomics or equivalent

Online learning:
  • Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.
Sophomore-Senior
Class Standing: Sophomore–Senior
Class Size: 25
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Advertised schedule:

First class meeting: Tuesday, September 26 at 9am (Sem II E2107)

Located in: Olympia