Topics: Economic Research

PREREQUISITE: ECON-UA 10 OR ECON-UB 10 OR ECON-UA 11 OR ECON-UB 11. SAME AS ECON-GA 3001.

This course will deal with contemporary problems in macroeconomic policy. Drawing upon cutting-edge research in macroeconomic theory, we will discuss (1) welfare states and unemployment, (2) reforming social security, (3) monetary and fiscal causes of inflation, (4) credibility and macroeconomic policy, (5) financial crises and government bailouts, and (6) optimal taxation of labor and capital

Explores economic issues of economic policy using the tools learned in the intermediate micro- and macroeconomic courses. Focuses on a particular issue each term.

Term

Section

Instructor

Schedule

Location

Fall 2019

1
Lars G M Ljungqvist
TR: 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM SILV 401

Spring 2020

1
Ariel Rubinstein
TR: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM 25W4 C-20
1
William R Easterly
MW: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM 60FA C04