Intermediate Macroeconomics


Fall 2014 quarter

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Prerequisites

(1) principles of macroeconomics and (2a) principles of microeconomics or (2b) other economic theory.

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/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 seminar.

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

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

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Day

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Online Learning

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Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Fall)

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25

Fall

Signature Required

Interested students should email Tom Womeldorff (womeldor@evergreen.edu) to explain how they meet the prerequisites. Please include your student I.D. number.  Emails received by the Academic Fair will be given priority.  Some seats will be reserved for later applicants; qualified students will be accepted until the program fills.

Course Reference Number

So - Sr (16 credits): 10105

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