Graduate Level Economics Course Descriptions
– Global Business Cycles and Economic Policy, 3 Cr.
How do economic recessions and expansions
start? What causes recessions to deepen and expansions to accelerate? What are
appropriate and effective government policies to fix economic problems? This
course examines answers to these questions in the context of a global economy.
Learners consider benefits and costs of creating a more globally integrated
economy, discover how business cycles in different countries are related to
another, and examine how U.S. economic fluctuations and policy responses depend
on changes in the global economy, resulting in a toolkit to make predictions
about changes in economic outcomes such as consumer spending, production,
unemployment, and inflation.