Fall 2009 Course Description

Advanced Policy Economics

Section Title: Macroeconomic Theory & Policy
Instructor(s): Olivier Giovannoni
Course: P A 393L - Advanced Policy Economics
(previously Political Economy II)
Unique Number: 63230
Day & Time: Wednesdays, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: SRH 3.314
Waitlist Information:Paula Bickham, 512-471-7817

Description: This course examines issues in macroeconomic theory and in the design and conduct of macroeconomic policies, including especially public expenditure, taxation, and monetary policy. After a review of core theoretical propositions, the course specifically examines the relationships between macroeconomic performance, technological change, trade, the changing distributions of pay and income, and the question of financial and market instability.

The course is organized around two main themes:

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