ECON& 202: Macro Economics

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Social Science

Study of the structure and operation of the U.S. economic system, including economic institutions, resources, price mechanisms, public finance, economic fluctuations, national income accounting, macroeconomic theory, fiscal policy, the banking system, monetary policy and economic growth.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. Introduction and the Syllabus
  2. Economics in Perspective
  3. The Role of Assumptions in Economic Models
  4. Opportunity Cost
  5. The Production Possibilities Frontier
  6. The Circular Flow of Economic Activity
  7. The Global Economy
  8. Measuring Economic Performance, Gross Domestic Product
  9. Measuring Economic Performance, Inflation
  10. Measuring Economic Performance, Unemployment
  11. Long Run Growth
  12. Short Run Macroeconomic Fluctuations
  13. Fiscal Policy
  14. The Role of the Central Bank, Money, and Monetary Policy
  15. Issues in Macroeconomic Theory and Policy