Applied International Macroeconomics (Spring, 2013)
ECON 202a S2
T,Th 11:00 - 12:30 PM; Lemberg, Lee Hall
Prerequisite: ECON 201a or the equivalent.
Reviews basic domestic and international macroeconomics, including the goals and functioning of monetary authorities, national income and balance of payments accounting, PPP, interest parity, and the relative merits of different exchange-rate regimes. Advanced topics include exchange-rate crises, hyperinflation, inflation stabilization, and "global imbalances." Lectures, assignments, and tests stress applications to countries throughout the world. Also covers the basic skills required to understand and manipulate macroeconomic data. Usually offered every year.