S S 301 • Honors Social Science: Economics
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
This course provides an introduction to macroeconomics in a political economy setting. The course begins by addressing the traditional goals of macroeconomics policy, such as low unemployment and inflation, and then turns to discussion of policies that can be used to achieve them, such as taxes, expenditures, and interest rate changes. The third part of the course then links the policy tools to the goals through consumption, investment, wages, and prices.
About the Professor
David Kendrick, Sen. Ralph Yarborough Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts, has been teaching macroeconomics to Plan II students since 1988. His specialties are macroeconomics and computational economics. Professor Kendrick holds a doctorate from M.I.T. and was the winner of a President's Associates Teaching Award in 1991-92. He has published ten books.
Two one-hour exams: 45%
Term paper: 25%
Final exam: 30%
David A. Kendrick, Goals and Policies for the Economy (mimeo)
Robert E. Hall and David H. Papell, Macroeconomics: Economic Growth, Fluctuations, and Policy
Paul Krugman, Peddling Prosperity