T101 | Contemporary Issues in Macroeconomics and Finance
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
9/20, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1
Limit 35 Participants
introduces participants to the economics underlying current public policy
issues in macroeconomics and finance. During our sessions we will address
questions such as: 1) Where is the macroeconomy headed in the next few months;
3) Why has inflation risen and what can the Fed do about it; 3) Do we need to
worry about federal deficits; 4) Are there benefits as well as costs to recent
financial innovations such as credit default swaps; 5) Are crypto currencies
and their underlying technologies just a fad, or will they be a lasting part of
our future? No previous training in economics is necessary. Readings for each
class will come from sources such as the New York Times and the Economist and
will be made available on a class web site.
This class will be interactive with lively discussions. The expectation is that participants will have their cameras on during class.
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is the Richard S. Volpert '56 Professor of Economics; Emeritus at Amherst
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