National Economic Policy Analysis: Case Study On Opening An Economy In a Pandemic

New School for Social Research: Economics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

National Economic Pol Analysis

Winter 2022

Taught By: Teresa Ghilarducci

Section: A

CRN: 9792

Credits: 3

This is a 15 day, 30 hours of class time Summer intensive. Students will learn to write a “policy memo” for a policy maker at the city, state, or federal level. We will read classics on policy making, texts on extraordinary and ordinary fiscal and monetary policies, and up-to-date U.S. government documents pertaining to reopening the economy during the pandemic. We will take a deep dive into labor market dynamics. The class will understand economists’ decision-making about how to re-open the economy. We especially concentrate on how economists depend on virologists to figure out how to open the economy safely, with the least expense, and extracting the most productivity possible. In the first couple of days the students will decide what policy memo they want to write by the end of the course. The skills students will attain are how to focus on the literature and data in order to come up with a policy alternative. They will understand their role as economist, even if some of the students are not economists. They will understand the rudiments of cost - benefit analysis and the students will know how to manipulate excel spreadsheets.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Economics (GECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: December 23, 2021 (Thursday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: January 14, 2022 (Friday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:25am 5/20/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 1/10/2022 - 1/22/2022