History of Macroeconomics

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Economics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

History of Macroeconomics

Fall 2021

Taught By: Frutuoso Santana

Section: A

CRN: 12184

Credits: 4

This course traces the development of macroeconomics in light of the historical events that shaped the field. We will consider macroeconomic thought in classical political economy (including Marx) and its subsequent treatment by theorists from Wicksell to Keynes to Solow. Students will be introduced to the main schools of thought in the field, including Keynesianism, Post-Keynesianism, and New Keynesianism, as well as how each was influenced by momentous changes in the background, from the Great Depression to the Great Recession. As governments around the world react to crises, failing infrastructure, and contentious political climates, we will study the role that macroeconomics plays in the deployment of economic policy designed to address complex problems such as unemployment, inflation, and inequality.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Economics (LECO)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 1:37pm 7/24/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 600

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/16/2021