15.012 Applied Macro- and International Economics, Spring 2002
Applied Macro- and International Economics
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This course will focus on the environment of firms with particular emphasis on economic variables such as GNP, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates and international trade. The course is divided into five parts: The first presents the basic tools of macroeconomic management by focusing on historical episodes, particularly in the United States. The second looks at national economic strategies for development. The third section concentrates on the recent financial and currency crises in emerging markets. The fourth part looks at the problems faced by transition economies. Finally, the last module looks at challenges of developed countries.
economic variables, GNP, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates, international trade, macroeconomic management, history, historical episodes