Course description

This course is an introduction to macroeconomic analysis at the college level and the issues that are most important to the national debate relating to economic policy.

Outcome 1: Identify the basic structure of the US Economy.

Outcome 2: Explain a simple macroeconomic model of how the economy works to generate growth and employment.

Outcome 3: Illustrate how macroeconomic aggregates (such as GDP, inflation, employment) are measured.

Outcome 4: Identify data sources for macroeconomic variables.

Outcome 5: Use all of the above to critique important macroeconomic issues of the present time.

Forbidden overlap: ECON 1120. This course satisfies the CALS and Dyson School requirements for introductory macroeconomics.

Summer 2024: Online course

Arnab Basu
Arnab Basu
Professor and director of graduate studies, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University

Student experiences

"Academically, my course was tremendously stimulating and engaging. I was fascinated by my class's material every day. I met so many people with diverse interests and backgrounds, all of whom are deeply passionate about their studies."
"Having two professors split up the course really helped as each provided their own insight from their own experiences and had knowledge of the material that far exceeded the curriculum set forth by the text."