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Spring 2013-2014
* ECO 348 / WWS 303 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Great Recession: Causes, Consequences, and Remedies

Paul R. Krugman

This course covers topics related to the current economy and current economic policy. The course will begin by reviewing the causes of the recession that began in December 2007. It will concentrate on consumer behavior, financial markets, unemployment, and the housing sector. The role of public policies in contributing to the economic crisis and in ending the crisis will be explored. The state of the recovery will be assessed and monitored. The course will also consider current economic policy priorities.

Sample reading list:
Council of Economic Advisors, The Economic Report of the President
Office of Management and Budget, The Budget of the United States
Gary Gorton and Andrew Metrick, Securitized Banking and the Run on Repo

Reading/Writing assignments:
Short papers and problem sets jointly 25%

Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 35%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Term Paper(s) - 30%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
ECO 100, ECO 101 and ECO 202.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40757 L01 08:30:00 am - 09:50:00 am M W   Friend Center   101   Enrolled:135 Limit:200
44166 P01 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm T        Enrolled:25 Limit:33
44167 P02 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T        Enrolled:17 Limit:33
44168 P03 07:30:00 pm - 08:20:00 pm W   McCosh Hall   4   Enrolled:20 Limit:33
44169 P04 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am Th   Lewis Library   121   Enrolled:4 Limit:33
44170 P05 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am Th   Lewis Library   121   Enrolled:28 Limit:33
44171 P06 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am Th   Lewis Library   138   Enrolled:25 Limit:33
44350 P07 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am T        Enrolled:6 Limit:25
44351 P08 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am T        Enrolled:11 Limit:25
43312 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled