ECON 0418

Macroeconomics of Depressions

Macroeconomics of Depressions
In this course we will develop a framework for analyzing liquidity traps, economic depressions, and failures of macroeconomic stabilization policy. We will contrast the causes of and policy responses to the Great Depression, Japan’s “Lost Decades,” the Great Recession, and the ongoing depression in Greece. We will also study the international transmission of the Great Depression through the gold standard and the global transmission of the Great Recession through modern financial and trade linkages. Throughout, we will track the evolution of views on stabilization policy, austerity, and the costs of prolonged periods of depressed demand. (ECON 0250 or ECON 0240 or IPEC 0240) 3 hrs. sem.
Social Sciences
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Sections in Fall 2021

Fall 2021

ECON0418A-F21 Seminar (Fieldhouse)
ECON0418B-F21 Seminar (Fieldhouse)