PUBPOL 475

PUBPOL 475.003: Topics: Great Depression to the Great Recession

Download Syllabus
Level
Undergraduate
Term
Fall 2015
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
1:00-2:30 pm EST
Course Location
1220 WEILL
Course Section
003
U-M Course Number
24116
Credit Hours
3

Since the 2008 financial crisis, developed countries have suffered high unemployment and slow growth. What are options for policymakers in this environment? This course will analyze central issues in macroeconomic policymaking through the lens of history. Students will apply analytical tools to understand the consequences of monetary, fiscal and financial market policy in the Great Depression, in Japan after 1990, and in the current Great Recession.