Principles of Macroeconomics

This course follows ECON 101 in continuing to build fundamental tools for exploration of the field. The course analyzes the aggregate dimensions of a market-based economy. Topics include the measurement of national income, economic growth, unemployment, inflation, business cycles, the balance of payments, and exchange rates. The impact of government monetary and fiscal policies is considered. ECON 102P is open to (but is not limited to) students who do not meet the QR prerequisites for ECON 101 and is also appropriate for students who, because of their previous preparation in economics and mathematics, would benefit from additional academic support for their study of introductory economics. Additional class meeting slots will emphasize fluency with mathematical tools needed for success in economics. Students are normally expected to enroll concurrently in ECON 251H.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 30

Prerequisites: ECON 101 or ECON 101P, taken at Wellesley. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. First generation students and students with QR scores below 10 will be sent an explicit invitation to join. Concurrent enrollment in ECON 251H is expected but is not a requirement. Students who took ECON 101P will be given priority in admission to ECON 102P.

Instructor: Weerapana

Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring