In this course, focus is on applied macroeconomic models used by federal agencies to explain and predict economic behavior.  Course emphasizes macroeconomic data:  NIPA accounts, GDP, construction and application of CPI, labor force data, and economic indicators.  Students will also study a selected set of current macroeconomic topics including models of economic growth, economic fluctuations, monetary policy, the Great Recession, inflation, and financial markets.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Science Program in Applied Economics
Credits: 3
Grading Method: Regular, Audit