Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

ECO 112 Introduction to Macroeconomics(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. An introduction to basic macroeconomic concepts such as national income accounting, levels of output and employment, government spending, taxation, debt, money supply, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates and trade balance. The course will provide a unified framework to address these issues and to study the impact of different fiscal and monetary policies on the aggregate behavior of individuals, firms and government. These analytical tools will be used to understand the recent experience of the United States and other countries and to address how current policy initiatives affect their macroeconomic performance. Pre- or corequisite: MTH 030 or an appropriate score on the CUNY Mathematics Assessment Test.