Course description

This course covers both micro- and macroeconomics. The microeconomic subjects studied include the workings of the market mechanisms—how supply and demand determine the quantities and prices of goods and factors of production and international trade, and how quantities and prices are affected by government intervention. The macroeconomic subjects include the determinants of economic growth, financial institutions, short-run fluctuations in output and employment, inflation, macroeconomics of the open economy, and the role of government policy.


  • Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University
  • Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy
  • Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, University of Chicago
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