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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 623 - National Econ Issues
This course will focus on the complex process that the United States has evolved for making economic decisions and the stresses on that process in the current highly polarized political environment.  The course will deal with the causes and consequences of the financial crisis of 2008 and the Great Recession, the role of the Federal Reserve and other financial regulators both before and after the crisis, and how to conduct monetary policy and mitigate financial instability in the future. It will deal with the long- and short-term dilemmas of public investment, fiscal policy, debt and deficits, and what can be done to improve the budget process. It will challenge the students to play roles in economic policy decisions, to debate some of the most contentious economic policy issues of the day, and to try to design policies that will achieve sustainable prosperity that is broadly shared.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Policy Management
      Public Policy

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