|(3 cr.) This course focuses on analysis of the immediate
level of economic activity and how the tools of
monetary policy can be used to affect future
economic activity. Data are obtained from original
sources to determine the history of key economic
variables and their present status. The economic
variables are then utilized to develop a class
consensus on the current state of the economy.
Based on this class consensus, alternative
monetary policy action is considered with a
consensus again being developed. A team of
students from the class presents the consensus
reports to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston as
part of the National College Fed Challenge.
Permission of department chair required.
Prerequisite: FIN 350 or EC 341; Every Year, Fall|