15.014 Applied Macro- and International Economics

Spring 2004

Economic leaders in a large conference room filled with international flags.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Don Evans speaking at an international economic summit. (Image courtesy of U.S. Department of Commerce.)

Course Highlights

Prof. Rigobon has written topical and thought-provoking study questions for each section of the course. This class also features exams from several years of 15.014.

Course Description

15.014 focuses on using case studies to investigate the macroenvironment in which firms operate. The course is divided in five parts:
  1. Basic tools of macroeconomic management
  2. Evaluation of different economic development strategies
  3. Crises in emerging markets: causes, solutions, and prevention
  4. Problems faced by transition economies
  5. Challenges of developed countries

This course is a full-term version of Applied Macro- and International Economics (15.012), with additional topics.

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Prof. Roberto Rigobon

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session