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Macro and Monetary Economics Theory and Policy

The field is designed to give the student a knowledge of modern macroeconomics and monetary theory and policy, with an emphasis on problems of stabilization policy in a stochastic world with both closed and open economies. Among the issues to be studied are:
• Inflation, its causes, social costs, and control
• Unemployment
• Rational expectations and economic policy
• Growth theory


Required Course Work 
Two courses from the following list are required: 

Economics 81100  Monetary Theory and Policy
Economics 81500  Special Topics in Macroeconomics
Economics 86200  International Macroeconomics and Finance


Faculty Members and Areas of Research Interest

Terence Agbeyegbe (Hunter), Financial Instruments, Econometrics
John Devereux (Queens), International Economics, Growth and Development, Economic History 
Lilia Maliar (Graudate Center), Macroeconomics, Computational Economics
Sangeeta Pratap (Hunter), Macroeconomics, International Economics, Economic Development​
Thom Thurston (Queens), Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy
Merih Uctum (Brooklyn), International Macroeconomics, International Finance, Financial Development
George Vachadze (CSI), Financial Economics, International Economics, Economics Development and Growth​
Chu-Ping Vijverberg (CSI), Empirical Macro Economics, Income Inequality, Non-stationary Time Series Techniques, Production Function and Productivity Analysis
Chun Wang (Brooklyn), Time Series Econometrics, Applied Macroeconometrics 
Liuren Wu (Baruch), Financial Economics, Monetary Economics, International Trade and Economics, Theoretical and Empirical Asset Pricing, Option Pricing, Term Structure Modeling, Credit Risk, Market Microstructure​


Last updated: May 2, 2019