Course description

This course covers both micro- and macroeconomics. The microeconomic subjects studied include the workings of the market mechanismsóhow 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.


  • Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, University of Chicago
  • Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University

Associated Schools

  • Harvard Division of Continuing Education

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