Macroeconomic Policy (Econ 413/592)

In fall 2019, South Dakota State University will offer Macroeconomic Policy (Econ 413/592).  The course will meet Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 pm in Harding Hall 025.  Professor J. Santos will instruct the course.

In Macroeconomic Policy, we study government policies designed to shape macroeconomic activity.  These policies include fiscal policy, monetary policy, foreign-exchange policy, trade policy, growth policy, and tax policy.  We study these policies and their macroeconomic consequences in theory, in practice, and in the context of the most-recent international financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession in the United States.  The textbook for the course is listed below.

Bénassy-Quéré, Agnès, Benoît Cœuré, Pierre Jacquet, and Jean Pisani-Ferry.  2019.   Economic Policy: Theory and Practice.  Oxford: Oxford University Press

The course will include additional readings.  Check this page occasionally for course updates.

If you wish to register for this course and require assistance to do so, please contact J. Santos at