Topics in Economics (MIM)

This course introduces students to several important and contemporary issues that relate to economics. Having already covered the key insights from Micro and Macroeconomics, this advanced course goes deeper into the frontiers of the discipline. Students will challenge their understanding of complex and controversial issues and develop their perspective on how to become managers of the future.

Topic Before During After
1. Macro Trends Lecture handouts
2. Macro Models Lecture handouts
3. Money and central banking
  • Menger, C., 1892, “On the Origins of Money” Economic Journal, 2:239-55
  • Radford, R.A., 1945, “The Economic Organization of a P.O.W. Camp”, Economica, 12(48):189-201
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4. Central banking and digital transformation Lecture handouts
5. Prosperity Pre class quiz

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6. Inequality Pre class survey

  • Saez, E., and Zucman, G., 2020, “The Rise of Income and Wealth Inequality in America: Evidence from Distributional Macroeconomic Accounts” Journal of Economic Perspectives, 34(4):3-26
  • Kopczuk, W., and Zwick, E., 2020, “Business Incomes at the Top” Journal of Economics Perspectives, 34(4):27-51,

Watch the full movie Parasite (2019), Bong Joon Ho

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7. Stagnation

Watch “Steve Jobs – iPhone Introduction in 2007

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8. Review Submit review questions


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