Macroeconomics and the Global Business Environment

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Macroeconomics and the Global Business Environment

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Business, Economics, International Economics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Introductory knowledge of macroeconomics is essential.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    Course Description
    The purpose of this course is to equip students with thinking systematically about the current state of the economy and macroeconomic policy and evaluating the economic environment within which business and financial decisions are made. The course emphasizes the use of the theoretical framework (in economics) to analyze the effect of policy and macro level shocks on not only individual agents but also firms.  Specifically, the course studies the determinants of the level of national income, business cycle, employment, investment, interest rates, the supply of money, inflation, exchange rates, and the formulation and operation of monetary and fiscal policies, particularly from a firm’s viewpoint. By the end of the course, students should be able to understand current global macroeconomic issues and follow an analysis of these issues in newspapers such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times.

    Textbook
    Frederic S. Mishkin, Macroeconomics (1st edition), Pearson Education, Inc.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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