Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 221-002: 11:00-11:50, MWF, BUS 316, 3 credits
ECON 221-005: 1:00-1:50, MWF, BUS 316, 3 credits
Instructor: Mark Brandly. I have a Ph.D. in economics from Auburn University, specializing in public finance, international trade, industrial organization, and resource economics. I have published articles in Public Finance Review, The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, The Free Market, and other publications. Also, I am an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the Cornwall Alliance. I have been at Ferris State University since 2003 and I have also taught economics at Ball State University, Taylor University, and Auburn University.
Some of the topics in this class focus on the issue of economic freedom. We will consider arguments in favor of freedom and private property and arguments in favor of government aggression against private property. For the record, I agree with arguments that conclude that economic freedom is superior to government aggression. Government aggression is immoral and economically destructive. Your grade will not be affected by whether or not you agree with me on this issue.
Office: BUS 370
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (all email correspondence should include your class and section number)
Office hours: 4:15-5:15pm, MW and 1:00-3:00T. (If you want to discuss the course content during office hours, please bring your textbook with you.)
This course is a three credit introductory survey of the field of macroeconomics. Macroeconomics is the study of the overall economy and deals with issues such as unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and business cycles.
Here is the Ferris State University catalog description of this course: Scope and meaning of economic principles basic to a free market economy. Equilibrium price formation and the efficiency of resource...