Biyan Tang

Assistant Professor

Economics

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Survey of introductory macroeconomics with focus on economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Topics covered include national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, money, the banking system, and monetary policy. Balance of payments and currency exchange rate issues are analyzed. Cross-listed as PST 232

Survey of introductory macroeconomics with focus on economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Topics covered include national income accounting, inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, money, the banking system, and monetary policy. Balance of payments and currency exchange rate issues are analyzed. Cross-listed as PST 232

Translation of statistical concepts presented in ECO 332 into tasks in Microsoft Excel. Labs will consist of problems which will be solved step by step to foster an effective approach to statistical computing. Students will use hypothetical and real-world data when performing lab exercises. Topics covered in the lab will be the same as those covered in ECO 332.

Introduction to data and statistical methods used in economics. Descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression including multiple regression are covered. Applications in economics with current economic data are emphasized.

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Online and Continuing Education Courses

A one-semester course in contemporary intermediate macro theory. Covers issues in economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Develops and contrasts the New Classical (equilibrium) and Neo-Keynesian (disequilibrium) models in the aggregate demand/aggregate supply framework for both closed and open economies. Policy implications of each model are discussed. Introduces students to sources of macroeconomic data.
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