Macroeconomic Principles - ECN 211

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Macroeconomic Principles - ECN 211

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all course prices were temporarily adjusted to $99 until August 25th, 2020 at 11:59 MST. After that date, all courses will return to their original price of $400, and the $25 credit eligibility fee will no longer be waived.
Please read on for specific details:
If you enroll in an instructor-paced course that begins before August 25th, you may complete the course and the $99 price will be honored upon your completion.
If you enroll in a self-paced course by August 25th, we are granting a grace period. You may complete your course and the $99 price will be honored up until October 25th, 2020 at 11:59 MST.

About Macroeconomic Principles - ECN 211

Macroeconomics is the study of the sum of all spending, income, and productive efforts. The economic outcomes that we experience are the result of our intricate dealings with other governments, businesses, and people, both locally and globally. This course will give you insight into how economists approach and measure these big issues and questions.

This first part of this course takes a look at the common household with a specific focus on how the members of a household choose their workloads and spending habits. You will also study how businesses, both large and small, make important economic decisions.

The second part of this course dives into policymaking and how these policies can either distort or enhance market outcomes. You will focus on five specific areas of economic policy:

  • Free trade
  • Research and development & innovation
  • Fiscal and tax
  • Inflation and monetary
  • Unemployment and labor market policies

This course satisfies 3 credit hours toward the Social-Behavioral Sciences (SB) General Studies requirement at Arizona State University. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.  

Upcoming start dates

Aug. 18, 2020$99

Jan. 12, 2021$25 + $400




8 weeks

Faculty and course staff


Bart Hobijn

Professor of Economics, W.P. Carey School of Business

Arizona State University