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. 17, 2021$25 + 400
Jan. 11, 2022$25 + 400




8 weeks

Faculty and course staff

Bart Hobijn

Professor of Economics,

W.P. Carey School of Business

Arizona State University