OSHR 1397 - What Makes the Economy Tick-Or Not?

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

What causes recessions and unemployment? What generates inflation? What causes interest rates to rise and fall, and what does the Federal Reserve have to do with any of it? And how do foreign exchange rates and the trade deficits fit into the puzzle? This course will explore answers to these questions, with an eye to the specific case of the financial crisis and Great Recession of 2007-2009.

Readings: Blinder, Alan S.; After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead. New York: Penguin Books, 2013. ISBN 9780143124481

Please Note: Class will NOTmeet on April 18

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.