February 25, 2009

For those of you who missed it

Posted in Fiscal Policy, Presidential Addresses tagged at 5:45 pm by davidprudente

November 29, 2008

Mankiw’s Latest Article in the NYTs

Posted in Aggregate Demand, Consumer Confidence, Fiscal Policy, John Maynard Keynes, Macroeconomics, National Debt, Savings & Investment at 4:53 pm by davidprudente

Here is Professor Mankiw’s latest article appearing in the New York Times…discussing what John Maynard Keynes would do in the current crisis…you’ll be reading about Keynes next in the Worldly Philosophers.

January 30, 2008

Fed Cuts Rate by Half-Point; 2nd Reduction in 8 Days

Posted in Articles, Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy at 4:02 pm by davidprudente

The Federal Reserve acted again today to stem recessionary pressure on the U.S. economy. As we’ve been discussing in class, The Fed can use monetary policy quickly to affect change in the economy. However, what about Fiscal Policy? Today, President Bush urged The Senate to approve the fiscal stimulus package that congress has approved. How long will it take for fiscal policy to affect change in the economy?

January 10, 2008

Extra Credit

Posted in Assignments, Fiscal Policy at 6:13 am by davidprudente

As the end of the semester approaches, I thought some of you would like an opportunity to earn extra credit. The assignment is to compare and contrast three presidential candidates economic plans. You can do this by first going to the candidates web site and copying their stated proposals. Second, read and analyze their proposals and compare and contrast them with the other candidates proposals; how are they similar, how are they different. Third, use some form of media to communicate the candidates positions. And finally, be sure to conclude with your personal analysis of the candidates proposals. This project is due by 1/17/08.