Seminar on Topics in Economic Analysis: Inflation
This seminar focuses on the problem of inflation. We will examine price patterns going back several centuries, as well as past episodes of inflation on a world scale. The course will also examine competing theoretical explanations of inflation. Students are expected to conduct empirical research on two different countries, one in the developed world and one in the developing world, and are expected to present their results in class. Grades for the course will be based on these presentations.