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Posted by baseball55 on September 2, 2017, at 18:01:40

In reply to Re: gangrenous foot baseball55, posted by alexandra_k on September 2, 2017, at 2:59:23

> Do you study this sort of stuff in economics? I don't realy feel that I understand about money, at all. I guess... It's social history, really. I don't know any of this...
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Mostly, I do what's called "macroeconomics." What causes unemployment and recessions, what governments can do, how central banks operate, international financial relations (trade balances, exchange rates - things like that). I have done work in two "micro" fields (micro focuses on individual markets, incentives, etc. - some of what you've written about) - (1) health care systems and (2) the economic issues facing state and local governments.

I am not offended by your (initial) negative response to economics. It can be a weird, hyper-mathematical, right-wing field and people are radically different in their approaches and pedagogy in introductory courses. Many people have boring, over-analytical professors. Often when I tell people I teach economics, their response is - "Oh, that was the only course I failed in college" or "I took an economics course and hated it."

But I'm a good teacher and teach interesting courses (not bragging, my student evaluations average 4.8 out of 5.0). With a good teacher, economics can be the most interesting course you'll ever take.


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