Faculty Profile

Edward McPhail

Associate Professor of Economics (1998)

Contact Information

mcphail@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 209
717.245.1264
http://users.dickinson.edu/~mcphail/

Bio

Education

  • B.A., Washington University, 1986
  • M.A., University of Virginia, 1989
  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2001

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

ECON 112 Intro to Macroeconomics
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon national output, employment, and price levels. The monetary and financial system is explored together with problems of economic stability. Monetary and fiscal policy procedures are analyzed and evaluated in light of the current economic climate. Special attention is given to the historical development of major economic institutions. Prerequisite: 111.

ECON 112 Intro to Macroeconomics
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon national output, employment, and price levels. The monetary and financial system is explored together with problems of economic stability. Monetary and fiscal policy procedures are analyzed and evaluated in light of the current economic climate. Special attention is given to the historical development of major economic institutions. Prerequisite: 111.

ECON 314 Advanced Microeconomics
This course will cover advanced microeconomic topics. Examples are expected to be drawn from various literatures including: game theory, international trade, evolutionary game theory, behavioral economics, efficiency wage/contested exchange, neoclassical theory and others.