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Faculty Profile

Andrew Farrant

Associate Professor of Economics (2005)

Contact Information

farranta@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 113
717.245.1872

Bio

Teaching interests include: Monetary Theory and Policy, Political Economy, Microeconomics. Research interests include: Political Economy, British Economic History (1945-1951), 19th century Philosophic Radicalism.

Education

  • B.S., University of London, 1996
  • M.A., George Mason University, 1998
  • Ph.D., 2003

2020-2021 Academic Year

Spring 2021

ECON 247 Money and Banking
A study of the role of money and credit in the U.S. economy. The nature of money, the structure of the banking system in the context of a rapidly changing financial institutional environment, and the Federal Reserve System are examined. Various theories of money as guides to monetary policy are compared and contrasted. Neoclassical approaches will predominate, although some alternative approaches will be explored. Prerequisite: 112.

ECON 496 Int'l Monetary Economics
Permission of Instructor Required. This seminar will examine a variety of topics including the theory of interest parity, economic policy under various exchange rate regimes, the classical gold standard, policy credibility and international policy credibility, currency boards, dollarization, and currency crises past and present.