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Faculty Profile

Edward McPhail

Professor of Economics (1998)

Contact Information

Althouse Hall Room 209


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

2021-2022 Academic Year

Fall 2021

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 373 History of Economic Thought
This course provides an appraisal of the origins and evolution of selected economic theories, primarily through the works of great economists of the past. Past economic works are analyzed in their theoretical and historical context. Prerequisites: 268, 278 and 288.