Ju Young Park

Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics

Teaching this semester

ECON 1102. Principles of Macroeconomics, A

An introduction to economic analysis and institutions, with special emphasis on determinants of the level of national income, prices, and employment. Current problems of inflation and unemployment are explored with the aid of such analysis, and alternative views of the effectiveness of fiscal, monetary, and other governmental policies are analyzed. Attention is given to the sources and consequences of economic growth and to the nature and significance of international linkages through goods and capital markets.

ECON 2214. Topics in Public Finance

Provides an overview of some of the major issues confronting public finance. Topics may include environmental policy, education, poverty, income inequality, taxation, crime, corruption, and public health, with examples drawn from the U.S. as well as other industrialized and developing countries. Students read and critically evaluate journal articles that present empirical evidence on important public policy questions providing an opportunity to understand economics as a social science and to apply economic theory to particular social problems. Using statistical methodology and empirical evidence, students learn how to build statistical models and interpret their results from reading the tables.

Teaching next semester

ECON 1050. Introductory Microeconomics and Quantitative Reasoning

A quantitative reasoning supported introduction to economic analysis and institutions, with special emphasis on the allocation of resources through markets. Covers the same content as Economics 1101 with added instruction in the quantitative skills used in modern microeconomics, providing a firm foundation for further coursework in economics. Students desiring a comprehensive introduction to economic reasoning should take both this course (or Economics 1101) and 1102 . To ensure proper placement, students must fill out economics department placement form and must be recommended for placement in Economics 1050. Not open to students have taken Economics 1101.

ECON 1101. Principles of Microeconomics, C

An introduction to economic analysis and institutions, with special emphasis on the allocation of resources through markets. The theory of demand, supply, cost, and market structure is developed and then applied to problems in antitrust policy, environmental quality, energy, education, health, the role of the corporation in society, income distribution, and poverty. Students desiring a comprehensive introduction to economic reasoning should take both Economics 1101 and 1102 . For proper placement students should fill out the economics placement request form and must be recommended for placement in Economics 1101. Not open to students who have taken Economics 1050.

Education

  • B.A., M.A., Ewha Womans University-Korea
  • M.A., Rutgers
  • Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers