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.

Education

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