This research area focuses on the broader functioning of our domestic and international economy. It directly tackles such topics as unemployment, inflation, interest rates, and the financial system. Our faculty investigate these issues with advanced theoretical and empirical techniques.
In recent decades, the macro and international groups have provided significant and policy-relevant contributions on a variety of issues that span from the interactions between the macroeconomy and financial markets (macro-finance) both in domestic and international settings, to the role of money and banking in the aggregate economy, to the interaction between trade, labor markets, and financial markets.
Find upcoming seminars with MSU Department of Economics and guest faculty discussing current research in macro and international economics.