J. Bradford DeLong
delong@econ.berkeley.edu
http://www.j-bradford-delong.net/
Office Hours: Th 10-12, Evans 601

Pawel Dyczewski
pawel@econ.berkeley.edu
Office Hours: Tu 10-12, Evans 508


Essay 2 Assignment

Due in my mailbox in Evans 611 before 5:00 PM on Wednesday December 12.

Pick either (a) the current situation in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attack, (b) the East Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998, (c) the current financial crisis in Argentina, or (d) the recent financial crisis of 1999-2000 in Brazil.

First, before December 5, email me at delong@econ.berkeley.edu a list of five sources--print, electronic, books, (long) articles, whatever--that you intend to use in writing your essay

Then write a short essay--five pages, 12-point, Times font, double-spaced, with graphs and diagrams if you think they are worth more than the words they displace, longer than five pages only if you are confident that the extra length adds sufficient value--assessing how the models of the economy and of economic policy taught in this course do or do not help you understand the particular situation that you have chosen.