The Economics Department

Michael W. Brandl


Professor of InstructionPh.D., University of Houston

Michael W. Brandl

Contact

  • Phone: 512-475-8540
  • Office: 3.142
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021 | M, W 1:15 PM-2:30 PM and T 2:15 PM-3:30 PM
  • Campus Mail Code: C3100

Interests


Macroeconomics, Banking, International Financial Markets

Biography


Mike Brandl has won over 45 teaching awards, including the University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award given for undergraduate teaching excellence. Over his career he has taught undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA and graduate courses while on the faculty of the McCombs School of Business at UT, the Fisher College of Business and the Department of Economics at The Ohio State University, and the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. He served as a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Economics and at the Helsinki (Finland) School of Economics now Aalto University. His textbook "Money, Banking, Financial Markets and Institutions" is now in its second edition published by Cengage. He and Kris Maxwell developed the electronic learning asset "Concept Clips" used a wide variety of economics and finance courses.

Courses


ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

34420 • Spring 2022
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM WCP 1.402
QR SB

ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 304L • Introduction To Macroeconomics

34424 • Spring 2022
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM WEL 1.308
QR SB

ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMY AS A WHOLE (ITS ORGANIZATION AND THE BASIC FORCES INFLUENCING ITS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT); MONEY AND BANKING, NATIONAL INCOME, PUBLIC FINANCE, AND INTERNATIONAL LINKAGES.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 304K WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C-.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course is designed to introduce students to the vocabulary, concepts and models of analysis of macroeconomics. We will discuss the behavior of the aggregate economy, particularly the Gross Domestic Product; Consumption; Savings; Investment,Unemployment; Inflation; the role of the Monetary System and and Policy, the role of Taxes, Government Spending and Fiscal Policy; the National Debt and Government Budget Deficits and Surpluses; Exports, Imports and International Trade.

 

ECO 330T • Eco Of Money: Past To Bitcoins

34520 • Spring 2022
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 1

OPEN TO NONMAJORS. TOPICS MAY INCLUDE ECONOMIC THEORY, APPLICATIONS, AND POLICY. ECONOMICS 330T AND 350K MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED UNLESS THE TOPICS VARY.
 

 

 

ECO 304K • Introduction To Microeconomics

35120 • Fall 2021
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:30AM BUR 106
QR SB

ANALYSIS OF THE ECONOMIC BEHAVIOR OF INDIVIDUAL CONSUMERS, FIRMS, AND WORKERS; SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE ROLE OF MARKETS.

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE 100 OR MORE STUDENTS.

This course provides an introduction to the theory of how consumers and business firms behave in the market economy. The topics include demand and supply in a competitive market, optimal consumption choice by the individual household given its budget constraint, the producer's costs and output decisions, the demand for labor and other inputs, and economic outcomes under product demand structures ranging from perfect competition to pure monopoly. For specific instructor syllabi and requirements, contact individual instructor.

ECO 322 • Money And Banking

35195 • Fall 2021
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM MEZ B0.306

THE ROLE OF MONEY AND DEPOSITORY INSTITUTIONS IN THE ECONOMY; INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MONETARY THEORY AND POLICY. ONLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING MAY BE COUNTED: ECONOMICS 322, FINANCE 354, 354H.

PREREQUISITE: ECONOMICS 420K AND 320L WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST C- IN EACH.

This course is about economic wealth: its various forms (called assets), the institutions that create, own, and exchange wealth, the government policies that regulate the behavior of these institutions, and the social origins and consequences of these assets, institutions, and policies. Financial assets-including but not limited to money-exist as stores of value, linking the production of goods in the present to the production and consumption of goods in the future. The focus of this course is on the challenge wealth presents to society: the need to ensure thta the public can assess with reasonable accuracy the various rates of return on financial assets. So long as financial assets, on average, meet people's expectations, people will seek to acquire and be willing to hold them. The resulting demand for financial assets is simultaneously a reflection of the public's confidence in them and a principal determinant of their rates of return. The origins and evolution of assets, institutions, and policies may be understood as an endless search for socially effective and privately profitable means of managing the risky task of betting on the future.

ECO 330T • Eco Of Money: Past To Bitcoins

35240 • Fall 2021
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM UTC 4.124

OPEN TO NONMAJORS. TOPICS MAY INCLUDE ECONOMIC THEORY, APPLICATIONS, AND POLICY. ECONOMICS 330T AND 350K MAY NOT BOTH BE COUNTED UNLESS THE TOPICS VARY.
 

 

 

UGS 303 • Your Global Money

64865-64935 • Fall 2010
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM WEL 1.316

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 303 • Your Global Money

65920-65970 • Fall 2009
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM JGB 2.324

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 303 • Your Global Money

67175-67200 • Fall 2008
Meets MW 12:00PM-1:00PM UTC 3.104

The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

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