macro is easier. GDP and big broad spectru mstuff.
Micro is the finite details....took micro this past summer, taking macro now
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Econ major here: Micro is about individual firms. How the firm operates in a given market. Macro is about the aggregate market. Stuff like GDP, national output/production, taxes, policy, etc.
For general knowledge, macro is MUCH MORE useful. No self-respecting citizen can understand daily life without macro knowledge.
Intermediate macro is, like previously mentioned, an applied calculus course. Intermediate macro is basically a more in-depth approach to macro. Stuff like IS LM curves that show how it all fits together.
Take macro. intro macro and micro are both super easy. Take the one that will actually benefit you.
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Micro is harder in my opinion. Macro should be somewhat basic knowledge to a college student. Micro on the other hand gets into specifics of the economy that you probably have never heard before in your life unless you read the WSJ everyday.| ♫Audiophile♫ | To ∞ & → | The Ohio State University Alumni |
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Both classes are good.
In Micro you'll learn how to create models to evaluate business decisions a company makes. It's heavier in math. It's probably the most valuable class I've ever taken in understanding how business works and developing critical analysis and quantitative reasoning skills in general.
In Macro you learn how national economies work on a large scale and how economies react at an aggregate level to taxes, interest rate changes, trade imbalance, etc. You'll look smart at election time.
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I personally love micro. Macro was pretty easy but I found it extremely boring. I'm an econ major and I'm in micro theory now which is a bitch but still very interesting.
Both intro classes are a joke so think about which you would find more interesting/useful.
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