She's a great professor who really cares about her students. I'm a math econ major so econ 11 was pretty easy for me, so you should probably disregard my assessment of the course difficulty. I still think that there is no reason for everybody to not get an A in this class McGarry and her team of TA's are the most accessible I know at UCLA. I would definitely recommend taking Econ 11 with her
Winter 2022 - This class was fairly interesting. This class met a total of 5 times in the span of 2(ish) weeks. The first two meetings consisted of Professor lecturing. Afterwards, students were required to choose a particular topic to do a 15-20 minute presentation on. So the next three meetings were basically made up of students presenting on personal finance topics like stocks, credit cards, etc. Interesting material, but the way the class was structured was not my favorite. It gets boring after awhile since you're just listening to other students' presentations.
Best Economics professor I have had by far due to her clear and organized lectures. She is very concerned for students to do well, and while her exams can be tough, they are very fair. No tricks, if you pay attention, keep up with the homework, you will do well. Professor McGarry brings outside topics into the class and broadens our understanding of public finance through issues that matter such as the Kyoto Protocol and Medicare. The format I had during Spring 2003 was two midterms and a final. She also gave 1 point for each extra credit assignment, usuallly easy 1-2 page analysis of economic articles and news clippings. Not a whole lot, but those points can matter in the end.