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  • CAS EC 356: Economics of the Labor Market
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 201.
    Application of current theories of labor supply and demand, wages, education and experience, immigration, labor efficiency, discrimination, and unemployment. Appraisal of the effects of government policies on labor markets.
  • CAS EC 360: British Macroeconomic Policy
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: acceptance into the London Internship Program.
    Analysis of UK governance and economic policy formation. Exposition of UK?s changing trading relationship between its Empire and the EU, and the UK's current economic relationship with its former colonies.
  • CAS EC 361: Economic Development of Europe
    Offers a broad understanding of the European Union, its history and its prospects for growth beyond the current member-states. Topics: Europe in search of new structures; institutions of the Union; instruments and systems of organization; economic policies of the European Union; social dimensions of an integrated market; monetary policies; and relations with other free market nations, with Eastern and Central Europe, and with developing countries.
  • CAS EC 363: Race and the Development of the American Economy: A Global Perspective
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 101; or consent of instructor.
    (Meets with CAS AA 363.) Surveys the economic history of African Americans within the context of the development of the American and global economies. Topics include the economics of slavery; race and industrialization; the Great Migration; anti-discrimination legislation; and the historical origins of contemporary racial inequalities.
  • CAS EC 364: Economic Policy: A British Perspective
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: enrollment in BU's London Internship Programme.
    Develops students' ability to apply microeconomic analysis to a range of economic problems and policies. Students become familiar with the main microeconomic policies used within the UK. Assumes students have completed an introductory course in microeconomics.
  • CAS EC 365: Economic Institutions in Historical Perspective
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 101 and CAS EC 102.
    Historical development and role of institutions underlying market economies. Topics include contract enforcement and trading institutions, financial institutions, property rights in land, environmental resources such as water management and fisheries, economic infrastructure, regulation of labor, and capital markets.
  • CAS EC 367: Economics of the Public Sector
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 201.
    Basic principles of public finance; consideration of classical and modern attitudes toward government revenues and expenditures. Survey of problems related to public debt and budget making. Evaluation of fiscal policy as an instrument of control.
  • CAS EC 368: Contemp E Asian
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 101 and CAS EC 102.
    This course description is currently under construction.
  • CAS EC 369: Economic Development of Latin America
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 101 and CAS EC 102.
    Contemporary issues of economic and social policy. Macroeconomic issues: inflation, stabilization, and the debt crisis. Foreign trade and economic restructuring. Poverty and income distribution. Role of the state.
  • CAS EC 370: The Chinese Economy
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 201 ; CAS EC 202 ; CAS EC 305; (or CASEC203 or CASEC303).
    Introduces the working of the Chinese economy. Combines historical-institutional and theoretical- quantitative approaches to study the transformation of China's economy into a market economy with special characteristics.
  • CAS EC 371: Environmental Economics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 201.
    Role of economics in environmental planning. Economic analysis of the causes of pollution and its control through taxes, the use of property rights, and standards. Application of cost-benefit models as an aid in policy decisions affecting the environment.
  • CAS EC 372: Irish Economy
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: enrollment in the Dublin Internship Program; and CAS EC 101 or CAS EC 102, or consent of instructor.
  • CAS EC 377: Government, Business, and Labor
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 201.
    Examines economic growth from the perspective of the structure, conduct, and performance of business. Combines economic theories of conduct and strategy with industry case studies and evaluates the effect of government policy toward business and labor on the performance of the economy.
  • CAS EC 385: Economics of Sports
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 201; and either CAS EC 203 or CAS EC 305; or the equivalent.
    Applies the tools of microeconomic theory and empirical methods to study such questions as the optimal design of sports leagues, the impact of new stadiums on a local economy, fan (customer) discrimination, and salary differentials between players.
  • CAS EC 387: Introduction to Health Economics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 201.
    Concepts of health economics applicable to both developed and developing countries. Topics include effect of health on the economy, effect of health care on health, hospital behavior, health work-force supply, and demand for health care.
  • CAS EC 391: International Economics I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 201.
    The pure theory of international trade. Topics include comparative advantage and gains from trade, tariff and nontariff barriers to trade, and case studies in international economic policy.
  • CAS EC 392: International Economics II: Problems and Policy
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS EC 202.
    Basic issues of international finance. Topics include the balance of payments, balance of payments adjustments, theories of exchange rate determination, and case studies in international economic policy.
  • CAS EC 401: Senior Independent Work
  • CAS EC 402: Senior Independent Work
  • CAS EC 403: Game Theory
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS MA 121 or CAS MA 123 or CAS MA 127; or consent of instructor.
    Models of decision-making in which the choices of different individuals interact: basic equilibrium notions in normal form games, including signaling games and repeated games. Applications include auctions, foreign policy, takeover bids, entry deterrence, cooperation and conflict, financial markets, and public goods.