Economics Undergraduate Courses

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MET EC 101 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis
Fall ‘15

One semester of a standard two-semester sequence for those considering further work in management or economics. Includes the economics of households, business firms, and markets; consumer behavior and the demand for commodities; production, costs, and the supply of commodities; price determination, competition, and monopoly; efficiency of resource allocation; market failures and governmental regulation; income distribution; and poverty.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Mookim CAS B18B M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET EC 102 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis
Fall ‘15

One semester of a standard two-semester sequence for those considering further work in management and economics. Includes national economic performance; problems of recession, unemployment, inflation, and trade and budget deficits; money creation, government spending, and taxation; economic policies for full employment and price stability; and international trade and payments.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Ramos Barrio CAS 227 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET EC 201 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
Fall ‘15

Determination of commodity and factor prices under differing market conditions of competition and monopoly.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Shukla CAS 201 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET EC 202 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis

Determination of aggregate income and employment. Analysis of fiscal and monetary policy. Inflation and income policy. Problems of the open economy.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET EC 203 Empirical Economics 1
Fall ‘15

Statistical techniques are presented and applied to a variety of economics problems. Extensive use of the statistical software package STATA.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Solow CAS 218 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET EC 204 Empirical Economics 2

Builds on the material in MET EC 203, developing more complex statistical techniques and applications.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET EC 320 Economics of Less-Developed Regions

Theoretical and empirical examination of the structural changes associated with the process of economic development: special reference to poor regions and countries, and rigerous analysis of criteria for policy judgements in development planning and programming.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET EC 332 Market Structure and Economic Performance

Discussion of selected makets determined by instructor. Introduction to antitrust and regulatory policy. 4 cr  [ 4 cr. ]

MET EC 341 Monetary and Banking Institutions
Fall ‘15

Survey of commercial and central banking institutions. Examination of macro relations between financial organizations and principal objectives of stabilization policy. Recent monetary policy.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Constantino CAS B06A T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET EC 356 Economics of the Labor Market

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.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET EC 391 International Economics I

The pure theory of international trade. Comparative advantage, gains from trade, and tariff and nontariff barriers to trade. Case studies in international economic policy.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET EC 392 International Economics II: Problems and Policy

This course covers the 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. 4 (four) credits, Prereqs: EC202.  [ 4 cr. ]