Economics Undergraduate Courses

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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
B1 IND Cooke CAS B27 T 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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
A1 IND Rife SAR 104 M 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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

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

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Cruz Gonzale PHO 201 R 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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

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

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. ]

Introduction to a new field in economics that challenges the traditional model of rational decision-making and uses research in psychology to construct alternative models. Covers the theory of choice under certainty, uncertainty, and temptation; biases in judgment; social preferences.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Saponara MUG 205 W 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

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

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. ]

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. ]

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. ]

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. ]