Introduces economic models used to analyze economic behavior by individuals and firms and consequent market outcomes. Applies conceptual analysis to several policy issues and surveys a variety of specific topics within the broad scope of microeconomics.

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2017Instructor: Thomas Hegland
    Winter 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBDView: Syllabus
    Fall 2017Instructor: Robert M. Schwab
    Fall 2017Instructor: Hossein Abbasi
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Gentry Johnson
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: Ibraheem Catovic
    Spring 2017Instructor: Erin Moody
    Spring 2017Instructor: Erin Moody
    Winter 2016Instructor: Thomas Hegland
    Fall 2016Instructor: Hossein Abbasi

An introduction to how market economies behave at the aggregate level. The determination of national income/output and the problems of unemployment inflation, will be examined, along with monetary and fiscal policy.

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2017Instructor: Veronika Penciakova
    Fall 2017Instructor: John Shea
    Fall 2017Instructor: John Neri
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Svetlana Pivovarova
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: Xing Hong
    Spring 2017Instructor: John Neri
    Spring 2017Instructor: Naveen Sarna
    Winter 2016Instructor: Veronika Penciakova
    Fall 2016Instructor: John Neri
    Fall 2016Instructor: John Shea

Introductory course to develop understanding of statistical concepts used in applied economics. Students will acquire skills needed to calculate and interpret statistical concepts, including descriptive statistics, probability, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling, point and interval estimations, hypothesis testing, basic analysis of variance, and simple linear regression models. Students will apply these concepts to data using both handheld calculators and spreadsheets(Excel), and students will be introduced to an econometric software package such as SPSS or SAS or R.

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2017Instructor: Terry Pack
    Fall 2017Instructor: Satyendra Verma
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Jiankun Chen
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: Terry Pack
    Spring 2017Instructor: Satyendra Verma
    Fall 2016Instructor: Satyendra Verma
    Fall 2016Instructor: Satyendra Verma
    Fall 2016Instructor: Satyendra Verma
    Summer 2016 IIInstructor: Jiankun Chen
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: Terry Pack

Analysis of the determination of national income, employment, and price levels. Discussion of consumption, investment, inflation, and government fiscal and monetary policy.

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2017Instructor: Feng Zhang
    Fall 2017Instructor: John Neri
    Fall 2017Instructor: Martina Copelman
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Can Sever
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: Veronika Penciakova
    Spring 2017Instructor: John Neri
    Spring 2017Instructor: Martina Copelman
    Spring 2017Instructor: Martina Copelman
    Fall 2016Instructor: John Neri
    Fall 2016Instructor: Martina Copelman

Analysis of the theories of consumer behavior, producer behavior, different market structures, and various sources of inefficient outcomes. Analysis of microeconomic policies designed to improve market outcomes.

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2017Instructor: Peter Coughlin
    Fall 2017Instructor: Satyendra Verma
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Haomin Yan
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: Prateik Dalmia
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Spring 2017Instructor: Satyendra Verma
    Fall 2016Instructor: Peter Coughlin
    Fall 2016Instructor: Unlisted/TBD

Economic concepts are used to analyze various aspects of the founding and early history of the U.S., including the British settlement of the North American colonies, the economics of the American Revolutionary war, the writing of the Constitution, the development of financial markets, policies on public lands and the spread of western agriculture, slavery, banking, and early industrialization.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: John Joseph Wallis
    Spring 2017Instructor: John Joseph Wallis
    Fall 2016Instructor: John Joseph Wallis
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: Mateo Uribe-Castro
    Spring 2016Instructor: John Joseph WallisView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: John Joseph WallisView: Syllabus

Analysis of macroeconomic behavior and policy with emphasis on theoretical rigor. Topics include the determinants of economic growth, unemployment, inflation, and international economic flows.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: L. Luminita Stevens
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: Can Sever
    Spring 2017Instructor: L. Luminita Stevens
    Winter 2016Instructor: Emekcan Yucel
    Fall 2016Instructor: Can Sever
    Fall 2016Instructor: Yi (Laura) Zhao
    Summer 2016 IIInstructor: Emekcan Yucel
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: Can Sever
    Spring 2016Instructor: Martina CopelmanView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Martina CopelmanView: Syllabus

Analysis of economic decision-making by individual buyers and sellers, and resulting market outcomes, with emphasis on theoretical rigor. The efficient properties of perfect competition are examined, followed by consideration of market power, externalities, and asymmetric information.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Ginger Zhe Jin
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Winter 2016Instructor: Svetlana Pivovarova
    Fall 2016Instructor: Ethan Kaplan
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: Ricardo Espinoza
    Spring 2016Instructor: Melissa KearneyView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Ethan KaplanView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Melissa KearneyView: Syllabus

Introduces economic models of international trade and finance. Analyzes policies designed to promote and restrict international trade and to manage exchange rates and impact international capital flows.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Fall 2017Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Fall 2016Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Fall 2016Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: Marcelo Teixeira
    Fall 2015Instructor: Stefania ScandizzoView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Stefania ScandizzoView: Syllabus

See Department Advising Office for course eligibility, course requirements, and application information.
Contact department for information to register for this course.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Cindy Clement
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Cindy ClementCo-Instructor: Kendra Barber
    Spring 2017Instructor: Cindy Clement
    Fall 2016Instructor: Cindy Clement
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: Cindy Clement
    Spring 2016Instructor: Cindy Clement

Integrated readings and independent study under direction and supervision of a faculty member. Contact department for additional information.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2016Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2016 IIInstructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: Unlisted/TBD

Studies the competitive and cooperative behavior that results when several parties with conflicting interests must work together. Learn how to use game theory to analyze situations of potential conflict. Applications are drawn from economics, business, and political science.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Robert M. Schwab
    Fall 2017Instructor: Gustavo Saraiva
    Fall 2017Instructor: Yong Paek
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Yong Paek
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: Gustavo Saraiva
    Spring 2017Instructor: Yong Paek
    Spring 2017Instructor: Gustavo Saraiva
    Fall 2016Instructor: Robert M. Schwab
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: Gustavo Saraiva
    Spring 2016Instructor: Gustavo SaraivaView: Syllabus

Provide the knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish and utilize basic applied econometric analysis utilized by many business service providers, government agencies, and nonprofits engaged in policy analysis. Topics include simple and multiple regressions using cross section, time series, and panel data, issues of heteroskedasticity, serial correlation, and multicollinearity, models with binary dependent variable, and program evaluation. Course emphasizes application of knowledge using software packages but still covers essential theoretical background.

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2017Instructor: Yongjoon Park
    Fall 2017Instructor: Hossein Abbasi
    Fall 2017Instructor: Hossein Abbasi
    Fall 2017Instructor: Yue Chao
    Fall 2017Instructor: Fo Kodjo Aflagah
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Matthew Staiger
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: Yongjoon Park
    Spring 2017Instructor: Hossein Abbasi
    Spring 2017Instructor: Hossein Abbasi
    Spring 2017Instructor: Yue Chao

Examines the economics of international economic integration, including the theory of customs unions and free trade areas, the role of GATT and the WTO, changes in individual countries' foreign trade policies during the new era of globalization, the special role of multinational firms in world trade, and recent controversies about the benefits and costs of globalized trade.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Spring 2017Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Spring 2017Instructor: Yang Xu
    Fall 2016Instructor: Yang Xu
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: Yang Xu
    Spring 2016Instructor: Stefania ScandizzoView: Syllabus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Yang XuView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Yang XuView: Syllabus

The role of the public sector in a market economy constitutes the over-arching topic of this course. Emphasis lies on analyzing government expenditure programs and the microeconomics of tax policy.

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2017Instructor: Brian Heath Witzen
    Fall 2017Instructor: Riley Wilson
    Fall 2017Instructor: Kenneth Coriale
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: Kenneth Coriale
    Spring 2017Instructor: Kenneth Coriale
    Winter 2016Instructor: Kenneth Coriale
    Fall 2016Instructor: Melissa Kearney
    Fall 2016Instructor: Kenneth Coriale
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: Kenneth Coriale
    Spring 2016Instructor: Kenneth CorialeView: Syllabus

Master's Thesis Research

Course Offerings:
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: John Shea
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: John Shea
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2016Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2016 IIInstructor: John Shea
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: John Shea
    Spring 2016Instructor: Unlisted/TBD

Pre-Candidacy Research

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2017Instructor: John Shea
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: John Shea
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: John Shea
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Winter 2016Instructor: John Shea
    Fall 2016Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2016 IIInstructor: John Shea
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: John Shea
    Spring 2016Instructor: Unlisted/TBD

Doctoral Dissertation Research

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2017Instructor: John Shea
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: John Shea
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: John Shea
    Spring 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Winter 2016Instructor: John Shea
    Fall 2016Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2016 IIInstructor: John Shea
    Summer 2016 IInstructor: John Shea
    Spring 2016Instructor: Unlisted/TBD