Courses Offered in Summer 2016 I

ECON200: Principles of Micro-Economics
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 Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD View Syllabus
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Thomas Hegland
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Hossein Abbasi
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Robert M. Schwab
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Gentry Johnson
ECON201: Principles of Macro-Economics
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 Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Veronika Penciakova
    Fall 2017 Instructor: John Shea
    Fall 2017 Instructor: John Neri
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Svetlana Pivovarova
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Xing Hong
ECON230: Applied Economic Statistics
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 Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Terry Pack
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Satyendra Verma
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Jiankun Chen
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Terry Pack
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Satyendra Verma
ECON305: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
Analysis of the determination of national income, employment, and price levels. Discussion of consumption, investment, inflation, and government fiscal and monetary policy.
Course Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Feng Zhang
    Fall 2017 Instructor: John Neri
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Martina Copelman
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Can Sever
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Veronika Penciakova
ECON306: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and Policy
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 Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Peter Coughlin
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Satyendra Verma
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Haomin Yan
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Prateik Dalmia
ECON311: American Economic History Before the Civil War
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 Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: John Joseph Wallis
    Spring 2017 Instructor: John Joseph Wallis
    Fall 2016 Instructor: John Joseph Wallis
    Summer 2016 I Instructor: Mateo Uribe-Castro
    Spring 2016 Instructor: John Joseph Wallis View Syllabus
ECON325: Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
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 Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: L. Luminita Stevens
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Can Sever
    Spring 2017 Instructor: L. Luminita Stevens
    Winter 2016 Instructor: Emekcan Yucel
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Can Sever
ECON326: Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
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 Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Ginger Zhe Jin
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Winter 2016 Instructor: Svetlana Pivovarova
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Ethan Kaplan
ECON340: International Economics
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 Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
ECON386: Experiential Learning
See Department Advising Office for course eligibility, course requirements, and application information. Contact department for information to register for this course.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Cindy Clement
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Cindy Clement Co-Instructor: Kendra Barber
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Cindy Clement
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Cindy Clement
    Summer 2016 I Instructor: Cindy Clement
ECON399: Independent Study in Economics
Integrated readings and independent study under direction and supervision of a faculty member. Contact department for additional information.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2016 II Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
ECON414: Game Theory
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 Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Robert M. Schwab
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Gustavo Saraiva
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Yong Paek
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Yong Paek
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Gustavo Saraiva
ECON424: Applied Econometrics
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 Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Yongjoon Park
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Fo Kodjo Aflagah
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Hossein Abbasi
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Hossein Abbasi
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Yue Chao
ECON443: International Trade and Trade Policy in the New Global Economy
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 Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Yang Xu
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Yang Xu
ECON454: Public Finance and Public Policy
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 Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Brian Heath Witzen
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Riley Wilson
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Kenneth Coriale
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Kenneth Coriale
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Kenneth Coriale
ECON799: Master's Thesis Research
Master's Thesis Research
Course Offering
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: John Shea
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: John Shea
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2016 II Instructor: John Shea
ECON898: Pre-Candidacy Research
Pre-Candidacy Research
Course Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: John Shea
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: John Shea
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: John Shea
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Winter 2016 Instructor: John Shea
ECON899: Doctoral Dissertation Research
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Course Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: John Shea
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: John Shea
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: John Shea
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Winter 2016 Instructor: John Shea