Courses Offered in Summer 2017 I

ECON200: Principles of Micro-Economics
Introduces economic models of the behavior of individual consumers and business firms, problems of international trade, the distribution of income, policies for eliminating poverty and discrimination, the problems of environmental pollution, and the impact of different market structures upon economic activity.
Course Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD View Syllabus
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Thomas Hegland
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Robert M. Schwab
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Hossein Abbasi
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Gentry Johnson
ECON201: Principles of Macro-Economics
An introduction to the problems of unemployment, inflation, and economi growth. Emphasis on roles of monetary and fiscal policy in the conduct of macroeconomic 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
ECON317: Global Economic Policies
Analysis of policy options and debates on fostering economic growth and development in a global economy where national boundaries are no longer relevant. Topics covered will include real loanable funds markets in both local and international contexts during normal conditions and during financial crises, the design of trade and industrial policies, and the role of the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and other international agencies as well as regional and bilateral trade agreements. Emerging economies will be emphasized.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Naveen Sarna
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Martina Copelman
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Emekcan Yucel
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Naveen Sarna
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Naveen Sarna
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
ECON340: International Economics
Covers economic models of international transactions, exchange rates, and balance of payments. Analysis of policies of protection, devaluation, and exchange rate stabilization and their consequences.
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
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: Yong Paek
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Robert M. Schwab
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Gustavo Saraiva
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Yong Paek
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Gustavo Saraiva
ECON424: Computer Methods in Economics
Database development from Internet and other sources, research methods, and statistical analysis in economics using EXCEL and SAS.
Course Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Yongjoon Park
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Hossein Abbasi
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Hossein Abbasi
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Yue Chao
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Fo Kodjo Aflagah
ECON435: Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
The different types of financial assets that exist, the markets that they trade in, and the determination of their prices and rates of return are examined. Specific topics that will be covered include the Markowitz portfolio selection model, the capital asset pricing model, the arbitrage pricing theory, the efficient markets hypothesis, the term structure of interest rates, and options. There will be almost no emphasis on issues in corporate finance.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Can Sever
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Rodrigo Heresi
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Hyung Choi
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Can Sever
ECON454: Public Finance and Public Policy
Study of welfare economics and the theory of public goods, taxation, public expenditures, benefit-cost analysis, and state and local finance. Applications of theory to current policy issues.
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
ECON463: Economics of Sports
The application of theoretical and empirical economic tools to the sports industry, including competition at professional,collegiate, and international levels. Microeconomic models from labor, industrial organization and public finance will be applied to the sports industry and combined with data from sports markets, providing students with opportunities to produce and interpret economic analysis. The topic of discrimination will also be explored in the context of this particular economic activity.
Course Offering
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Nicholas Montgomery
    Summer 2017 I Instructor: Nicholas Montgomery
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