Courses Offered in Summer 2017 II

ECON111: Thinking Like an Economist
An introduction to the modes of thought of economics. Use of simple standard tools of economics to analyze important problems that arise frequently in public policy, the news media, and in daily life. An emphasis on how economists predict what choices societies make and how economists analyze whether those are good choices. Practical application of a variety of economic tools leading to a focus on the essential unity underlying these analytical tools, viewing economics as a discipline that applies a core methodology in different ways in different situations.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Peter Murrell
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Brian Heath Witzen
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Peter Murrell
    Fall 2016 Instructor: Peter Murrell
    Summer 2016 II Instructor: Brian Heath Witzen
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: Martina Copelman
    Fall 2017 Instructor: John Neri
    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
ECON315: Economic Development of Underdeveloped Areas
Analysis of the economic and social characteristics of underdeveloped areas. Recent theories of economic development, obstacles to development, policies and planning for development.
Course Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Bryan Hardy
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
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
ECON330: Money and Banking
The structure of financial institutions and their role in the provision of money and near money. Analysis of the Federal Reserve System, the techniques of central banks, and the control of supply of financial assets in stabilization policy. Relationship of money and credit to economic activity and the price level.
Course Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Rodrigo Heresi
    Fall 2017 Instructor: John Neri
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Yang Liu
    Spring 2017 Instructor: John Neri
    Winter 2016 Instructor: Joonkyu Choi
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
ECON401: Current Issues in American Economic Policy
Analysis of current economic problems and public policies. Topics include increasing competitiveness, mitigating poverty, addressing harmful effects of income inequality, promoting environmental sustainability, and facilitating economic stability and growth.
Course Offering
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Erin Moody
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Thomas Hegland
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Thomas Hegland
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Erin Moody
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Thomas Hegland
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
ECON422: Econometrics I
Emphasizes the interaction between economic problems and the assumption employed in statistical theory. Formulation, estimation, and testing of economic models, including single variable and multiple variable regression techniques, theory of identification, and issues relating to inference.
Course Offering
    Winter 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2017 II Instructor: Shunjie Tu
    Spring 2017 Instructor: Shunjie Tu
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: Yue Chao
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Fo Kodjo Aflagah
    Fall 2017 Instructor: Hossein Abbasi
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