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 Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Peter Murrell
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Brian Heath Witzen
    Spring 2017Instructor: Peter Murrell
    Fall 2016Instructor: Peter Murrell
    Summer 2016 IIInstructor: Brian Heath Witzen
    Spring 2016Instructor: Peter MurrellView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: Peter MurrellView: Syllabus

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

Analysis of the economic and social characteristics of underdeveloped areas. Recent theories of economic development, obstacles to development, policies and planning for development.

Course Offerings:
    Winter 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2017Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2017Instructor: Bryan Hardy
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Spring 2017Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Spring 2017Instructor: Fernando Saltiel
    Winter 2016Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Fall 2016Instructor: Stefania Scandizzo
    Summer 2016 IIInstructor: Unlisted/TBD

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

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 Offerings:
    Winter 2017Instructor: Rodrigo Heresi
    Fall 2017Instructor: John Neri
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Yang Liu
    Spring 2017Instructor: John Neri
    Winter 2016Instructor: Joonkyu Choi
    Fall 2016Instructor: John Neri
    Fall 2016Instructor: Martina Copelman
    Summer 2016 IIInstructor: Yi (Laura) Zhao
    Spring 2016Instructor: John NeriView: Syllabus
    Fall 2015Instructor: John NeriView: 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

Analysis of current economic problems and public policies. Topics could include poverty, income inequality, social insurance, education, environmental sustainability, immigration, and innovation. Other issues may be substituted depending on current events.

Course Offerings:
    Fall 2017Instructor: Thomas Hegland
    Fall 2017Instructor: Erin Moody
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Thomas Hegland
    Spring 2017Instructor: Erin Moody
    Spring 2017Instructor: Thomas Hegland
    Fall 2016Instructor: John Sabelhaus
    Fall 2016Instructor: Erin Moody
    Fall 2016Instructor: Erin Moody
    Spring 2016Instructor: John Sabelhaus
    Spring 2016Instructor: Erin Moody

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

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 Offerings:
    Winter 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Fall 2017Instructor: Unlisted/TBD
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Shunjie Tu
    Spring 2017Instructor: Shunjie Tu
    Spring 2017Instructor: Sergio Urzua
    Fall 2016Instructor: Shunjie Tu
    Fall 2016Instructor: Xing Hong
    Summer 2016 IIInstructor: Youngjin Yun
    Spring 2016Instructor: Youngjin YunView: 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

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 Offerings:
    Summer 2017 IIInstructor: Nicholas Montgomery
    Summer 2017 IInstructor: Nicholas Montgomery

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