Spring 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ECON 111-01 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Andrew Farrant
Course Description:
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon consumer demand and upon the output and pricing decisions of business firms. The implications of actions taken by these decision-makers, operating within various market structures, upon the allocation of resources and the distribution of income are examined. Special attention is given to the sociopolitical environment within which economic decisions are made. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.
0830:MWF   DENNY 317
ECON 111-02 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Andrew Farrant
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.
0930:MWF   DENNY 317
ECON 111-03 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
Course Description:
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon consumer demand and upon the output and pricing decisions of business firms. The implications of actions taken by these decision-makers, operating within various market structures, upon the allocation of resources and the distribution of income are examined. Special attention is given to the sociopolitical environment within which economic decisions are made. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 204
ECON 112-01 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Instructor: Tricia Hawks
Course Description:
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon national output, employment, and price levels. The monetary and financial system is explored together with problems of economic stability. Monetary and fiscal policy procedures are analyzed and evaluated in light of the current economic climate. Special attention is given to the historical development of major economic institutions.Prerequisite: 111.This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 08
ECON 112-02 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Instructor: Ozge Ozay
Course Description:
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon national output, employment, and price levels. The monetary and financial system is explored together with problems of economic stability. Monetary and fiscal policy procedures are analyzed and evaluated in light of the current economic climate. Special attention is given to the historical development of major economic institutions.Prerequisite: 111.This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.
1130:MWF   ALTHSE 201
ECON 112-03 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Instructor: Ozge Ozay
Course Description:
A study of the fundamentals of economic analysis and of basic economic institutions, with particular emphasis upon national output, employment, and price levels. The monetary and financial system is explored together with problems of economic stability. Monetary and fiscal policy procedures are analyzed and evaluated in light of the current economic climate. Special attention is given to the historical development of major economic institutions.Prerequisite: 111.This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.
1230:MWF   ALTHSE 201
ECON 222-01 Environmental Economics
Instructor: Nicola Tynan
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.
1030:MWF   ALTHSE 201
ECON 228-01 Economic Analysis of Policy
Instructor: Tricia Hawks
Course Description:
This course introduces the basic economic techniques used in the analysis of public policy and applies these techniques to a variety of social problems and policies. The economic techniques taught include the analysis of market failure, benefit-cost analysis, and economic impact analysis. Applied topics vary, but are likely to include education and job training, public assistance, transportation policy, and environmental protection. Prerequisite: 111 or permission of the instructor. This course fulfills the DIV II social sciences distribution requirement and QR graduation requirement.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 08
ECON 247-01 Money and Banking
Instructor: Andrew Farrant
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.
1500:MR   DENNY 317
ECON 268-01 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Instructor: Jonathan Cogliano
Course Description:
Neoclassical theories of economic behavior in the aggregate. Models will be used as a framework for analyzing the determination of the level of national output and for explaining fluctuations in employment, the price level, interest rates, productivity, and the rate of economic growth. Policy proposals will be appraised. Prerequisite: 111 and 112; MATH 170; and MATH 121 or MATH 225 or INBM 220 (for INBM majors only).
0900:TR   ALTHSE 207
ECON 268-02 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Instructor: Jonathan Cogliano
Course Description:
Neoclassical theories of economic behavior in the aggregate. Models will be used as a framework for analyzing the determination of the level of national output and for explaining fluctuations in employment, the price level, interest rates, productivity, and the rate of economic growth. Policy proposals will be appraised. Prerequisite: 111 and 112; MATH 170; and MATH 121 or MATH 225 or INBM 220 (for INBM majors only).
1030:TR   ALTHSE 207
ECON 278-01 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Instructor: William Bellinger
Course Description:
Neoclassical theory of relative prices of commodities and productive services under perfect and imperfect competition. The role of prices in the allocation and distribution of resources and commodities. Economic behavior of individual economic units like consumers, firms, and resource owners. Prerequisite: 111 and MATH 170.
1030:MWF   ALTHSE 207
ECON 288-01 Contending Economic Perspectives
Instructor: Mesude Kongar
Course Description:
A study of major heterodox economic theories such as Marxian, institutional, feminist, post-Keynesian, or Austrian economics. Students will study these contending economic perspectives through their historical evolution, methods and theoretical structures, and/or current policy debates. Prerequisites: 111 and 112.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 110
ECON 373-01 History of Economic Thought
Instructor: Edward McPhail
Course Description:
This course provides an appraisal of the origins and evolution of selected economic theories, primarily through the works of great economists of the past. Past economic works are analyzed in their theoretical and historical context. Prerequisites: 278 or permission of instructor.
1500:TF   ALTHSE 207
ECON 374-01 Econometrics
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
Course Description:
Theory and applications of multiple regression analysis. The specification and estimation of econometric models, hypothesis testing, and interpretation of results. Emphasis is on practical applications from macro- and microeconomics using both cross-section and time-series data. Prerequisites: 268, 278 and one college statistics course (MATH 121 or 225).
1500:MR   ALTHSE 207
ECON 375-01 Mathematical Economics
Instructor: Ozge Ozay
Course Description:
Selected topic, to be announced prior to registration, in theoretical or applied economics, using mathematical or statistical techniques. Prerequisites: 268 and/or 278 plus MATH 170 or permission of the instructor.
1330:TF   ALTHSE 109
ECON 496-01 "Neoliberalism" and Its Discontents: The Rise of the Chicago, UCLA, and UVA Schools of Thought
Instructor: Edward McPhail
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required. The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the formation and development of the economic ideas associated with neoliberalism. The Chicago school will play a prominent role and to a lesser extent its intellectual offshoots UCLA and UVA as we explore the origins and rise of neoliberalism. Topics include: economic planning, the welfare state, the economist as expert, a case study of the role of economists advising Pinochets Chile, modeling and assessing the theory of the liberal dictator, popular opponents of neoliberalism, academic opponents of neoliberalism, and others. Readings include the works of Milton Friedman, Ronald Coase, Frank Knight, Arnold Harberger, Armen Alchian, Harold Demsetz, Friedrich Hayek, and others. Particular attention will be paid to the views of Milton Friedman, his role as an economic advisor and his views of economic advocacy. Opponents of neoliberalism will include: the MIT school represented by Paul Samuelson and Robert Solow, the UMASS Amherst school represented by Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis, the Notre Dame school represented by Philip Mirowskis The Road from Mont Pelerin,popular treatments such as Naomi Kleins The Shock Doctrine and others.
1330:R   ALTHSE 07
ECON 496-02 Urban Issues in Carlisle PA
Instructor: William Bellinger
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.This course will cover a series of urban economic issues with an emphasis on local problems and local government policy. The main focus of this course will be a community research project we will conduct in partnership with the Borough of Carlisle. The project will include a survey of Carlisle citizens regarding their views of government services and other local issues. We will augment our findings by collecting local data and learning about local policy. The results of our study will be presented in a public forum such as a Borough Council meeting or other public forum. This combination of urban economics, local politics and policy, and contact with the Carlisle community should provide a useful and memorable capstone experience for senior economics majors.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 110
ECON 496-03 Economic History of the United States
Instructor: Nicola Tynan
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required. In this seminar, students will use economic analysis to understand the history of the American economy. Students will explore the historical roots of relatively recent and current economic issues, such as income inequality, the productivity slowdown, technological change, nominal wage rigidity, the growth of government, social programs, racial and gender differences in earnings and employment, and immigration. In addition to assigned readings, students will select one topic to explore in greater depth.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 110
ECON 496-04 Political Economy of Health
Instructor: Mesude Kongar
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.In a world of unprecedented wealth, the average life-expectancy in some parts of the world is 41 years. Almost 2 million children die each year because they lack access to clean water and adequate sanitation. 100 million women are not alive today due to unequal access to health care and economic resources. In the United States, infant mortality rates are significantly higher among African-Americans. What are the political and economic conditions which lead to these differences in well-being across and within nations? What are the relationships between health and macroeconomic ills such as poverty, unemployment, recession, foreign debt, environmental degradation, and socio-economic inequalities between nations, genders, and races? How does globalization affect women and men in different parts of the world? In this course, we will try to answer these and other questions as we analyze the relationships between health and political and economic conditions world populations face today. We will also discuss alternative national and international policies that aim at promoting health in a globalized world.
1330:W   ALTHSE 206
ECON 500-01 Advanced Econometrics
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
Course Description:
 
ECON 550-01 A Critical Perspective on the 2007-9 Recession
Instructor: Mesude Kongar
Course Description:
 
ECON 550-02 Economic Analysis of Air Pollution in the U.S. and China
Instructor: Nicola Tynan
Course Description:
 
ECON 550-03 Health Economics and Medical Decision Making
Instructor: William Bellinger
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