Fall 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ECON 111-01 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: William Bellinger
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.
1330:TF   ALTHSE 201
ECON 111-03 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Tricia Hawks
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.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 08
ECON 111-04 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Tricia Hawks
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.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 08
ECON 111-05 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Nicola Tynan
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   ALTHSE 201
ECON 111-06 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Nicola Tynan
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 201
ECON 111-07 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Stephen Erfle
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.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 201
ECON 112-01 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Instructor: Edward McPhail
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.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 08
ECON 112-02 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Instructor: Edward McPhail
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.
1030:MWF   ALTHSE 08
ECON 214-01 Statistical Methods in Economics
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
Course Description:
Introduction to probability and statistics as a background for econometrics. Topics include probability theory; sampling methods; probability and sampling distributions; simple linear regression; estimation; statistical inference; and hypothesis testing. When possible, emphasis is on the application of statistical methods and data analysis to micro- and macroeconomic concepts. This course will fulfill the Economics Department statistical requirement for the major.
1330:TF   ALTHSE 207
ECON 214-02 International Development
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-04. This course will cover the main topics that are covered in traditional development classes, which include agricultural/subsistence household issues, credit constraints in poor country setttings, issues related to education, child labor, migration, population, and health, and also potential development and sustainability problems that we are going to face because of climate change.
1030:MWF   DENNY 317
ECON 222-01 Environmental Economics
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENST 222-01.
1130:MWF   ALTHSE 110
ECON 222-02 Environmental Economics
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ENST 222-02.
1230:MWF   ALTHSE 201
ECON 223-01 American Capitalism and Social Justice
Instructor: Jonathan Cogliano
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.Cross-listed with AMST 200-04 and SOCI 230-04.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 109
ECON 223-02 American Capitalism and Social Justice
Instructor: Jonathan Cogliano
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.Cross-listed with AMST 200-05 and SOCI 230-05.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 109
ECON 228-01 Economic Analysis of Policy
Instructor: Tricia Hawks
Course Description:
1030:MR   DENNY 110
ECON 268-01 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Instructor: Ozge Ozay
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).
1330:TF   ALTHSE 109
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 201
ECON 278-02 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.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 213
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 314-01 Advanced Microeconomics: Behavior, Institutions, and Evolution
Instructor: Edward McPhail
Course Description:
This course will cover advanced microeconomic topics. Examples are expected to be drawn from various literatures including: game theory, international trade, evolutionary game theory, behavioral economics, efficiency wage/contested exchange, neoclassical theory and others.
0830:MWF   ALTHSE 08
ECON 314-03 Political Economy
Instructor: Andrew Farrant
Course Description:
This course will explore a wide variety of topics in political economy. Topics we shall explore include (among others): F. A. Hayek's assessment of socialism and the welfare state, Marxian responses to Hayek's challenge, J. M. Buchanan's worst-case philosophy of constitutional political economy, Tullock's theory of rent-seeking, Ellerman's labor theory of property, the Buchanan-Samuels exchange, corruption and the anti-commons, Friedman's assessment of the Pinochet dictatorship, and contested exchange theory. During the course, you will take part in several simple classroom experiments. Each game will help to illuminate the situational logic underlying the theory we are discussing in class. The goal of this class is to acquaint you with a variety of important topics and debates in political economy. The course requires much from you in terms of active participation and you have the opportunity to help shape the direction of class discussion.
1500:TF   ALTHSE 206
ECON 344-01 Public Finance
Instructor: Andrew Farrant
Course Description:
Theoretical analysis of the interaction of the public and private sectors emphasizing problems of allocation and distribution. Topics include economic rationales for government, public expenditure theory, redistribution of income, collective decision making, and taxation. Neoclassical approaches predominate; however, some alternative approaches will be explored. Prerequisite: 278 or permission of the instructor.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 206
ECON 348-01 International Economics
Instructor: Ozge Ozay
Course Description:
An analysis of the determinants of international trade patterns, the causes and consequences of public policies to control trade, the operation of the international monetary system, and its effect on national economies. In addition, rich and poor country relationships, theories of imperialism, and the emerging role of multinational corporations are considered. While the neoclassical approach dominates, alternative paradigms will be explored. Prerequisite: 268 and 278.
1130:MWF   STERN 11
ECON 550-01 Health Economics and Medical Decision Making
Instructor: William Bellinger
Course Description:
 
ECON 560-01 Hayek, Orwell, and the Logic of Totalitarianism
Instructor: Andrew Farrant
Course Description: