Fall 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ECON 111-01 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Thomas Woodbury
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.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 08
ECON 111-02 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Thomas Woodbury
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.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 08
ECON 111-04 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Vlad Tarko
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.
1330:TF   ALTHSE 08
ECON 111-05 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Vlad Tarko
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.
1500:TF   ALTHSE 08
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.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 201
ECON 111-07 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.
1030:MWF   ALTHSE 201
ECON 111-08 Introduction to Microeconomics
Instructor: Sohani Fatehin
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.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 106
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.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 08
ECON 112-02 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.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 08
ECON 214-01 Entrepreneurship and Economic Disruption
Instructor: Vlad Tarko
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 300-04. Entrepreneurship is the main concept used by economists for understanding out-of-equilibrium economic phenomena. This course gives an overview of the main theories of entrepreneurship and of their connection to neoclassical microeconomics. On the practical side, we will discuss a wide range of actual and potential technological disruptions, and their social-political implications beyond the strictly economic. We will discuss theories of entrepreneurship proposed by Austrian economists, by the managerial literature, and from economic sociology.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 109
ECON 222-01 Environmental Economics
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
Course Description:
A study of human production and consumption activities as they affect the natural and human environmental systems and as they are affected by those systems. The economic behavioral patterns associated with the market economy are scrutinized in order to reveal the biases in the decision-making process which may contribute to the deterioration of the resource base and of the quality of life in general. External costs and benefits, technological impacts, limits to economic growth, and issues of income and wealth distribution are examined. A range of potential policy measures, some consistent with our life style and some not, are evaluated. Prerequisite: 111. A study of human production and consumption activities as they affect the natural and human environmental systems and as they are affected by those systems. The economic behavioral patterns associated with the market economy are scrutinized in order to reveal the biases in the decision-making process which may contribute to the deterioration of the resource base and of the quality of life in general. External costs and benefits, technological impacts, limits to economic growth, and issues of income and wealth distribution are examined. A range of potential policy measures, some consistent with our life style and some not, are evaluated. Prerequisite: 111.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 110
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 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.
1330:W   ALTHSE 207
ECON 247-01 Money and Banking
Instructor: Andrew Farrant
Course Description:
A study of the role of money and credit in the U.S. economy. The nature of money, the structure of the banking system in the context of a rapidly changing financial institutional environment, and the Federal Reserve System are examined. Various theories of money as guides to monetary policy are compared and contrasted. Neoclassical approaches will predominate, although some alternative approaches will be explored. Prerequisite: 112.
1500:TF   DENNY 317
ECON 268-01 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Instructor: Emily Marshall
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.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 204
ECON 268-02 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Instructor: Sohani Fatehin
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.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 204
ECON 278-01 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Instructor: Stephen Erfle
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.
1330:TF   STERN 11
ECON 288-01 Contending Economic Perspectives
Instructor: Edward McPhail
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.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 207
ECON 288-02 Contending Economic Perspectives
Instructor: Edward McPhail
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 207
ECON 298-01 Econometrics
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to econometrics in which the tools of economic theory, mathematics, and statistical inference are applied to the analysis of economic data. Students will develop foundational knowledge of applied statistics and econometrics through exploration of empirical techniques relevant to quantitative economics including probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, modeling, simple and multiple linear regression analysis, and time series analysis. In addition, this course will cover basic extensions of a multiple linear regression model such as dummy variables and interaction terms. Students will use Stata, or other statistical analysis software widely used in economics, to understand and apply empirical work.Prerequisite: 111, 112, MATH 170, and MATH 121 (or INBM 220 or MATH 225) This course is an introduction to econometrics in which the tools of economic theory, mathematics, and statistical inference are applied to the analysis of economic data. Students will develop foundational knowledge of applied statistics and econometrics through exploration of empirical techniques relevant to quantitative economics including probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, modeling, simple and multiple linear regression analysis, and time series analysis. In addition, this course will cover basic extensions of a multiple linear regression model such as dummy variables and interaction terms. Students will use Stata, or other statistical analysis software widely used in economics, to understand and apply empirical work.Prerequisite: 111, 112, MATH 170, and MATH 121 (or INBM 220 or MATH 225)
1030:F   DENNY 112
1030:MW   STERN 11
ECON 298-02 Econometrics
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to econometrics in which the tools of economic theory, mathematics, and statistical inference are applied to the analysis of economic data. Students will develop foundational knowledge of applied statistics and econometrics through exploration of empirical techniques relevant to quantitative economics including probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, modeling, simple and multiple linear regression analysis, and time series analysis. In addition, this course will cover basic extensions of a multiple linear regression model such as dummy variables and interaction terms. Students will use Stata, or other statistical analysis software widely used in economics, to understand and apply empirical work.Prerequisite: 111, 112, MATH 170, and MATH 121 (or INBM 220 or MATH 225) This course is an introduction to econometrics in which the tools of economic theory, mathematics, and statistical inference are applied to the analysis of economic data. Students will develop foundational knowledge of applied statistics and econometrics through exploration of empirical techniques relevant to quantitative economics including probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, modeling, simple and multiple linear regression analysis, and time series analysis. In addition, this course will cover basic extensions of a multiple linear regression model such as dummy variables and interaction terms. Students will use Stata, or other statistical analysis software widely used in economics, to understand and apply empirical work.Prerequisite: 111, 112, MATH 170, and MATH 121 (or INBM 220 or MATH 225)
1130:MWF   STERN 11
ECON 314-01 Gender and Development
Instructor: Mesude Kongar
Course Description:
Cross-listed with WGSS 302-01 and INST 290-02. This course examines the gender dimensions of economic development and globalization from the perspective of feminist economics. This perspective implies foregrounding labor, broadly defined to include paid and unpaid work, and examining gender differences in work, access to resources, and wellbeing outcomes, and how these are affected by macroeconomic policies and how gender inequalities are relevant for societal wellbeing. Since the early 1980s economic globalization has been achieved on the basis of a common set of macroeconomic policies pursued in industrial and developing countries alike. These policies frame both the gender-differentiated impacts of policy and the initiatives that are implemented to reduce inequalities between men and women. The main objective of the course is to examine the impact of these policies on men and women in the global South (a.k.a. developing countries/Third World) on gender inequalities and to evaluate the policies/strategies for reducing gender inequalities and promoting the well-being of all people. The pursuit of these objectives will entail first a brief examination of the central tenets of feminist economics and an historical overview of the policy-oriented field of gender and development. Gender-differentiated statistics will be reviewed as they pertain to the topics under discussion.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 206
ECON 314-02 Urban Economics
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
Course Description:
This course applies concepts from microeconomics and statistics to the study of one scarce resource in particular: space. The objective is to introduce students to urban and regional economics by learning how we organize ourselves spatially and exploring the advantages and disadvantages of population clusters. We will start by examining how and why cities form, current population trends in the United States, the growth of urban areas, and the potential agglomeration benefits from urbanization. We will then discuss land prices and land use patterns, transportation, housing, local government, and crime. Along the way well discuss issues such as poverty and discrimination, suburbanization and sprawl, pollution and congestion, and the role of cities in sustainable development.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 109
ECON 314-03 Law and Economics
Instructor: Thomas Woodbury
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INBM 300-08.This course uses economics to analyze numerous legal topics, including property law, contracts, torts, crimes, and the legal process. Specifically, the course will address how individual incentives and economic equilibrium may predict behavioral outcomes that are not always obvious. Under the guidance of the instructor, students will have the opportunity to investigate a law and economics topic of their choosing and present their topic in class. Prerequisite: 278 or permission of the instructor.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 110
ECON 314-04 Econometrics
Instructor: Anthony Underwood, Emily Marshall
Course Description:
Prerequisites: One or more of the core intermediate theory courses (268, 278, 288) depending on the topic.
1030:F   DENNY 112
1030:MW   STERN 11
ECON 500-01 Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models
Instructor: Emily Marshall
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ECON 500-02 Contingent Valuation Through a 3rd Party
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
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ECON 550-01 Independent Research
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
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ECON 550-02 Independent Research
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
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ECON 550-03 Sports Economics in the Cycling Industry
Instructor: Tricia Hawks
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ECON 560-01 Natural Disasters and Household Debt: Evidence from U.S. Counties
Instructor: Emily Marshall
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ECON 560-02 Natural Disasters and Household Debt: Evidence from U.S. Counties
Instructor: Anthony Underwood
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