Faculty Profile

Jonathan Cogliano

Assistant Professor of Economics (2013)

Contact Information

coglianj@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 112
717.245.1841

Education

  • B.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 2007
  • Ph.D., New School for Social Research, 2013

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

AMST 200 American Capitalism
Permission of Instructor Required.Cross-listed with ECON 223-01 and SOCI 230-04.Designed for those interested in social activism and social justice, this course draws on critical perspectives from Political Economy, American Studies and Sociology to examine how power is structured in American capitalism across institutions including the social relations of production and distribution, corporations, and markets. Special attention is given to the ways in which powerful economic groups and organizations are able to exert economic control, influence government, and dominate American institutions, such as the media, that shape American culture. Looking beyond capitalism, social movements for greater social and economic justice, and greater economic and political democracy are also examined.

AMST 200 American Capitalism
Permission of Instructor Required.Cross-listed with ECON 223-02 and SOCI 230-05.Designed for those interested in social activism and social justice, this course draws on critical perspectives from Political Economy, American Studies and Sociology to examine how power is structured in American capitalism across institutions including the social relations of production and distribution, corporations, and markets. Special attention is given to the ways in which powerful economic groups and organizations are able to exert economic control, influence government, and dominate American institutions, such as the media, that shape American culture. Looking beyond capitalism, social movements for greater social and economic justice, and greater economic and political democracy are also examined.

ECON 223 American Capitalism
Permission of Instructor Required.Cross-listed with AMST 200-05 and SOCI 230-05.

ECON 223 American Capitalism
Permission of Instructor Required.Cross-listed with AMST 200-04 and SOCI 230-04.

SOCI 230 American Capitalism
Permission of Instructor Required.Cross-listed with AMST 200-05 and ECON 223-02.Designed for those interested in social activism and social justice, this course draws on critical perspectives from Political Economy, American Studies and Sociology to examine how power is structured in American capitalism across institutions including the social relations of production and distribution, corporations, and markets. Special attention is given to the ways in which powerful economic groups and organizations are able to exert economic control, influence government, and dominate American institutions, such as the media, that shape American culture. Looking beyond capitalism, social movements for greater social and economic justice, and greater economic and political democracy are also examined.

SOCI 230 American Capitalism
Permission of Instructor Required.Cross-listed with AMST 200-04 and ECON 223-01.Designed for those interested in social activism and social justice, this course draws on critical perspectives from Political Economy, American Studies and Sociology to examine how power is structured in American capitalism across institutions including the social relations of production and distribution, corporations, and markets. Special attention is given to the ways in which powerful economic groups and organizations are able to exert economic control, influence government, and dominate American institutions, such as the media, that shape American culture. Looking beyond capitalism, social movements for greater social and economic justice, and greater economic and political democracy are also examined.

Spring 2015

ECON 268 Inter Macroeconomic Theory
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).

ECON 268 Inter Macroeconomic Theory
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).

ECON 314 Limits to Growth
Click title link above for prerequisites. Interested students who do not meet the prerequisites are encouraged to contact the instructor.Theories of economic growth will be introduced and analyzed in order to understand the prominent role they play in macroeconomics and climate change debates. Economic growth is often treated as a necessity for the functioning and development of national economies. Continuous growth of this kind requires the use of natural and human resources on an ever-expanding scale and carries with it increasing greenhouse gas emissions. In light of recent research on world climate change this vision of economic growth is brought into question and critically examined. Different approaches to accounting for the effects of greenhouse gas accumulation on the world economy in terms of output, employment, and distribution will be treated in depth. Potential mitigation efforts on a world scale will also be explored.