Data Analytics co-chair
Althouse Hall Room 114
INTD 250 Project Managmt - Scrum Master
The course will be taught remotely in 2-hour sessions on Wednesday evenings (6:30-8:30 p.m.) for 8 weeks beginning on October 12, 2022 and ending on December 7, 2022 by an Agile expert. Once students complete the course, they will be eligible to take a short, multiple choice, open book, “exam” for certification. Jessee Vasold will facilitate weekly in-person 30-minute discussion sessions and writing reflections. This course helps students develop problem-solving skills through learning about Agile approaches and practices for project management. Agile approaches are iterative and focus on frequent feedback, refinement, and revision. Agile practices are widely applicable and will teach students how to plan projects, breakdown tasks, evolve strategies, and collaborate. Students will learn the Scrum Agile project management framework and participate in discussions/writing assignments regarding applications and usage.
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.
ECON 496 Asset Price Bubbles/Fin Crises
Permission of instructor required. Asset price bubbles have been an important aspect of macroeconomic analysis for centuries. Modern macroeconomic theories and econometric techniques have allowed economists to better understand, predict, and analyze the causes and consequences of asset price inflation and the related short-run macroeconomic volatility. Recently, following the Great Recession, more research has been devoted the study of bubbles and financial crises. This course will begin by providing a historical perspective on asset price bubbles, both in the U.S. and abroad. The next part of the course will discuss the connection between macroeconomic phenomenon and financial markets, examine the transmission of bubbles and crashes to other sectors of the economy, and consider the potential for monetary and fiscal policy to slow asset price inflation and mitigate the negative effects of financial crises. The majority of this course will focus on the recent recession and end with a discussion of the possible impending bubbles, including automobile and student loans. Students will be expected to use both theoretical and empirical techniques to analyze asset markets. Students will read seminal academic journal articles related to financial markets, asset price bubbles, and subsequent recessions. Given the extensive nature of this topic, this course covers only a small portion of the material in this field, and students are encouraged to explore other related areas of interest through a semester-long research paper.