Economics

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 103: 3 Credits

Contemporary Microeconomic Principles

Introduces microeconomics in the context of current problems. Explores how market mechanism allocates scarce resources among competing uses; uses supply, demand, production, and distribution theory to analyze problems. Read More »

4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ECON 104: 3 Credits

Contemporary Macroeconomic Principles

Introduces macroeconomics in the context of current problems. National income analysis, money and banking, economic growth and stability, unemployment, inflation, and role of government. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

300-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 306: 3 Credits

Intermediate Microeconomics

Basic factors of price and distribution theory: analysis of demand, costs of production and supply relationships, and price and output determination under various market structures. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Ronald A Heiner — 09:30 AM to 11:20 AM MTWR — Krug Hall 242
  • Section A02 — Julia Rubicam — 09:00 AM to 11:40 AM S — Enterprise Hall 277
  • Section C01 — 07:00 PM to 09:40 PM MWF — Robinson A101

ECON 309: 3 Credits

Economic Problems and Public Policies

Economic problems in light of current and proposed public policies. Topics include environmental issues, international trade policies, and regulatory issues and their historical roots. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ECON 310: 3 Credits

Money and Banking

Monetary, commercial, and central banking systems, with particular emphasis on their relationship with American government programs, fiscal policies, and controls. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — 07:00 PM to 09:40 PM MWF — Enterprise Hall 274
  • Section C01 — Philip R Wiest — 09:00 AM to 11:40 AM S — Enterprise Hall 274

ECON 311: 3 Credits

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Aggregate economic accounts, including measuring national income; determinants of levels of income and output; and causes and solutions for problems of unemployment, inflation, and economic growth. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Santiago J Gangotena — 07:00 PM to 09:40 PM MWF — Nguyen Engineering Building 1107
  • Section C01 — 09:30 AM to 11:20 AM MTWR — Enterprise Hall 274

ECON 335: 3 Credits

Environmental Economics

Microeconomic analysis of environmental problems. Topics include externalities and market failure, alternative solutions and policies, problems in monitoring and enforcement, economic analysis of development of legislation and regulation, and applications to current policy issues. Designated a Green Leaf Course. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section C01 — David Chandler Thomas — 07:30 AM to 09:20 AM MTWR — Enterprise Hall 173

ECON 345: 3 Credits

Introduction to Econometrics

Modern statistical techniques in estimating economic relations. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Thomas Stratmann — 07:00 PM to 09:40 PM TR — Nguyen Engineering Building 1107

ECON 360: 3 Credits

Economics of Developing Areas

Economic growth characteristic of developing countries. Economic development, obstacles to development, policies, and planning. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section C01 — 09:30 AM to 11:20 AM MTWR — Robinson B224

ECON 380: 3 Credits

Economies in Transition

Examines problems and achievements of formerly communist and socialist countries including China, Eastern European countries, and Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union as they transition to more market-oriented economies. Includes market economics and central planning. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Peter J Boettke — 09:30 AM to 11:20 AM MTWR — Robinson B220

ECON 385: 3 Credits

International Economic Policy

Introduces economic way of thinking on trade and international finance. Presents historical and current information on consequences of trade and protectionism. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Theresa S Finley — 07:00 PM to 09:40 PM MWF
  • Section C01 — 11:30 AM to 01:20 PM MTWR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 127

400-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 403: 3 Credits

Austrian Economics

Microeconomic and macroeconomic models and misallocation of resources. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — David Hebert — 07:00 PM to 09:40 PM MWF

ECON 410: 3 Credits

Public Choice

Applies economic theory, methodology to study nonmarket decision making. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section C01 — Zachary Gochenour — 07:00 PM to 09:40 PM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 127

ECON 412: 3 Credits

Game Theory and Economics of Institutions

Introduces game theory and its relevance for analyzing framework of rules and institutions within which economic processes occur. Applies game theoretical concepts to comparative analysis of causes and effects of alternative institutional arrangements. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 415: 3 Credits

Law and Economics

Economic analysis of the law. Topics include introduction to legal institutions and legal analysis; application of economic concepts to the law of property, contracts and torts, criminal and constitutional law; economic efficiency of common law; and public choice perspective on the evolution of the law. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section C01 — 07:00 PM to 09:40 PM MWF — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 124

ECON 494: 3 Credits

Honors Thesis Writing Seminar

Develops skills in finding and evaluating sources, oral presentation, and academic writing. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Jason Dunick — 11:30 AM to 01:20 PM MTWR — Innovation Hall 131

ECON 498: 3-6 Credits

Internship

Students find economics-related internship with assistance from Career Services. Pre-internship proposal and final reflections paper required. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in ECON

ECON 365: 3 Credits

Topics in Economic History (not currently offered)

Possible topics include ancient, medieval, modern European, and American economic history, using econometric analysis as necessary.

ECON 496: 3 Credits

Special Topics in Economics (not currently offered)

Subject matter varies.

Graduate

600-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 695: 3 Credits

Special Topics in Economics

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in ECON

ECON 695: 3 Credits

Special Topics in Economics

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 895: 3 Credits

Special Topics in Economics (not currently offered)

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline.