Economics

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 100: 3 Credits

Economics for the Citizen

Not available to economics majors. Broad introduction to economic concepts and how they can contribute to a better understanding of the world around us. Applies and develops concepts to current economic and social problems and issues. Less formal modeling than in the 103-104 sequence. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR — Enterprise Hall 178

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 »

5 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 »

9 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ECON 308: 3 Credits

Managerial Economics and Strategy

Analysis of major strategic business situations including pricing strategy, incentives and contracts, game theory, and vertical and horizontal integration. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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 »

4 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 »

9 Sections Currently Scheduled »

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 »

4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ECON 321: 3 Credits

Economics of Labor

Defines factors that determine levels of wages and employment, and economic consequences. Emphasizes recent developments in unionism, collective bargaining, and industrial technology. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Bryan D Caplan — 09:30 AM to 10:20 AM MWF — Robinson B201

ECON 330: 3 Credits

Public Finance

Covers intergovernmental financial relationships; types, incidences, and consequences of taxation; other sources of governmental income; governmental expenditures and their effect; public economic enterprises; public borrowing; and debt management and its economic effect. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Innovation Hall 208

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 001 — 01:30 PM to 02:20 PM MWF — Robinson B111

ECON 340: 3 Credits

Introduction to Mathematical Economics

Mathematical treatment of theory of firm and household behavior, stabilization policy, growth theory, input-output analysis, and linear programming. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 345: 3 Credits

Introduction to Econometrics

Modern statistical techniques in estimating economic relations. Read More »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — David M Levy — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR — Robinson A101
  • Section 002 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Innovation Hall 133
  • Section 003 — David M Levy — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Robinson A247

ECON 360: 3 Credits

Economics of Developing Areas

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

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 127
  • Section 002 — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212
  • Section 003 — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Innovation Hall 208

ECON 361: 3 Credits

Economic Development of Latin America

Economic development, institutions, and problems of Latin America. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 365: 3 Credits

Topics in Economic History

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

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Mark Leo Koyama — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Robinson A101
  • Section 002 — Noel D Johnson — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Robinson A412

ECON 374: 3 Credits

Health Economics

Microeconomic analysis of health and medicine. Topics include the determinants of health, health externalities, health insurance, the health effects of medicine, the supply and demand of medicine, medical quality and regulation, and information asymmetries. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — David Chandler Thomas — 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM MWF — Robinson B111

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 »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

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 »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM MWF — Robinson B203
  • Section 002 — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 206
  • Section 003 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Innovation Hall 204

ECON 390: 3 Credits

International Economics

Foreign exchange market, balance of payment, foreign trade policies, and theories of international trade. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Lotta Moberg — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — Robinson B220

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 001 — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — Robinson B111

ECON 410: 3 Credits

Public Choice

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

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Bryan D Caplan — 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF — Robinson B201

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 »

2 Sections 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 001 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Robinson B111

ECON 420: 3 Credits

International Money and Finance

Examines models of balance of payments, exchange rate behavior, and open economy macroeconomics. Includes international financial system and issues such as globalization and international financial instability. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 445: 3 Credits

Design and Analysis of Experiments

Topics include comparing two or more treatments, and computing and interpreting analysis of variance. Discusses randomized block, Latin square, and factorial designs; and applications to economics experiments. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 470: 3 Credits

Economics of regulation

Examines various issues surrounding concepts of regulation using tools from microeconomic theory and public choice. Topics include antitrust, rate regulation, policy rationales for regulation, and issues of current interest. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 495: 3-6 Credits

RS: Honors Thesis in Economics

Honors-level research on a self-selected topic in economics culminating in a substantial research paper and an oral presentation. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Jason Dunick — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM F — Robinson A349

ECON 496: 3 Credits

Special Topics in Economics

Subject matter varies. Read More »

4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

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

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

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Mark Leo Koyama — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Robinson A101
  • Section 002 — Noel D Johnson — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Robinson A412

ECON 496: 3 Credits

Special Topics in Economics

Subject matter varies. Read More »

4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

Graduate

600-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 611: 3 Credits

Microeconomic Theory

Covers theory of behavior of consumers, firms, and resource suppliers; theories of choice under risk and uncertainty; partial equilibrium analysis of competitive and noncompetitive markets; general equilibrium analysis; and welfare economics. Introduces capital theory. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 623: 3 Credits

American Economic History

Explores development of American economy and evolution of economic institutions. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Noel D Johnson — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Robinson B106

ECON 630: 3 Credits

Mathematical Economics I

Includes set theory, function, differential calculus, integration, series, and matrix algebra, with special emphasis on economic applications. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 695: 3 Credits

Special Topics in Economics

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

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

700-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 715: 3 Credits

Macroeconomic Theory I

Covers classical, neoclassical, Keynesian, and post-Keynesian theories of income and employment determination; theories of inflation and growth; and demand for money and implications for effectiveness of monetary vs. fiscal policy. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Carlos D Ramirez — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Robinson B203

800-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 811: 3 Credits

Microeconomic Theory I

Theory and applications of behavior of consumers, firms, and resource suppliers. Partial equilibrium analysis of various market structures and introduction to intertemporal choice and capital theory. Review and analysis of classic works in microeconomic theory. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Walter E Williams — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — Enterprise Hall 274

ECON 817: 3 Credits

Monetary Theory and Policy

Theory of mechanisms through which central banking affects economic activity and prices. Analyzes demand for money and its relationship to economic activity. Develops monetary theory with emphasis on current theories and controversies in the field. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Lawrence H White — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Robinson B222

ECON 821: 3 Credits

History of Economic Thought II

Covers development of economic analysis from marginal revolution of 1877 to present. Emphasizes development of neoclassical economic theory. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 829: 3 Credits

Economics of Institutions

Analyzes framework of rules and institutions for economic activities and transactions. Includes emergence and working properties of different institutions, and classical and contemporary approaches to economic theory of institutions. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 830: 3 Credits

Mathematical Economics I

Includes set theory, function, differential calculus, integration, series, and matrix algebra, with special emphasis on economic applications. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Garett Jones — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Enterprise Hall 274

ECON 838: 3 Credits

Econometrics II

Explores econometric models and simultaneous equation systems. Includes identifying parameters and least squares bias, alternative estimation methods, and block recursive systems. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Daniel E Houser — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Enterprise Hall 318

ECON 840: 3 Credits

Law and Economics I

Uses economics to analyze U.S. Common-law system, evaluating efficiency and logic of evolution. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Robin D Hanson — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Robinson A106

ECON 846: 3 Credits

Industrial Organization and Public Policy II

Covers relationship of law, economics, and theories of social control of property rights. Includes theories of market structure and industrial performance. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 852: 3 Credits

Public Choice I

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

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • 002 Public Choice — Richard E Wagner — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Robinson B220

ECON 866: 3 Credits

Economic Development

Explores forces contributing to or retarding economic progress in developing countries. Includes role of foreign trade, economic integration, foreign investment, multinational corporations, and technological transfers. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Peter T Leeson — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Robinson B105

ECON 880: 3 Credits

Theory of the Market Process I

Examines theory developed by Menger, Mises, Hayek, and others of the Austrian School; and compares with other popular theories. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 895: 3 Credits

Special Topics in Economics

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

7 Sections Currently Scheduled »

900-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 998: 1-9 Credits

Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Research.

Research on prospective dissertation topic. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 999: 1-15 Credits

Doctoral Dissertation Research

Research on approved dissertation topic under direction of dissertation committee. 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 »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

ECON 895: 3 Credits

Special Topics in Economics

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

7 Sections Currently Scheduled »