Economics
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 100: Economics for the Citizen (3 Credits)

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 — Nguyen Engineering Building 1101

ECON 103: Contemporary Microeconomic Principles (3 Credits)

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: Contemporary Macroeconomic Principles (3 Credits)

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: Intermediate Microeconomics (3 Credits)

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 »

8 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ECON 308: Managerial Economics and Strategy (3 Credits)

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: Economic Problems and Public Policies (3 Credits)

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: Money and Banking (3 Credits)

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

7 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ECON 311: Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 Credits)

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 »

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Jay Cochran — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Krug Hall 5
  • Section 003 — N/A — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 122
  • Section 004 — James L Caton — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Krug Hall 242

ECON 321: Economics of Labor (3 Credits)

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 — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212

ECON 330: Public Finance (3 Credits)

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 — Yong J Yoon — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Robinson B111

ECON 335: Environmental Economics (3 Credits)

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 — William McNaught — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Robinson B113

ECON 340: Introduction to Mathematical Economics (3 Credits)

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: Introduction to Econometrics (3 Credits)

Modern statistical techniques in estimating economic relations. Read More »

2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — David M Levy — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Mason Hall D003
  • Section 003 — David M Levy — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Innovation Hall 131

ECON 360: Economics of Developing Areas (3 Credits)

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

4 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ECON 361: Economic Development of Latin America (3 Credits)

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

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 365: Topics in Economic History (3 Credits)

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

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — Thomas C Rustici — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224

ECON 380: Economies in Transition (3 Credits)

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 001 — Julia Norgaard — 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 127

ECON 385: International Economic Policy (3 Credits)

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 — East Building 122
  • Section 002 — Erik W Matson — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1006
  • Section 003 — Ekaterina Brancato — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212

ECON 390: International Economics (3 Credits)

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

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Theresa S Finley — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — Robinson B111

400-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 403: Austrian Economics (3 Credits)

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

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 127

ECON 410: Public Choice (3 Credits)

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 — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212

ECON 412: Game Theory and Economics of Institutions (3 Credits)

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: Law and Economics (3 Credits)

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 002 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Art & Design Building L008

ECON 420: International Money and Finance (3 Credits)

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: Design and Analysis of Experiments (3 Credits)

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: Economics of Regulation (3 Credits)

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

  • Section 001 — Michael J Webb — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Innovation Hall 215G

ECON 495: RS: Honors Thesis in Economics (3-6 Credits)

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 — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

ECON 496: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

Subject matter varies. Read More »

8 Sections Currently Scheduled »

ECON 498: Internship (3-6 Credits)

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: Topics in Economic History (3 Credits)

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

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — Thomas C Rustici — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224

ECON 496: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

Subject matter varies. Read More »

8 Sections Currently Scheduled »

Graduate

600-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 611: Microeconomic Theory (3 Credits)

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: American Economic History (3 Credits)

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 — Innovation Hall 137

ECON 630: Mathematical Economics I (3 Credits)

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

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Founder's Hall 118

ECON 632: Economic Systems Design Principles and Experiments (3 Credits)

Introduces analytical and engineering principles to develop exchange systems. Students must become familiar with literature on applied mechanism design; and understand behavioral aspects of auction systems, matching, assignment and transportation problems, and information markets. Also introduces methods for testbedding systems using experimental economics and statistical design. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 695: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

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: Macroeconomic Theory I (3 Credits)

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 — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224

800-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 811: Microeconomic Theory I (3 Credits)

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 — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1006

ECON 817: Monetary Theory and Policy (3 Credits)

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 A349

ECON 821: History of Economic Thought II (3 Credits)

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: Economics of Institutions (3 Credits)

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: Mathematical Economics I (3 Credits)

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 — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1006

ECON 831: Mathematical Economics II (3 Credits)

Develops the foundations of choice, price, and general equilibrium theory. Topics include choice, preference and utility; consumer demand; competitive firms; general equilibrium; and social choice and welfare. Special attention is paid to uncertainty and dynamic choice. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 838: Econometrics II (3 Credits)

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 — Innovation Hall 323

ECON 841: Law and Economics II (3 Credits)

Explores empirical analyses of law of property, torts, crime, and family. Also looks at law's effects on freedom and economic growth. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Alex T Tabarrok — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — West Building 1004

ECON 844: Industrial Organization and Public Policy I (3 Credits)

Structure of American industry and underlying determinants. Includes structure and conduct on industrial performance in light of theory and empirical evidence; and rational antitrust policy and analysis of impact on structure and performance. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 852: Public Choice I (3 Credits)

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

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 866: Economic Development (3 Credits)

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 — East Building 121

ECON 869: International Trade and Policy (3 Credits)

Studies classical, neoclassical, and modern theories of international trade; theory and practice of world trade models such as project LINK; foreign investment and economic growth, tariffs and nontariff barriers, and economic integration; and recent developments, with emphasis on natural resources. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 880: Theory of the Market Process I (3 Credits)

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: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

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

7 Sections Currently Scheduled »

900-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 985: Workshop in Experimental Economics (3 Credits)

Designed for graduate students who have taken Experimental Economics and Economic Systems Design and are applying experimental methods to their own or collaborative research projects. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 998: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Research. (1-9 Credits)

Research on prospective dissertation topic. Read More »

1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research (1-15 Credits)

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

1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in ECON

ECON 695: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

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

3 Sections Currently Scheduled

ECON 895: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

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

7 Sections Currently Scheduled »