Courses and Syllabi

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Economics Fall 2018

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW — Art & Design Building L008

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ECON 105: Environmental Economics for the Citizen (3 Credits)

Introduction to economic concepts and how they can be applied to environmental policy issues such as air and water pollution, climate change, natural resource use, and sustainability. Focus is on concepts, policy, and case studies rather than formal modeling exercises. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section 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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104 and MATH 108 or 113.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section 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. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 100 or 103 and 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103, 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Garett Jones — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D001
  • Section 003 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Robinson B222
  • Section 001 — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Robinson B222

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Bryan D Caplan — 09:30 AM to 10:20 AM MWF — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D001

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Yong J Yoon — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — 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. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D023
  • Section 002 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Robinson B222

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ECON 306C, 311C and MATH 113C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 345: Introduction to Econometrics (3 Credits)

Modern statistical techniques in estimating economic relations. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ECON 306D and 311D) and (STAT 250D and 350D or STAT L350) or (STAT 344D and 354D).
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Robinson B106
  • Section 001 — David M Levy — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Nguyen Engineering Building 1110

ECON 360: Economics of Developing Areas (3 Credits)

Economic growth characteristic of developing countries. Economic development, obstacles to development, policies, and planning. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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ECON 365: Topics in Economic History (3 Credits)

Possible topics include ancient, medieval, modern European, and American economic history, using econometric analysis as necessary. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ECON 367: Money, Markets, and Economic Policy (3 Credits)

Applies basic economic concepts and principles to issues facing the U.S. and global economies. Topics include productivity and economic growth, taxes, healthcare, globalization, income distribution and financial crises, with an emphasis on market structure, social institutions and the not-always rational behavior of investors and consumers. Equivalent to GOVT 367.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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. Notes: May not be applied toward the elective course requirement needed for a major or minor in economics. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Robinson B203
  • Section 003 — Donald J Boudreaux — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212
  • Section 001 — 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM MWF — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224

ECON 390: International Economics (3 Credits)

Foreign exchange market, balance of payment, foreign trade policies, and theories of international trade. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306 and ECON 311 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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

400-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 410: Public Choice (3 Credits)

Applies economic theory, methodology to study nonmarket decision making. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Thomas C Rustici — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D001

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Robin D Hanson — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Robinson B111

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306 and 311, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: STAT 250 or 344, or MATH 351, or IT 250, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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

ECON 471: Airline Economics (3 Credits)

Economic theory as it is applied to commercial airlines. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 485: Smithian Political Economy I (3 Credits)

Studies the thought of Adam Smith. As the first in a two-course sequence, course focuses on The Theory of Moral Sentiments. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Daniel B Klein — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D180

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. Notes: Requirements for departmental honors in the major are in addition to the coursework required for the major. ECON 495 credit may not be applied toward the elective course requirement needed for a major or minor in economics. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 494 with minimum grade of B or permission from the instructor with an approved research proposal.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Jason Dunick — 10:30 AM to 01:10 PM F — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D180

ECON 496: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

Subject matter varies. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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ECON 498: Internship (3-6 Credits)

Students find economics-related internship with assistance from Career Services. Pre-internship proposal and final reflections paper required. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 upper-level hours in economics, Junior standing, and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ECON 499: Independent Study (1-4 Credits)

Individual study of selected area of economics. Notes: Directed research paper required. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Economics majors with 90 credits, and permission of both the department and instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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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. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ECON 496: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

Subject matter varies. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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4 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. Notes: Non-Degree students are permitted to enroll based on space availability determined one week before the first day of classes AND on meeting the prerequisites AND with permission of instructor. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to master's program in economics or ECON 306 and 311, and MATH 113; or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 630: Mathematical Economics I (3 Credits)

Includes set theory, function, differential calculus, integration, series, and matrix algebra, with special emphasis on economic applications. Notes: Non-Degree students are permitted to enroll on space availability determined one week before the first day of classes AND on meeting the prerequisites AND with permission of instructor. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to master’s program in economics, or ECON 306 and 311, and MATH 113, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Founder's Hall 111

ECON 695: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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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. Notes: Non-Degree students are permitted to enroll based on space availability determined one week before the first day of classes AND on meeting the prerequisites AND with permission of instructor. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program in economics, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Carlos D Ramirez — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 224

ECON 799: Master's Thesis (1-6 Credits)

Research on approved thesis topic under direction of thesis committee. Notes: Students must register for a minimum of three credit hours in their first semester of 799 and maintain continuous enrollment in 799 while writing and submitting a thesis. A maximum of 6 credits of 799 may be applied to the degree. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to MA economics program and permission of thesis advisor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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. Notes: Non-Degree students are permitted to enroll based on space availability determined one week before the first day of classes AND on meeting the prerequisites AND with permission of instructor. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program in economics, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Walter E Williams — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — Founder's Hall 466

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 615 or 715 and 535 or 637, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Lawrence H White — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1002

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 611 or 811 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 830: Mathematical Economics I (3 Credits)

Includes algebra and multivariate calculus applied to advanced economic problems. Also covers unconstrained and constrained optimization, formal models of market equilibrium, and models of economic dynamics in continuous and/or discrete time. Notes: Non-degree students are permitted to enroll on space availability determined one week before the first day of classes AND on meeting the prerequisites AND with permission of instructor. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program in economics, or ECON 306 and 311, and MATH 113, MATH 114, and familiarity with elementary differential calculus (univariate and multivariate), elementary integration (univariate), basic matrix/linear algebra (addition, multiplication, inversion), univariate optimization, and logarithms; or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to doctoral program in economics, or ECON 306 and 311, and MATH 113; or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 637 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Daniel E Houser — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D180

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 611 or 811, and ECON 535 or 637; or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Alex T Tabarrok — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Carow Hall 01

ECON 843: Smithian Political Economy I (3 Credits)

Explores the moral philosophy of Adam Smith, with a focus on The Theory of Moral Sentiments, which is studed cover-to-cover in "Great Books" fashion. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate or Non-Degree.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Daniel B Klein — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D180

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 611 or 811 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 852: Public Choice I (3 Credits)

Applies economic theory and methodology to study of nonmarket decision making. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 611 or 811 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 611 and 615, or 715 and 811, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Peter T. Leeson — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 127

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. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 611 or 811 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 895: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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900-Level Courses in ECON

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

Research on prospective dissertation topic. Notes: For students who have completed course work but have not yet advanced to candidacy. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to PhD economics program, and completed at least 48 credits of coursework, and passed required doctoral exams, and permission of dissertation advisor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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

Research on approved dissertation topic under direction of dissertation committee. Notes: 24 credits may be applied to doctoral degree requirement. May be repeated within the degree.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Dissertation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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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. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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ECON 895: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester

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12 Sections Currently Scheduled »