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Courses and Syllabi

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Economics Spring 2018

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in ECON

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.
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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. Equivalent to MSU 106.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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

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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. Equivalent to MSU 302.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104 and MATH 108 or 113.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 100 or 103 and 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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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

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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. Equivalent to MSU 304.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR — Robinson B111
  • Section 003 — Garett Jones — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Robinson B111
  • Section 004 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 124

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

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  • Section 001 — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Robinson A208

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

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  • Section 001 — 01:30 PM to 02:20 PM MWF — Robinson B203

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

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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

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 206
  • Section 002 — David M Levy — 12:00 PM to 01:15 PM TR — Enterprise Hall 274

ECON 355: The Political Economy of Nonprofit Institutions (3 Credits)

Applies the basic principles of economics to teach students to think critically about nonprofit institutions. Examines the economics of nonprofit institutions, how incentives influence the evolution of charities, and current issues in nonprofit organizations. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and ECON 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar

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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

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM TR — Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 124
  • Section 002 — 03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR — Robinson B208
  • Section 004 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Robinson B111

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

Economic development, institutions, and problems of Latin America. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ECON 362: African Economic Development (3 Credits)

Issues of economic development as applied to Africa. Includes overview of early economic history in Africa and post-independence development, and contemporary development problems. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — 01:30 PM to 04:15 PM W — Innovation Hall 132

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

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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. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — Robinson B222

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

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF — Robinson B111
  • Section 002 — Jason Dunick — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D023
  • Section 003 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — Robinson B208

ECON 390: International Economics (3 Credits)

Foreign exchange market, balance of payment, foreign trade policies, and theories of international trade. Equivalent to MSU 402.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306 and ECON 311 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — 09:30 AM to 10:20 AM MWF — Robinson B111

400-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 403: Austrian Economics (3 Credits)

Microeconomic and macroeconomic models and misallocation of resources. Alternative economic tools from noted Austrian economists. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306 and 311.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — 01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR — Robinson B202

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

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  • Section 001 — Alex T Tabarrok — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Carow Hall 01

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

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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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR — Robinson A111

ECON 421: Financial Economics (3 Credits)

Provides a survey of financial economics including a brief overview of the U.S. and international financial system and the role of different financial institutions. Covers the leading theoretical models in the field. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103, ECON 104, ECON 306, ECON 311.
Schedule Type: Seminar

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ECON 435: Economics of Energy (3 Credits)

Examines various issues in the energy industry using tools from microeconomic theory, law and economics and public choice. Topics include issues related to oil, historical and current energy regulation, and environmental issues associated with energy. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M — Robinson A109

ECON 460: Senior Seminar in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (3 Credits)

Covers issues in the philosophy, economics, and political science of institutions, information, and collective action. Through case studies of existing legal and political institutions, applies the insights to problems in politics, policy making, social-choice theory, and social, moral, and political philosophy. (Specific content varies). Notes: Serves as the capstone course for the PPE program. Equivalent to GOVT 469, PHIL 460.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHIL 358 and ECON 412 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar

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ECON 481: The Development of Economic Thought (3 Credits)

Developments in economic thought from 1500 to the present. Emphasizes historical origins, impact on contemporary economics, and theoretical validity. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306 and 311 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ECON 486: Smithian Political Economy II (3 Credits)

Studies the thought of Adam Smith. As the second in a two-course sequence, course focuses on The Wealth of Nations. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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  • Section 001 — Donald J Boudreaux — 07:20 PM to 10:00 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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — 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

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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

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2 Sections 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

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1 Section 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.
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Graduate

500-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 535: Survey of Applied Econometrics (3 Credits)

Applied introduction to estimating economic relationships. Includes simple equation and simultaneous equation system estimation. Notes: Students who take ECON 535 may not take ECON 637 for credit. 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 OM 210 or STAT 250 and 350, and 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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

600-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 612: Microeconomic Theory II (3 Credits)

Nature of the firm; theory of supply; and production functions, factor pricing, and supplies. Introduces microeconomic foundations of theories of public finance and public choice. 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: ECON 611.
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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — David Eil — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — Founder's Hall 120

ECON 615: Macroeconomic Theory (3 Credits)

Survey course covering monetary theory, theories of consumption and saving, budget deficits, economic growth, international finance, and monetary and fiscal policies. 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

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ECON 637: Econometrics I (3 Credits)

Techniques of estimating relationships between economic variables. Introduces multiple regression and problems associated with single equation model-autocorrelation, multicollinearity, and heteroscedasticity. 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: Acceptance to PhD program in economics, 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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T — Enterprise Hall 275

ECON 676: Comparative Economic Systems (3 Credits)

Capitalism, socialism, and corporatism historical perspective. Includes examination of economies of representative contemporary countries. May not be repeated for credit.
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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Peter J Boettke — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M — Robinson A205

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

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

800-Level Courses in ECON

ECON 812: Microeconomic Theory II (3 Credits)

Examines nature of firm; theory of supply; and production functions, factor pricing, and supplies. Introduces microeconomic foundations of theories of public finance and public choice. 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: ECON 811.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

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

ECON 816: Macroeconomic Theory II (3 Credits)

Aggregate economic activity and price levels with emphasis on dynamic models. 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: ECON 715 and 811 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Lawrence H White — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Enterprise Hall 274

ECON 820: History of Economic Thought (3 Credits)

Explores major figures in history of economic thought and tools of analysis they created. Emphasizes classical, neoclassical, and Keynesian theories. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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ECON 827: Economic Philosophy (3 Credits)

Analyzes philosophical organization, including interrelations between economics and legal and political institutions; philosophical presuppositions of capitalist economy under constitutional democracy; alternative presuppositions for non-capitalist economies; and critical evaluation of history of ideas in social and moral philosophy. 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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Daniel B Klein — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM F — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D180

ECON 828: Constitutional Economics (3 Credits)

Analyzes existing and proposed elements of economic constitution. Emphasizes fiscal, monetary, transfer, and regulatory powers of government and constitutional limits on such powers, especially in the United States. Includes analysis of proposed changes in limits. 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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — Peter J Boettke — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM T — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D180

ECON 840: Law and Economics I (3 Credits)

Uses economics to analyze U.S. Common-law system, evaluating efficiency and logic of evolution. Notes: No prior knowledge of law required. 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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Robin D Hanson — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM R — Carow Hall 01

ECON 845: Smithian Political Economy II (3 Credits)

Explores the political economy of Adam Smith, with a focus on The Wealth of Nations, which is studied 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 level students.

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

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Donald J Boudreaux — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D180

ECON 846: Industrial Organization and Public Policy II (3 Credits)

Covers relationship of law, economics, and theories of social control of property rights. Includes theories of market structure and industrial performance. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 844, and ECON 535 or 637; or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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ECON 854: Public Choice II (3 Credits)

Applies public choice approach to study such topics as causes and consequences of governmental growth, behavior of public bureaucracies, and economic reasoning behind constitutional limitations on size and growth of government. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 852 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Bryan D Caplan — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — Carow Hall 01

ECON 856: Non-Market Decision Making (3 Credits)

Explores the economics of non-market decision making. Considers the application of rational choice theory to decision making by a variety of persons who are neither traditional buyers nor sellers in a variety of contexts that are not traditional markets. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 852 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Peter T. Leeson — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D180

ECON 871: International Monetary Economics (3 Credits)

Examines international adjustment mechanism, price and income effects, controls, and monetarist approach; development of international monetary system; demand for international reserves; capital movements; and role of International Monetary Fund. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 615 or 715 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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ECON 881: Theory of Market Process II (3 Credits)

Continuation of ECON 880. Explores the market-process approach to analyzing capital accumulation and growth; money and credit institutions; inflation and unemployment; and industrial fluctuations. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 880, or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Richard E Wagner — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T — Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D180

ECON 885: Experimental Economics (3 Credits)

Designed for graduate students to learn how experimental methods can be used to inform economic research and practice. Students expected to have working understanding of basic economic concepts and multivariate calculus. 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

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Kevin A McCabe — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W — Robinson A249

ECON 886: Experimental Economics II (3 Credits)

Research in experimental design. Topics represent basic tools to build, test, and implement exchange mechanisms in an applied setting. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 885 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 003 — Cesar A Martinelli — 04:30 PM to 07:10 PM R — Founder's Hall 465

ECON 895: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

Topics vary according to interests of instructor. Emphasizes new areas of discipline. Equivalent to GGS 525.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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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

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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

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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

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1 Section 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

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4 Sections Currently Scheduled »