Minor in Economic Systems Design

The design of processes that efficiently allocate resources and foster exchange are crucial in society, organizations, personal interactions, and individual decision-making. Economic systems design is the scientific study of the design, development, testing, and understanding of economic institutions. Economic systems design explores problems in the design of allocation systems and provides a method to develop and test the properties of such systems. A minor in economic systems design prepares students to undertake the scientific process of understanding and developing systems of exchange and their incentives. The skills offered through this minor can be of use to e-commerce designers, policy analysts, systems designers, engineers, and computer scientists.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

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Core Courses

ECON 440 Economic Systems Design: Principles and Experiments 3
ECON 441 Economic Systems Design: Case Studies and Analysis 3
ECON 442 Economic Systems Design: Implementation 3
Total Credits 9


Students can choose from the courses below or others chosen in consultation with the director of the minor.

Select 6 credits from the following: 6
MIS 491
Seminar in Management Information Systems
MATH 441
Deterministic Operations Research
SYST 420
Network Analysis
SYST 470
Human Factors Engineering
CS 480
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
CS 483
Analysis of Algorithms
Environmental Economics
Law and Economics
Total Credits 6