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Course Listing for ECONOMICS - Spring 2020 (ALL: 01/21/2020 - 05/08/2020)
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1095 ECON-101-01 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Ramirez, Miguel MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM SH - N130 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  NOTE: A grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken, a grade of B or better is required). Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers.
2549 ECON-101-02 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Helming, Troy MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM LSC - 133 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  NOTE: A grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken, a grade of B or better is required). Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers.
1097 ECON-101-03 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Clark, Carol TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM MC - 303 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  NOTE: A grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken, a grade of B or better is required). Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers.
2540 ECON-101-04 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Clark, Carol TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM MC - 303 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  NOTE: A grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken, a grade of B or better is required). Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers.
1250 ECON-101-05 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Zelada-Aprili, Raul TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM MC - 307 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  NOTE: A grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken, a grade of B or better is required). Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers.
2262 ECON-101-06 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Helming, Troy MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM LSC - 133 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  NOTE: A grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken, a grade of B or better is required). Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers.
2541 ECON-101-07 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Tomolonis, Paul TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM MC - 225 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  NOTE: A grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken, a grade of B or better is required). Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers.
2717 ECON-101-08 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Ramirez, Miguel WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM LSC - 132 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers.
1527 ECON-103-01 Fundamentals of Accounting 1.00 LEC Tomolonis, Paul TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM MC - 225 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N
  Senior economics and coordinate majors have first choice for enrollment, then junior economics and coordinate majors, then sophomores. Senior and junior non-majors need permission of instructor.
  A review of accounting concepts and procedures, with particular emphasis on the reasoning behind methods of measuring and recording such items as depreciation and revenues. The implications of accounting theory and practice for the measurement of income and financial positions are investigated.
1570 ECON-202-01 Cont Macroeconomic Issues 1.00 LEC Zelada-Aprili, Raul TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MECC - 232 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 39 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  Is all well with modern macroeconomics? Recent events have raised many questions for macroeconomists about the way the economy works and the design of macroeconomic policy. This course examines a variety of contemporary macroeconomic issues from competing theoretical perspectives. Topics include: spending versus thrift and macroeconomic performance; the role of fiscal policy in a recession; the short and long term consequences of bailouts; and the role of money and finance in the economy.
2383 ECON-210-01 Contemporary Micro Issues 1.00 LEC Xhurxhi, Irena MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM MECC - 246 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 39 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  This course will study the contemporary micro issues using the tools of micro economic analysis. The course will examine important economic and social policy issues in the U.S., the role of government in designing economic policy and its impact on individuals. Topics include: investment in human capital; education, earnings and the job market discrimination; income inequality, poverty and social security; health and risky behaviors, heath care provision and the impact of insurance; environment and the problem of pollution.
2267 ECON-214-01 Bus & Entrepreneur Hist 1.00 LEC Gunderson, Gerald MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM SH - N130 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 39 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  The evolution of business structures and practices, primarily in the American experience. Changes in such aspects of management, finance, marketing, and information are considered. Special attention is given to the role of entrepreneurs and conditions which may have influenced their creative efforts. Both an analytical approach and case studies are employed.
2263 ECON-217-01 Econ of Health & Health Care 1.00 LEC Ruiz Sanchez, Gerardo MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM SH - S201 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 39 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with PBPL
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  Analysis of the structure of health care markets using economic principles Evaluation of current health care policies and their effects on cost, access and quality. Topics covered include the production of and demand for health and medical care; information asymmetries between patients, doctors, and payers; health insurance coverage; the effects of managed care (including HMOs) on competition, efficiency, and quality; training and practice of physicians; hospitals; prescription drug pricing; government regulations; Medicare and Medicaid; health care reform.
1435 ECON-218-01 Intro to Stats for Econ 1.00 LEC Xhurxhi, Irena MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM MC - 102 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 35 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 or permission of instructor.
  This course is designed to familiarize students with common statistical methods used in economics. Topics will include the presentation of data, descriptive statistics, probability theory, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing. This course may be used as a substitute for Mathematics 207 Statistical Data Analysis. Students may not earn Economics major credit for both Mathematics 207 and Economics 218 (formerly Economics 109). This course and Mathematics 207 serve as equivalent prerequisites for Economics 318L Basic Econometrics.
2519 ECON-224-01 Macroeconomics and Inequalilty 1.00 LEC Shikaki, Ibrahim TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM MECC - 270  
  Enrollment limited to 39 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  US economic inequality is at record levels and is substantially greater than inequality in most other industrialized nations. This course develops key aspects of the inequality debate: how economic inequality is defined, what causes inequality, and the important relationships between inequality and the state of macroeconomy. Works by Pikertty, Saez, and Zucman, Atkinson, and Milanovic will be covered.
2268 ECON-243-01 Fin Markets Institutions 1.00 LEC Hoag, Christopher TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM MECC - 246 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 39 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  The purpose of the course is to provide a basic understanding of the role of financial institutions (intermediaries) and financial markets in facilitating the flow of funds between those who supply funds and those who demand funds. Topics include the role of banks, other financial institutions, and financial markets in this process. Special attention is also given to the European Monetary Union and other aspects of the international financial system.
2269 ECON-301-01 Microeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Grossberg, Adam MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM SH - N217 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: B- or better in Economics 101, and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 301 and either Economics 101 or 302 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: If you are a rising junior or rising senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  A study of the determination of the prices of goods and productive factors in a market economy and the role of prices in the allocation of resources. Required of all majors in economics.
2270 ECON-301-02 Microeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Grossberg, Adam MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM SH - N217 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: B- or better in Economics 101, and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 301 and either Economics 101 or 302 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: If you are a rising junior or rising senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  A study of the determination of the prices of goods and productive factors in a market economy and the role of prices in the allocation of resources. Required of all majors in economics.
2794 ECON-301-03 Microeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Schneider, Arthur MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM SH - N130 Y SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: B- or better in Economics 101, and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 301 and either Economics 101 or 302 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: If you are a rising junior or rising senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  A study of the determination of the prices of goods and productive factors in a market economy and the role of prices in the allocation of resources. Required of all majors in economics.
1041 ECON-302-01 Macroeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Zannoni, Diane MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM MC - 213 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: B- or better in Economics 101, and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 302 and either Economics 101 or 301 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: If you are a rising junior or rising senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  An analysis of aggregate income, output, and employment, which includes the following topics: national economic accounts; theories of consumption; investment and money; Keynesian and Classical models; the monetary-fiscal debate; inflation, unemployment and growth. Required of all majors in economics.
1042 ECON-302-02 Macroeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Zannoni, Diane MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM MC - 213 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: B- or better in Economics 101, and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 302 and either Economics 101 or 301 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: If you are a rising junior or rising senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  An analysis of aggregate income, output, and employment, which includes the following topics: national economic accounts; theories of consumption; investment and money; Keynesian and Classical models; the monetary-fiscal debate; inflation, unemployment and growth. Required of all majors in economics.
1526 ECON-302-03 Macroeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Comert, Hasan TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM LSC - 132 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: B- or better in Economics 101, and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 302 and either Economics 101 or 301 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: If you are a rising junior or rising senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  An analysis of aggregate income, output, and employment, which includes the following topics: national economic accounts; theories of consumption; investment and money; Keynesian and Classical models; the monetary-fiscal debate; inflation, unemployment and growth. Required of all majors in economics.
2776 ECON-302-04 Macroeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Cancelled Y SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: B- or better in Economics 101, and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 302 and either Economics 101 or 301 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: If you are a rising junior or rising senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  An analysis of aggregate income, output, and employment, which includes the following topics: national economic accounts; theories of consumption; investment and money; Keynesian and Classical models; the monetary-fiscal debate; inflation, unemployment and growth. Required of all majors in economics.
2264 ECON-306-01 Public Finance 1.00 LEC Helming, Troy MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM LSC - 133 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301.
  An examination of the role of tax and public expenditure policies as they influence the allocation and distribution of resources, and on the role of market imperfections as rationales for government policies. Emphasis is on the effects of taxation and public spending on consumer and producer choices.
1457 ECON-307-01 Health Economics 1.00 LEC Ruiz Sanchez, Gerardo MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM MC - 213 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301.
  This course will study the characteristics of the U.S. health care system and the functioning of the health care market using the tools of microeconomic theory. The aim of the course will be to discuss specific topics in the economics of health, including: the analysis of the causes of health-related behaviors such as obesity and substance abuse; the characteristics of the health care industry and how it is affected by insurance and medical technology; and the impact of government policies on health related behaviors and the provision of medical care. The role of preventive measures and the efficient use of limited healthcare resources will be examined in light of the recent health care reform and in light of their broader implications for public policy.
2542 ECON-308-01 Industrial Organization 1.00 LEC Schneider, Arthur TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM SH - N130 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301. (Calculus is recommended, but not required)
  The course is divided into two parts. The first part consists of an examination of the structure of American industry including a critical analysis of the empirical evidence underlying the extent of competition, oligopoly, and monopoly within the United States. Comparisons are made with other industrialized nations and a number of specific industries are examined in detail. The second part of the course consists of an examination of public policy toward monopoly with specific emphasis on regulation and antitrust policies.
2273 ECON-309-01 Corporate Finance 1.00 LEC Hoag, Christopher TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM SH - N130 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in either Economics 301 or Economics 302. Economics 218 or Mathematics 207 are strongly recommended and Economics 103 is recommended.
  Valuation, the development of the modern theory of finance; efficient market hypothesis; portfolio theory; capital budgeting; cost of capital; corporate securities; the securities markets; and other selected topics in finance.
2274 ECON-312-01 Mathematical Economics 1.00 LEC Xhurxhi, Irena MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM MC - 307 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302, and a C- or better in Mathematics 126 or Mathematics 131.
  This course is designed to introduce students to the application of mathematical concepts and techniques to economic problems and economic theory.
1319 ECON-316-01 International Finance 1.00 LEC Ramirez, Miguel MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM SH - N130 GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with INTS
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 302.
  This course examines the major theoretical and policy issues faced by business firms, the government, and individual investors in their international financial transactions. Topics include the following: basic theories of the balance of payments, exchange rates, and the balance of trade; interest rates and interest parity; alternative exchange rate systems; and recent developments in the international money markets.
2588 ECON-317-01 Development Economics 1.00 LEC Zelada-Aprili, Raul MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM MC - 303 GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with GLBLSTDS, LATINAMER
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 302 and a C- or better in one 200-level Economics course or other Social Science course that deals with developing nations. Economics 301 is strongly recommended.
  Various hypotheses on the persistence of underdevelopment observed in most developing economies will be examined. Then the successes of some developing economies in their modernization will be discussed. Attention will also be given to such important issues as industrialization, demographic change and urbanization, growth in income and its distribution, international trade and finance, development strategies, the government role in promoting development, and the impact of foreign aid.
1409 ECON-318-01 Basic Econometrics with Lab 1.25 LEC Stater, Mark TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM LIB - 03 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 and a C- or better in Economics 218 or Mathematics 207 or Mathematics 306.
  NOTE: Students must enroll in both the lecture and lab.
  The formulation and estimation of models; topics include a review of basic concepts and results of statistical inference, single equation regression model, functional forms, problems of estimation, and simultaneous equation models. Students must also enroll in the required lab for this course.
1424 ECON-318-20 Basic Econometrics with Lab 1.25 LAB Stater, Mark W: 1:15PM-3:55PM LIB - 03 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 and a C- or better in Economics 218 or Mathematics 207 or Mathematics 306.
  NOTE: Students must enroll in both the lecture and lab.
  The formulation and estimation of models; topics include a review of basic concepts and results of statistical inference, single equation regression model, functional forms, problems of estimation, and simultaneous equation models. Students must also enroll in the required lab for this course.
2543 ECON-323-01 Theories of Econ Growth 1.00 LEC Cancelled SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302.
  This course is concerned with the long-run economic growth of modern economies. Topics includes the measurement of real living standards, the Solow model of capital accumulation, models of technological change and innovation, the role of trade in fostering growth, the effect of population growth on economic growth, the influence of economic growth on natural resources, and questions about why some countries are affluent while others remain poor.
2544 ECON-327-01 Game Theory 1.00 LEC Schneider, Arthur TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM SH - N130 SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301.
  Game theory is the study of strategic interaction, built on realistic assumptions about people’s capacity for strategic thinking. The course will begin with an overview of standard game theory; for this reason, no prior knowledge of game theory is necessary. Motivated by field and experimental evidence, students will study alternatives to Nash equilibrium, including cognitive hierarchy models, quantal response equilibrium, and cursed equilibrium. We will also explore the role of social preferences in explaining behavior in strategic environments. Additionally, we will apply psychological biases that are found in individual decision-making, such as framing effects and overconfidence, to strategic situations. We will use these ideas in a variety of economic applications, including auctions and school choice.
2277 ECON-328-01 Appld Econometrics:Micro-econo 1.00 LEC Grossberg, Adam WF: 10:00AM-11:15AM LIB - 03  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 318.
  Application and extensions of basic econometric tools. Topics include analysis of panel data, maximum likelihood estimation, analysis of discrete and limited response data, analysis of count data, sample selection, and duration of models.
2561 ECON-337-01 The Economics of Brexit 1.00 LEC Cancelled SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 302.
  This course will consider the economic aspects of Britain's exit from the European Union. Topics will include the state of the economy leading to the Brexit vote, strategic brinksmanship of the Brexit negotiations and parliamentary approval, and scenario analyses regarding potential shocks to specific industries. There will also be discussion on Britain's historical role in the European economy. Readings will include official government analyses, third party commentary, and economic theory.
2584 ECON-338-01 Macro Adjustment-Latin America 1.00 LEC Cancelled GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 302.
  Beginning in the 1980s, the major countries of Latin America abandoned the inward oriented, state led development model that had been in place for the better part of four decades. In its place was substituted an outward oriented model heavily reliant on market forces. This process of market led growth and development has been implemented to the greatest extent in five major countries of Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru. This course focuses on the relative successes and failures of macroeconomic adjustment and reform policies in these major economies of the region; it also examines what important lessons these policies provide for other countries that are in the process of adopting and implementing similar market and outward oriented reforms.
1198 ECON-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 or Economics 302, as appropriate.
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1271 ECON-401-01 Ind Study in Quantitative Apps 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 312 or Economics 318
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
2195 ECON-403-01 Senior Thesis Seminar Part II 0.50 SEM Ahmed, Rasha TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: N
  This seminar will address the research and thesis writing process and will include workshops on writing, data and library resources. In addition, students will be asked to present preliminary work for discussion to seminar participants, and to participate in three sets of presentations to the Department during the academic year.
2187 ECON-431-22 Fiscal Policy in the U.S. 1.00 SEM Zannoni, Diane MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM WM - 310B Y  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  This seminar will examine the fiscal policy decisions, and the theories that guided those decisions, during two periods in United States' history. The first encompasses the American Revolution through the Civil War (1775 -1860s). The second begins with the fiscal policy controversies surrounding the New Deal through to the present day. Topics include debates over the funding of infrastructure, the creation of institutions (such as the first banks and social security), deficits and debts, and the financing of wars.
2278 ECON-431-33 Central Bnk & Fin Innovations 1.00 SEM Comert, Hasan TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM WM - 310B Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  This seminar provides a critical analysis of the rationale, behavior, and effectiveness of central banking and alternative monetary institutions. It will emphasize the Federal Reserve System and alternative monetary arrangements from historical and analytical standpoints, treating in detail the formulation and execution of monetary policy in the context of both domestic and international constraints. Attention also is given to the European Monetary Union and current issues in international monetary relations.
2099 ECON-431-51 Experimental Economics 1.00 SEM Schneider, Arthur MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM SH - S205 Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  This seminar will introduce students to applications of experiments in economic research, focusing on many well-developed areas of laboratory-tested experiments as well as experimental methodology. We will review, discuss, and analyze some of the most influential papers written in the field of Experimental Economics and conduct classroom experiments. We will examine the motivation behind experiments, their usefulness and their limitations. This course will include topics such as experiments involving individual decision making, game theory, bargaining, trust and public choice. Finally, students will be required to develop and conduct their own experiment-based research projects.
1574 ECON-431-59 Drug Policy 1.00 SEM Stater, Mark F: 1:15PM-3:55PM WM - 310B Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  This course will examine U.S. policy toward narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines. The topics we study will include: current drug policies in the U.S., economic theories and empirical evidence on the determinants of drug use and how drug use affects education, labor market outcomes, and society. We will consider how the enforcement of drug prohibitions affects consumer demand and drug prices, and how it contributes to drug-related violence, property crime, and mass incarceration. We will also consider the costs and benefits of alternative policy reforms such as decriminalization, sentence reduction and modification, and legalization.
2562 ECON-431-64 Economics of Sports 1.00 SEM Helming, Troy MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM WM - 310B Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  This seminar uses both theoretical and empirical economic analysis to examine numerous issues from the world of sports. We will utilize a wide range of economic modeling techniques to study a variety of academic papers that research how rational decision makers respond to economic incentives in various sporting contexts. Topics of study include: organizational structure of sports leagues; uncertainty of outcome hypothesis and competitive balance; pricing of naming and broadcasting rights; antitrust in sports leagues; stadium financing; the economic impact of sporting events; the sports labor market; and elements of sports contracts.
1199 ECON-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment. Cannot be used for major credit.
2968 ECON-490-01 Research Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 10 Waitlist available: N
  This course is designed to provide economics students with the opportunity to undertake substantial (collaborative) economics and/or econometrics work with a full-time economics faculty member. Students need to complete a special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office and have it signed by the supervising instructor. With permission, students may apply up to one credit toward major requirements.
1200 ECON-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302.
  NOTE: This course fulfills part two of the writing intensive (WI) requirement for the Economics major.
  Written report and formal presentation of a research project. Open to all senior majors and required of all students who wish to earn honors in Economics. A student who intends to write a thesis must locate a thesis adviser, and must submit a preliminary proposal to the thesis adviser by the last day of classes in the spring semester of the junior year. A final proposal must be submitted to the thesis adviser by final registration in the fall semester of the senior year. Submission date of the thesis is the third Thursday following Spring Recess. Seniors who undertake Economics 498-99 will be excused from Economics 431, Studies in Social Policies and Economic Research. In addition to the final proposal, submission of the special registration form available in the Registrar's Office and the approval of the instructor is required for each semester of this year-long thesis. (2 course credits are considered pending in the first semester; 2 course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)
2070 MATH-131-01 Calculus I 1.25 LEC Martin, Daniel MWF: 8:30AM-9:45AM MC - 106 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with ECON
  Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Examination, or C- or better in Mathematics 127.
  The real number system, functions and graphs, continuity, derivatives and their applications, antiderivatives, definite integrals, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Mathematics, natural science, and computer science majors should begin the Mathematics 131, 132 sequence as soon as possible. Not open to students who have received credit by successful performance on the Advanced Placement Examination of the CEEB (see Catalogue section “Advanced Placement for First-Year Students”). At the discretion of the Mathematics Department, section enrollments may be balanced.
2249 MATH-131-02 Calculus I 1.25 LEC Russo, Paula MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM
T: 10:50AM-12:05PM
MC - 307
MECC - 172
NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with ECON
  Prerequisite: A satisfactory score on the Mathematics Placement Examination, or C- or better in Mathematics 127.
  The real number system, functions and graphs, continuity, derivatives and their applications, antiderivatives, definite integrals, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Mathematics, natural science, and computer science majors should begin the Mathematics 131, 132 sequence as soon as possible. Not open to students who have received credit by successful performance on the Advanced Placement Examination of the CEEB (see Catalogue section “Advanced Placement for First-Year Students”). At the discretion of the Mathematics Department, section enrollments may be balanced.
1625 MATH-207-01 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Kreinbihl, James MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM MECC - 232 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with ECON
  Prerequisite: A suitable score on the Mathematics Placement Examination or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107 or 127.
  An introductory course in statistics emphasizing modern techniques of data analysis: exploratory data analysis and graphical methods; random variables, statistical distributions, and linear models; classical, robust, and nonparametric methods for estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance and introduction to modern multivariate methods. Those who successfully complete Math 107 may take Math 207 for credit due to its increased depth of coverage and breadth of topics. At the discretion of the Mathematics Department, section enrollments may be balanced.
2227 MATH-207-02 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Kreinbihl, James MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM MECC - 232 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with ECON
  Prerequisite: A suitable score on the Mathematics Placement Examination or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107 or 127.
  An introductory course in statistics emphasizing modern techniques of data analysis: exploratory data analysis and graphical methods; random variables, statistical distributions, and linear models; classical, robust, and nonparametric methods for estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance and introduction to modern multivariate methods. Those who successfully complete Math 107 may take Math 207 for credit due to its increased depth of coverage and breadth of topics. At the discretion of the Mathematics Department, section enrollments may be balanced.
2226 MATH-207-03 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Kuenzel, Kirsti TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM SH - N217 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: Y
  Also cross-referenced with ECON
  Prerequisite: A suitable score on the Mathematics Placement Examination or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107 or 127.
  An introductory course in statistics emphasizing modern techniques of data analysis: exploratory data analysis and graphical methods; random variables, statistical distributions, and linear models; classical, robust, and nonparametric methods for estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance and introduction to modern multivariate methods. Those who successfully complete Math 107 may take Math 207 for credit due to its increased depth of coverage and breadth of topics. At the discretion of the Mathematics Department, section enrollments may be balanced.
2774 MATH-207-04 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Kreinbihl, James MWF: 8:00AM-8:50AM MECC - 260 NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with ECON
  Prerequisite: A suitable score on the Mathematics Placement Examination or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107 or 127.
  An introductory course in statistics emphasizing modern techniques of data analysis: exploratory data analysis and graphical methods; random variables, statistical distributions, and linear models; classical, robust, and nonparametric methods for estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance and introduction to modern multivariate methods. Those who successfully complete Math 107 may take Math 207 for credit due to its increased depth of coverage and breadth of topics. At the discretion of the Mathematics Department, section enrollments may be balanced.