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Check the course schedules/descriptions available via the Registrar's Office for the official schedules for the widest range of terms for which such information is available.


Below you will find a list of all graduate courses that have been offered.
NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

ECO 471 MODERN VALUE THEORY I

The foundation of modern microeconomic analysis, including consideration of consumer behavior, the theory of the firm, equilibrium under alternative market structures, and welfare implications.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 472 MODERN VALUE THEORY

Introduction to non-cooperative game theory, asymmetric information models, and social choice theory

Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 475 MACROECONOMICS

Reviews the main empirical regularities that characterize economic growth and business fluctuations in market economies. Discusses various theoretical models of the business cycle, as well as the macroeconomic impact of fiscal and monetary policy.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 476 MACROECONOMICS II

This course continues on with the theme developed in 475: understanding modern macroeconomics based on dynamic optimization in a general equilibrium environment. The emphasis is placed on understanding business cycles, economic growth, fiscal and monetary policies.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 481 INTRODUCTION TO MATH ECONOMICS

This course covers the use of optimization theory in economic analysis. The topics covered include finite-dimensional optimization (unconstrained optimization, Lagrange's Theorem, the Kuhn-Tucker Theorem), the role of convexity in optimization, parametric continuity of solutions to optimization problems, and finite- and infinite-horizon dynamic programming.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 482 MATH ECONOMICS

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 483 INTRODUCTION TO MATH STATISTICS

Elements of probability theory and statistics, as employed in the econometrics sequence ECO. Two credit hour class.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 484 INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS AND ECONOMETRICS

Elements of probability theory and statistics as employed in econometrics. Estimation and inference in the standard linear model.

Prerequisites: ECO 483 or permission of department.
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 485 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS

(Same as APS 515) Extensions of the general linear model to handle serial correlation, heteroskedasticity, simultaneity. Maximum likelihood estimation and testing. Diagnostic checking of estimated models. Problems in the analysis of individual unit data-qualitative dependent variables and sample self-selectivity.

Prerequisites: ECO 484
Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 491 MASTER'S READINGS IN ECON

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 492 MATH ECONOMICS

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Last Offered: Spring 2013

ECO 493 MASTER'S ESSAY

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 495 MASTER'S RESEARCH IN ECON

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 501 SEMINAR LABOR ECONOMICS

Selected topics in labor economics are discussed. The topics vary from year to year. In recent years, topics have included human capital, models of wage growth , inequality, and labor policy.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 502 TOPIC IN LABOR ECONOMICS

Selected topics in labor economics are discussed. The topics vary from year to year. In recent years, topics have included human capital models of wage growth, wage inequality, and labor policy.

Last Offered: Spring 2013

ECO 503 TOPICS IN LABOR ECONOMICS

The course is a mix between methods and topics. The first half of the course focuses on estimating dynamic discrete choice (DDC) models, a common tool used in structural labor, education, and industrial organization. The second half of the course then examines topics related to the development of human capital, often through the lens of DDC models. The topics typically include human capital related issues in K-12 education, higher education, early childhood investments, and understanding the returns to human capital in the labor market.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 505 RES IN APPLIED ECONOMETRICS

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 507 ECONOMIC THEORY WORKSHOP

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 508 ECONOMIC THEORY WORKSHOP

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 509 INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Theory of specialization according to comparative advantage. Effects of tariffs on the gains from trade and the distribution of income. Standard and new trade theories.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 510 International Economics

Topics in exchange rates, the balance of payments, asset-pricing and international capital flows, macroeconomics of open economies, and monetary systems.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 511 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 512 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 514 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL FIN

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Last Offered: Fall 2010

ECO 519 TOPICS IN MICROECONOMETRICS

Course content varies from year to year. Panel data, cross-section time series, qualitative dependent variables and duration analysis are possible topics discussed.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 520 TOPICS IN MACROECONOMETRICS

The course is an introduction to the econometric analysis of time series. ARMA models and nonlinear models for conditional mean dynamics, models for volatility, spectral analysis, linear regression, VAR, unit root processes and co-integration are possible topics discussed.

Prerequisites: ECO 517 or permission of instructor
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 521 ADVANCED ECONOMIC THEORY

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 522 TOPICS IN DECISION THEORY

This course studies choice theory with particular emphasis on choice under risk, the distinction between risk and uncertainty, and behavior in dynamic settings. The approach is largely formal and axiomatic, though applications are also considered.

Last Offered: Fall 2013

ECO 523 CONT TOPICS IN ECONOMETRICS

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 524 TOPICS IN GAME THEORY

Cooperative games: axiomatic bargaining theory, games in coalitional function form, Core, Shapley value. Noncooperative games: Nash equilibria, dominance equilibria, Bayesian equilibria. Application to economics.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 525 ECONOMIC MECHANISM

Existence and construction of mechanisms with desirable properties, elicitation schemes, implementation of social choice, planning procedures, matching procedures, fair mechanisms, manipulation of mechanisms.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 526 SEMINAR IN GAME THEORY

Topics in dynamic games

Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 529 MACRO-LABOR

This course covers topics of current research interest in macroeconomics and labor market dynamics.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 530 ADV TOP IN MONETARY&FIN ECO

Graduate seminar covering recent research in monetary and financial economics.

Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 531 MACROECONOMIC WORKSHOP

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 532 MONETARY WORKSHOP

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 534 TOPICS IN MACROECONOMICS

This is a doctoral level course in macroeconomics. Topics covered in the course are aggregate implications of financial imperfections. We will review recent papers on the implications of financial imperfections on business cycles, asset prices, government policies, firms and open economy issues.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 535 QUANTITATIVE MACROEONOMICS

The focus of this course is on studying macroeconomic models with many types of households and firms. Models of capital, labor, financial, and marriage markets are presented. Issues such as adoption of new technologies, the determination of asset prices, marriage and divorce, and unemployment are studied. The development of the mathematical and computational skills required to do state-of-the-research in macroeconomics is stressed.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 536 APPLIED MACROECONOMICS

The course considers theories of aggregate fluctuations and unemployment in light of a broad set of empirical regularities.

Last Offered: Fall 2015

ECO 547 ECONOMETRICS WORKSHOP

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 548 ECONOMETRICS WORKSHOP

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 551 APPLIED ECONOMICS WORKSHOP

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 552 APPLIED Economics WORKSHOP

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 571 READINGS IN MACROECONOMICS

Faculty and Students will go through a series of recent working papers in macroeconomics with emphasis on quantitative and empirical topics.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 575 POLITICAL ECONOMY I

This course will focus on several foundational topics in theoretical political economy. Within the paradigm of social choice theory, we cover Arrow's impossibility theorem, the limitations of rational collective decisionmaking, and the consequences for political stability vs. instability. We then take the perspective of noncooperative game theory and cover (among other things) the theory of implementation, strategic voting and the design of nonmanipulable voting rules, and the power of agenda setters.

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 582 POLITICAL ECONOMY II

The course develops and uses theoretical models with economic and political elements. A range of issues are studied with specific applications varying from year to year.

Last Offered: Spring 2015

ECO 584 SEM IN INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATN

Modern theory of industrial structure and conduct is covered along with empirical studies of its validity. Topics include analysis of pricing, product differentiation, entry and merger. Consequences of concentration and collusion for efficiency and technical progress are examined as well as appropriate policy responses.

Last Offered: Spring 2010

ECO 591 PHD READINGS IN ECONOMICS

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 594 RESEARCH INTERNSHIP

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 595 PHD RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 595A PHD RESEARCH IN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 890 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE - MA

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Last Offered: Summer 2012

ECO 895 CONT OF MASTER'S ENROLLMENT

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 897 MASTER'S DISSERTATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 899 MASTER'S DISSERTATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 985 LEAVE OF ABSENCE

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 986V FULL TIME VISITING STUDENT

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 990 SUMMER IN RESIDENCE

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Last Offered: Summer 2016

ECO 995 CONT OF DOCTORAL ENROLLMENT

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 997 DOCTORIAL DISSERTATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 997A DOCT DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 999A DOCT DISSERTATN IN ABSENTIA

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 999B PHD IN-ABSENTIA ABROAD

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Last Offered: Fall 2017