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Undergraduate Program

Courses

News and Update:

Professor Kochov will be teaching Behavioral Economics in Fall 2016 (not the Spring).

In January 2016 Professor Narayana Kocherlakota, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, joined our Department.  Professor Kocherlakota will be teaching Eco 211, Money Credit and Banking, beginning Spring 2017.

Professor Engerman, after over 50 years at the University of Rochester will be retiring, although he will continue to team teach Eco 253 (Economics of Discrimination in the Fall). Consequently, Professor Rizzo will take over teaching Economics of Sports, to be offered in the Spring of 2017 (and likely Springs thereafter).

Courses currently being offered:

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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 undergraduate courses that have been offered.
NOTE: Not all of these courses are offered in any given year.

ECO 108 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

The fundamentals of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, with applications; preparation for subsequent economics courses.

Prerequisites: ECO 108 is preparation for subsequent economics courses. Completion of (or concurrent enrollment in)a course in calculus is recommended. ECO 108 cannot be taken after taking ECO 207.
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 108W PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

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ECO 118 INTRO TO POLITICAL ECONOMY

Introduction to the history of thought and current debates in political economy. The course reviews great texts in the history of political economy (by Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and others), presents an introduction to the modern tools used in the field, and shows their applications in the context of democratic and nondemocratic politics.

ECO 191Q ECONOMIC WAY OF THINKING

Small seminar open only to first-year students. No prior knowledge of economics is required. Students use ideas from economics to explore questions about human behavior, the role of government, the difference between right and wrong, and the nature of justice.

ECO 207 INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS

The economics of consumer choice and the demand for goods; producer choice, including the supply of goods and the demand for labor and other inputs; the effects of competition and monopoly power on prices and production.

Prerequisites: ECO 108 or equivalent
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 207H INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS-HONORS

This course shows how the choices of consumers and firms interact through markets to determine all the factors related to economic well being. In comparison to other sections of ECO 207, this section develops these choices more formally and mathematically.

Prerequisites: Strong performance in ECO 108, completion of MTH 161, MTH 171, or completion of MTH 141 and 142
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 208 TOPICS IN MICROECONOMIC THEORY

This course is a sequel to ECO 207. It covers a variety of topics in microeconomics. The precise content varies, but usually included a more detailed look at the theory of the firm, analysis of simultaneous equilibrium in many markets, and allocation of resources over time and under uncertainty.

Prerequisites: ECO 207 and Calculus

ECO 208W TOPICS IN MICROECONOMIC THEORY

This course is a sequel to ECO 207. It covers a variety of topics in microeconomics. The precise content varies, but usually includes a more detailed look at alternative normative criteria, applied game theory, auction theory, the problem of social cost, and a little voting theory.

Prerequisites: ECO 207 and Calculus
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 209 INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS

Economic growth, fluctuations, and other topics concerning the aggregate economy

Prerequisites: ECO 207 required, Calculus very strongly recommended
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 209H INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS-HONORS

National income accounting concepts, their changes and fluctuations as explained by theories of income determination. In comparison to other sections of ECO 209, this section develops those concepts more formally and mathematically.

Prerequisites: ECO 207 and calculus
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 210 TOPICS IN MACROECONOMICS

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ECO 210W TOPICS IN MACROECONOMICS

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ECO 211 MONEY, CREDIT & BANKING

This course is about financial markets, banks, and monetary policy. We will study their institutions and empirics, and describe the theory of how they work and affect the overall economy. The theory will utilize models of pricing of financial assets, incentive problems, and aggregate supply/demand. We will pay considerable attention to ongoing current developments in financial markets, monetary policy, and the macro-economy.

Prerequisites: ECO 207 and ECO 209 (or permission of instructor)
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 211W MONEY, CREDIT & BANKING

This course is about financial markets, banks, and monetary policy. We will study their institutions and empirics, and describe the theory of how they work and affect the overall economy. The theory will utilize models of pricing of financial assets, incentive problems, and aggregate supply/demand. We will pay considerable attention to ongoing current developments in financial markets, monetary policy, and the macro-economy.

Prerequisites: ECO 207 and ECO 209 (or permission of instructor)
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 214 ECON THEORY OF ORGANIZATIONS

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 214W ECON THEORY OF ORGANIZATIONS

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 217 Contract Theory

This course examines how markets can engineer trades that maintain incentives in the face of transactions costs and information problems--problems of moral hazard and adverse selection. Emphasis will be placed on applications to insurance and employment markets, but with extensions to firm pricing, corporate finance, and public policies.

Prerequisites: ECO 207 and Calculus
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 217W Contract Theory

This course examines how markets can engineer trades that maintain incentives in the face of transactions costs and information problems--problems of moral hazard and adverse selection. Emphasis will be placed on applications to insurance and employment markets, but with extensions to firm pricing, corporate finance, and public policies.

Prerequisites: ECO 207 and Calculus
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 218W UNEQUALDEVSTATE POL BRAUSNIG

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 220 FAIR ALLOCATION

The course is an introduction to the mathematical modeling of problems of fairness in resource allocation. Among the types of problems we will seek to analyze are: - How should the Red Cross distribute supplies among refugees in a refugee camp. - How should housemates split the rent when the rooms in the house they share have different features that each housemate values differently. - How should students in a dance class be organized in male-female pairs when each male student has preferences over female partners and each female student has preferences over male partners? - When a firm goes bankrupt, how should it liquidation value be divided among its creditors?

Prerequisites: Calculus and ECO 108

ECO 220W FAIR ALLOCATION

The course is an introduction to the mathematical modeling of problems of fairness in resource allocation. Among the types of problems we will seek to analyze are: - How should the Red Cross distribute supplies among refugees in a refugee camp. - How should housemates split the rent when the rooms in the house they share have different features that each housemate values differently. - How should students in a dance class be organized in male-female pairs when each male student has preferences over female partners and each female student has preferences over male partners? - When a firm goes bankrupt, how should it liquidation value be divided among its creditors?

Prerequisites: Calculus and ECO 108
Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 223 LABOR MARKETS

Economics is used to understand the determination of wages, employment, workweeks; the acquisition of skills; unions, discrimination, and unemployment.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 223W LABOR MARKETS

Economics is used to understand the determination of wages, employment, workweeks; the acquisition of skills; unions, discrimination, and unemployment.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 224 SPORTS ECONOMICS

Should we expect American League batters to be beaned by more pitches than their National League counterparts? Are investments in sports stadiums good for economic development? How prevalent is discrimination in sports and can it be measured? Should college athletes be paid? Is there any justification for professional sports leagues’ exemption from anti-trust statutes? What do players’ unions do? What does and does not promote competitive balance in college football and the major sports? What can golf teach us about the Executive Pay crisis? Should gambling on sports be legal? Is there such a thing as the hot hand? Why do alcohol and sports(seem to)go together? Is the NFL on the decline? These and many other exciting questions related to sports, media and entertainment(though mostly sports)will be covered. Like its popular consideration as a metaphor for life, sports economics is a popular examination ground for more traditional theoretical economics in particular for topics in Labor Economics and Industry.

Prerequisites: ECO 108(require) ECO 207 (suggested)
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 224W SPORTS ECONOMICS

Should we expect American League batters to be beaned by more pitches than their National League counterparts? Are investments in sports stadiums good for economic development? How prevalent is discrimination in sports and can it be measured? Should college athletes be paid? Is there any justification for professional sports leagues’ exemption from anti-trust statutes? What do players’ unions do? What does and does not promote competitive balance in college football and the major sports? What can golf teach us about the Executive Pay crisis? Should gambling on sports be legal? Is there such a thing as the hot hand? Why do alcohol and sports(seem to)go together? Is the NFL on the decline? These and many other exciting questions related to sports, media and entertainment(though mostly sports)will be covered. Like its popular consideration as a metaphor for life, sports economics is a popular examination ground for more traditional theoretical economics in particular for topics in Labor Economics and Industry.

Prerequisites: ECO 108(require) ECO 207 (suggested)
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 226 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC

This course is concerned with the economic development of Europe from the Middle Ages to date. Primary attention is given to Western Europe, but the impact of economic changes elsewhere is also discussed.

Prerequisites: ECO 108

ECO 227 AMERICAN ECONOMIC GROWTH

American economic history from the colonial period to the 1980s including discussions of growth in the colonial economy, slavery in the American south, the rise of “big business," causes of the depression in the 1930s, and the economic conditions of the period after World War II.

Prerequisites: ECO 108; ECO 207 is useful but not required.

ECO 228 BIG BUSINESS IN BRAZIL

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ECO 228W BIG BUSINESS IN BRAZIL

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2017

ECO 230 ECONOMIC STATISTICS

This course is an introduction to the probability and statistical theory underlying the estimation of parameters and testing of hypotheses in economics. Linear correlation and simple regression analysis are also introduced. Students will use computers to analyze economic data.

Prerequisites: Have taken or is taking MTH 141 or equivalent
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 231 ECONOMETRICS

The course is an introduction to the application of econometric methods. It covers the basic tools of estimation, inference and forecast of cross-section, time-series and panel data models.

Prerequisites: Eco 230, Math 203, or Stat 213

ECO 231W ECONOMETRICS

The course is an introduction to the application of econometric methods. It covers the basic tools of estimation and inference of cross-section models.

Prerequisites: Eco 230, Math 203, or Stat 213
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 232 ECONOMETRICS OF FINANCIAL MARKETS

Many results in the theory of finance rely on the fact that the time series representing financial data follows certain principles. In this course we analyze data in order to decide whether the standard models apply or not.

Prerequisites: FIN 205 and ECO 231

ECO 233W APPLIED ECONOMETRICS

The course is an introduction to the application of econometric methods. It covers the basic tools of estimation, inference and forecast of cross-section, time-series and panel data models. The course emphasizes the intuitive understanding and practical application of these basic tools of econometric analysis.

Prerequisites: ECO 231W
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 234 REGULATION OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

Analysis of the impact of government regulation in transportation, safety, and health on economic welfare and efficiency.

Prerequisites: ECO 207

ECO 236 HEALTH ECONOMICS

Analysis of factors that affect supply and demand in the market for medical care: risk, insurance, externalities, ethics, regulation.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 236W HEALTH ECONOMICS

Analysis of factors that affect supply and demand in the market for medical care: risk, insurance, externalities, ethics, regulation.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 237 ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION

This course applied theoretical and empirical methods of economics to the analysis of elementary and secondary education in the United States. Topics include, but will not be limited to: education investment decisions of individuals and society; measuring the returns to education; the production of human capital with a focus on the role of school inputs' and evaluating recent k-12 education reforms (high-stakes testing, school choice,school finance) and higher education reforms (financial aid, affirmative action). Students will learn about the practical challenges of education research and how to distinguish good empirical research from bad. Assignments will include both solving theoretical problems and critiquing current research.

Prerequisites: ECO 207, ECO 230, ECO 231W
Last Offered: Spring 2011

ECO 237W ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION

This course applied theoretical and empirical methods of economics to the analysis of elementary and secondary education in the United States. Topics include, but will not be limited to: education investment decisions of individuals and society; measuring the returns to education; the production of human capital with a focus on the role of school inputs' and evaluating recent k-12 education reforms (high-stakes testing, school choice,school finance) and higher education reforms (financial aid, affirmative action). Students will learn about the practical challenges of education research and how to distinguish good empirical research from bad. Assignments will include both solving theoretical problems and critiquing current research.

Prerequisites: ECO 207, ECO 230, ECO 231W
Last Offered: Spring 2011

ECO 238 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

The course will demonstrate that environmental problems are economic problems and examine the past, present and future visions of resource use, production and sustainability.

Prerequisites: ECO 108, ECO 207
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 238W ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

The course will demonstrate that environmental problems are economic problems and examine the past, present and future visions of resource use, production and sustainability.

Prerequisites: ECO 108, ECO 207
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 241 PRICING STRATEGY

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Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 241W PRICING STRATEGY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 251 INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION

This course examines the determinants of market structure and market performance. Questions discussed are pricing, product and quality choice, collusion, mergers, vertical restrictions, antitrust policy and related welfare analysis. Additional topics (depending on time) that are covered are networks, auctions, advertisement, and research and development. The course puts a special emphasis on studying strategic situations and using the tools of game theory. We use examples from US and international markets to illustrate the main theoretical ideas.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 251W INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION

This course examines the determinants of market structure and market performance. Questions discussed are pricing, product and quality choice, collusion, mergers, vertical restrictions, antitrust policy and related welfare analysis. Additional topics (depending on time) that are covered are networks, auctions, advertisement, and research and development. The course puts a special emphasis on studying strategic situations and using the tools of game theory. We use examples from US and international markets to illustrate the main theoretical ideas.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 252 ECONOMIES & SOCITIES OF LATIN AMERICA

Provides historical explanation for the general problem of material poverty and the sociopolitical crises that characterize contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. Same as AAS 252 and HIS 203.

Last Offered: Fall 2016

ECO 252W ECO & SOCITIES IN LATIN AMER

Provides historical explanation for the general problem of material poverty and the sociopolitical crises that characterize contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. Same as AAS 252 and HIS 203.

Last Offered: Fall 2011

ECO 253W Economics of Discrimination

Economic development of African Americans during the twentieth century, with an examination of the economics of discrimination. Same as HIS 253 and AAS 253.

Prerequisites: ECO 108
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 255 NIGERIA SINCE ISLAM REV 1804

This course is taught in the context of the world economic order, its evolution from the sixteenth century and the location of different parts of the world within it. The course focuses on the historical development of socioeconomic and political structures over time to explain why the giant of Africa has continued to slumber. Same as HIS 272 and AAS 260.

Last Offered: Spring 2016

ECO 256 GAME THEORY & SOCIAL CHOICE

Game Theory and Social Choice/Topics in Game Theory.

ECO 257 CORRUPTION GLOBAL ECONOMY

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 261 STATE & LOCAL PUBLIC FINANCES

Examination of local taxation, provision of services, and intergovernmental fiscal relations.

Prerequisites: ECO 207

ECO 263 PUBLIC FINANCE

This course is intended to be an introduction to the study of the role of government in the economy, with an emphasis on the microeconomic aspects of this role. Both the taxation and the expenditure sides of government activity will be studied. The first part of the course will be devoted to the theory of public finance in order to build a foundation for the remainder of the course, which involved the application of this theory to particular programs and institutions (policy analysis). Typical topic include: public goods, social security, income taxation, tax reform, fiscal federalism, ect.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 263W PUBLIC FINANCE

This course is intended to be an introduction to the study of the role of government in the economy, with an emphasis on the microeconomic aspects of this role. Both the taxation and the expenditure sides of government activity will be studied. The first part of the course will be devoted to the theory of public finance in order to build a foundation for the remainder of the course, which involved the application of this theory to particular programs and institutions (policy analysis). Typical topic include: public goods, social security, income taxation, tax reform, fiscal federalism, ect.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 264 URBAN ECONOMICS

Examines conditions of urban America with emphasis on issues that are of particular importance to policy makers.

Prerequisites: ECO 207

ECO 265 LAW & ECONOMICS

Economic analysis of property rights, contracts, torts and civil procedure, crimes and criminal procedure, government regulation and controls, and alternative legal rules and systems.

ECO 267 Multinationals and the Globalization of Production

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) - firms active in multiple countries - dominate modern economies. We will study how and why firms become MNEs, their aggregate impact, and the role of trade/tax policy.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 267W Multinationals and the Globalization of Production

Multinational enterprises (MNEs) - firms active in multiple countries - dominate modern economies. We will study how and why firms become MNEs, their aggregate impact, and the role of trade/tax policy.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 268 ECONOMICS OF GLOBALIZATION

This course studies the economics of world integration. We will explore the arguments for and against opening an economy to international trade in goods and financial capital. We will specifically focus on the implications of openness for welfare, growth, volatility, and inequality. The course will include economic theory as well as several applications. Applications include the growth miracles of East Asia, India’s recent transformation, emerging market crises of the 1900s, aid and development in Africa, and the impact of trade on wages in the United States.

Prerequisites: ECO 108
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 268W ECONOMICS OF GLOBALIZATION

This course studies the economics of world integration. We will explore the arguments for and against opening an economy to international trade in goods and financial capital. We will specifically focus on the implications of openness for welfare, growth, volatility, and inequality. The course will include economic theory as well as several applications. Applications include the growth miracles of East Asia, India’s recent transformation, emerging market crises of the 1900s, aid and development in Africa, and the impact of trade on wages in the United States.

Prerequisites: ECO 108
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 269 INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Trade patterns and comparative advantage; commercial policy and the distribution of gains from trade; balance of payments problems.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Fall 2015

ECO 269W INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Trade patterns and comparative advantage; commercial policy and the distribution of gains from trade; balance of payments problems.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Fall 2015

ECO 270 INTERNATIONAL Economics

This course introduces students to the most recent work in international trade: the behavior of individual firms in international markets. We will try to understand the determinants of exporting behavior for heterogenous firms, how individual decision shape aggregate trade patterns and how they react to trade policy differently. We will explore the impacts of globalization and government policy. We will also introduce students to the new empirical work on outsourcing, FDI and multinationals, exchange rate and national account.

Prerequisites: ECO 207 and ECO 209
Last Offered: Spring 2016

ECO 270W International Economics

This course introduces students to the most recent work in international trade: the behavior of individual firms in international markets. We will try to understand the determinants of exporting behavior for heterogenous firms, how individual decision shape aggregate trade patterns and how they react to trade policy differently. We will explore the impacts of globalization and government policy. We will also introduce students to the new empirical work on outsourcing, FDI and multinationals, exchange rate and national account.

Prerequisites: ECO 207 and ECO 209
Last Offered: Spring 2016

ECO 271 Behavioral Economics

Incorporates insights from psychology into the standard economic model of consumer choice; asks if institutions can be designed to help people make better decisions.

Prerequisites: ECO 207, 1 semester of calculus
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 271W Behavioral Economics

Incorporates insights from psychology into the standard economic model of consumer choice; asks if institutions can be designed to help people make better decisions.

Prerequisites: ECO 207; 1 semester of calculus
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 272 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF PROPERTY RGHTS

Presents an overview of the international political economy and the role of nation-states within it.

ECO 273 ECONOMIC GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

This course begins with the empirical facts of economic growth and how growth economists have struggled to explain the evidence. Questions that this course addresses include How rich are rich countries? How poor are poor countries? Why are there these differences?

Prerequisites: ECO 207 and calculus.

ECO 274 MARKET DESIGN

This course is a required course for the Economics and Business Strategy major (organizations track) and will be valuable for advanced undergraduates majoring in economics, physics, and mathematics who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in economics. The course is concerned with the design of allocation mechanisms when economic agents have heterogeneous preferences and private information. Examples include the allocation of spectrum licenses to the operators of mobile phone networks, the decision as to whether to provide a public good, the allocation of men to women for dating purposes, and the allocation of students to colleges. Basic results in the mechanism design and auction theories will be covered. Formal concepts used in the course include: mathematical expectation, conditional mathematical expectation, Bayes' rule; the chain and the product rules for differentiation, integration by parts, optimization; extensive and normal form games, the Nash equilibrium, and the Bayes-Nash equilibrium.

Prerequisites: Recommended: Calculus and ECO 288
Last Offered: Spring 2012

ECO 274W MARKET DESIGN

This course is a required course for the Economics and Business Strategy major (organizations track) and will be valuable for advanced undergraduates majoring in economics, physics, and mathematics who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in economics. The course is concerned with the design of allocation mechanisms when economic agents have heterogeneous preferences and private information. Examples include the allocation of spectrum licenses to the operators of mobile phone networks, the decision as to whether to provide a public good, the allocation of men to women for dating purposes, and the allocation of students to colleges. Basic results in the mechanism design and auction theories will be covered. Formal concepts used in the course include: mathematical expectation, conditional mathematical expectation, Bayes' rule; the chain and the product rules for differentiation, integration by parts, optimization; extensive and normal form games, the Nash equilibrium, and the Bayes-Nash equilibrium.

Prerequisites: Recommended: Calculus and ECO 288
Last Offered: Spring 2012

ECO 275 DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

This course is an introduction to development economics. Why are some countries poor and others rich? We will explore various topics in development from classics to current ‘hot’ issues, and learn the causes of poverty and inequality between and within countries. The course will cover standard theories in development economics as well as new topics in political economy and historical development

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 275W DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 277 FINANCIAL CRISIS:THRY&EVID

The course will first examine the role of banks in the economy. In particular we will show how banks can facilitate the provision of liquidity and risk sharing. Another main question we will address is whether a financial crisis, such a bank run, can arise on its own and then spread to the non-financial sector. We will show that this is indeed theoretically possible. Subsequently, we will examine historical evidence trying to determine which of the crises in the 1930's arose on their own, as a bank run, and which arose as a consequence of a change in the real economy. Finally, we will discuss regulation and specifically how policy recommendations have changed over the years in response to economists' understanding of what causes financial crises.

Prerequisites: ECO 207, one semester of calculus
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 277W FINALCIAL CRISES:THRY&EVID

The course will first examine the role of banks in the economy. In particular we will show how banks can facilitate the provision of liquidity and risk sharing. Another main question we will address is whether a financial crisis, such a bank run, can arise on its own and then spread to the non-financial sector. We will show that this is indeed theoretically possible. Subsequently, we will examine historical evidence trying to determine which of the crises in the 1930's arose on their own, as a bank run, and which arose as a consequence of a change in the real economy. Finally, we will discuss regulation and specifically how policy recommendations have changed over the years in response to economists' understanding of what causes financial crises.

Prerequisites: ECO 207, one semester of calculus.
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 281 STATE ROLE GLOBAL PERSP

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 282 INTRODUCTION TO POSITIVE POLITICAL THEORY

An introduction to some recent developments in explaining and evaluating government behavior.

ECO 286 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF PROPTY RIGHTS

This course considers the political economy of property rights with special attention to applications to natural resources problems, organizational design, post-Communist transformations.

Prerequisites: ECO 207

ECO 288 GAME THEORY

Game theory is a systematic study of strategic situations. It is a theory that helps us analyze economic and political strategic issues, such as behavior of individuals in a group, competition among firms in a market, platform choices of political candidates, and so on. We will develop the basic concepts and results of game theory, including simultaneous and sequential move games, repeated games and games with incomplete information. The objective of the course is to enable the student to analyze strategic situations on his or her own. The emphasis of the course is on theoretical aspects of strategic behavior, so familiarity with mathematical formalism is required.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 288W GAME THEORY

Game theory is a systematic study of strategic situations. It is a theory that helps us analyze economic and political strategic issues, such as behavior of individuals in a group, competition among firms in a market, platform choices of political candidates, and so on. We will develop the basic concepts and results of game theory, including simultaneous and sequential move games, repeated games and games with incomplete information. The objective of the course is to enable the student to analyze strategic situations on his or her own. The emphasis of the course is on theoretical aspects of strategic behavior, so familiarity with mathematical formalism is required.

Prerequisites: ECO 207
Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 290 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MARKETS

This course examines markets, firms, states, and communities, asking how they work and who benefits (and who loses) from using them.

ECO 291 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ECO DEVLP

This course investigates both theoretical and empirical issues in economic growth. Examples are drawn from recent international experiences including those of the newly developed nations of the Far East and of formerly Communist block countries.

ECO 293 PLTCS&ECO:POSTCOMM TRANSFORM

This course focuses on structural adjustment policies, stabilization, privatization, liberalization, and the political economy of transition to a market.

ECO 294 ECO DEV IN A GLOBAL PERSPCTV

This course examines the development of, and connection between, the economies of Europe and Asia since 1350.

ECO 371 EVOLUTION OF THE WORLD ECONOMY SINCE THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

This course deals with the economic relations between the developed and less developed parts of the world since the sixteenth century. Attention is given to the impact of slavery and the slave trade upon Africa, Europe, and the Americas, and to the role of overseas trade in European and American development and its impact on the rest of the world. Same as HIS 357W/457 and AAS 371.

ECO 371W EVOL WRLD ECO ORDR SINCE 16C

This course deals with the economic relations between the developed and less developed parts of the world since the sixteenth century. Attention is given to the impact of slavery and the slave trade upon Africa, Europe, and the Americas, and to the role of overseas trade in European and American development and its impact on the rest of the world. Same as HIS 357W/457 and AAS 371.

ECO 385 ATL SLAVE TRADE & AFRICA

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2012

ECO 385W ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE & AFRICA

The main thrust of the course shows the extent to which the Atlantic slave trade retarded the development of capitalism in Africa between 1650 and 1850, and so creating the conditions for the imposition of European colonial domination on the continent from the late nineteenth century. Same as AAS 375 and HIS 356W/456.

Last Offered: Fall 2012

ECO 388 FEDERAL RESERVE BANK WORKSHOP

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ECO 389 SENIOR SEMINAR

Supervised research on an economic problem or policy issue, culminating in papers that serve as a basis for seminars. Taken in senior year or with permission of instructor.

ECO 389W SENIOR SEMINAR

The senior seminar is a student driven independent project that culminates in the writing and presentation of a substantial piece of original economic research by each participant in the seminar. The project is approved and supervised by the instructor of the course. Interested students are encouraged to discuss potential research topics with the instructor prior to the start of the semester.

Prerequisites: ECO 207, ECO 209, ECO 231W
Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 390 SUPERVISED TEACHING

Responsibility for one recitation section and/or for holding office hours under the instructor’s supervision. Departmental approval required.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 391 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Designed for advanced students seeking to do research beyond what is contained in the regular course offerings. Requires faculty supervisor in the economics department.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 391W INDEPENDENT STUDY

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 393 SENIOR PROJECT

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 394 INTERNSHIP

Not for concentration credit. Requires faculty supervisor in the economics department.

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 394W INTERNSHIP

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2017

ECO 395 HONORS SEMINAR

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 395W INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 396 TEACHING ASSISTANTS

No description

Last Offered: Spring 2018

ECO 396W SEM IN THE ECONOMICS OF SPOR

No description

Last Offered: Fall 2012