GER 2/B. Introduction to economic principles, issues, and policy. Recommended for students who want a broad, one-semester overview. Not open to students who have taken or are currently enrolled in ECO 200 or 201 or their equivalents. Cannot be credited towards the Economics major. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 2/B. May be taken prior to or concurrently with ECO 201. Determination of prices and quantities of goods and services, including labor and other resources; competitive and imperfect markets; public policy implications. Prereq: MATH 101 or exemption from the course. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 2/B May be taken prior to or concurrently with ECO 200. Economic growth; fluctuations in the aggregate economy; inflation; monetary and fiscal policy. Prereq: MATH 101 or exemption from the course 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 1/B. Probability and statistics in the context of economics, business and public policy; data analysis, probability distributions, and hypothesis testing. Prereq: MATH 101 or exemption from the course. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. Monetary and banking principles and practice; current issues; theory and policy. Prereqs: ECO 200, 201. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
Economics of the Media examines the economic forces that shape the market for media and entertainment goods, including news, television, music, books and more. The course uses tools of microeconomic to make predictions about the impact of technology on future outcomes, to evaluate policy toward media industries, and to understand the strategic choices of media firms in dynamic markets. Prereqs: ECO 100 or ECO 200 or equivalent. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. The economic theory of the firm, including the formal analysis of incentives and contracts. Particular focus on how the internal organization of the firm can mitigate the negative effects of interest between different stakeholders in the firm. prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. Special topics and issues of research and policy interest. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. prereq: ECO 200 or 201. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
Introduction to finance, with a focus on personal decisions. We start with the traditional economic model of financial decisions, and then incorporate insights from psychology. What we should do, what we do do, and how to make the latter more like the former.
GER 3/B. Households and firms as maximizing agents; implications for equilibrium in perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets; general equilibrium; welfare. Prereqs: ECO 200, 201, Math 150. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. Growth, employment and prices in the short and long run; monetary and fiscal policy. Prereqs: ECO 200, 201, Math 150. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. Linear and non-linear regression models in economics; statistical methods for estimation and inference. Prereqs: ECO 221 Math 150. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. Operation, administration and regulation of U.S. banking, investment and credit institutions. Prereq: ECO 210. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. Theory and application of fiscal policy; federal budgeting; state and local finance. Prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B PD/A. Critical variables explaining the diversity of growth and economic and development outcomes across developing countries. Theories, case studies, measurement and policies. Prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. Theories of international trade and international trade policies. prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. Theories of exchange-rate determination and open-economy macroeconomic theory and policy. prereq: ECO 201. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B PD/C. Demand for labor, determination of wages and allocation of time between paid and unpaid activities,“human capital” investments, labor market policy issues. Prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B PD/D. Comparative analysis of market and planned economies in theory and practice. Process and problems of transitions between planned and market economies. Prereqs: ECO 200, 201. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. The course focuses on firm behavior in imperfectly competitive markets. Topics include the acquisition and use of market power, strategic interactions among firms, and the role of government policy. Prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B Analysis of the intersection between business and government in market economies. Topics may include protection of intellectual property, economic regulation, health and safety regulation, antitrust, and the behavior of private firms in the political and social realms. Prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. Theory of the firm, risk and uncertainty; forecasting, capital allocation, analysis of costs and returns, pricing. Prereq: ECO 200 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B Analysis of corporate investment and financing decisions. prereqs: ECO 200 and ECO 221. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B Operation of the stock market; security analysis and evaluation; economic variables influencing security values. prereq: ECO 365. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. The course uses analytical tools of microeconomics to examine various aspects of the law, including property, contracts, torts, liability, and criminal and family law. Prereq: ECO 200. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B. Open to economics majors and minors. Individual readings, tutorials, research. Written report. May be repeated for total of 6 cr. Not open to accounting majors. Prereq: permission of the chair and faculty sponsor. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
GER 3/B Jr/Sr majors only. Special readings, research and seminar discussions on selected topics announced each semester. May be repeated for a total of 6 cr. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
The course focuses on the acquisition of computer skills and their application to empirical economic analysis. Prereqs: ECO 221 and declaration of economics major. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
Jr/Sr majors only. Special readings, research papers and seminar discussions on selected advanced topics announced each semester. May be repeated for total of 6 cr. Prereq: ECO 300 or 301. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
Jr/Sr majors only. Special readings, research and seminar discussions on selected topics announced each semester. May be repeated for total of 6 cr. Prereqs: 3.5 GPA in economics, permission of chair. 3 hrs, 3 cr.
Opportunities for working in positions of responsibility in professional institutions (including government agencies, private firms, and not-for-profit institutions) for academic credit. The position must provide opportunities for learning about some area of economics, accounting, business or related public policy. Credits may not be used towards the requirements for the Economics or Accounting Major. CR/NC grading is mandatory. Prereqs: Open only to qualified Economics or Accounting majors, upper Junior/Senior only. Enrollment is subject to approval of department advisor. Course may be taken no more than twice. 1 hr, 1 cr.
Jr/Sr only. Supervised individual research and directed reading. Honors essay. Prereq: For accounting majors: ECO 321 and 372; for Economics majors: ECO 300, 301 and 321. 3.5 GPA in a major offered by the Department and permission of the chair. 3 hrs, 3 cr.