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Economics Minor

Economics
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Required credits in this minor: 29
Economics is a valuable minor for students majoring in business, engineering, statistics, computer science, mathematics, and social sciences. The goal is to support students in developing basic analytical skills to solve economic local and real-world problems.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 3 courses before admission to the program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Principles of Micro and Macroeconomics
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 8 credit(s) from the following:
· ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
· ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
Required prerequisites
Calculus I
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 4 credit(s) from the following:
· MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Students may receive no more than one undergraduate degree from the Department of Economics: a BA or a BS or a minor.
Core Courses
Take exactly 2 course(s) totaling exactly 8 credit(s) from the following:
· ECON 3101 - Intermediate Microeconomics (4.0 cr)
· ECON 3102 - Intermediate Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
Electives
Take exactly 3 course(s) totaling 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ECON 3970 - Topics in Economics (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4211 - Principles of Econometrics (4.0 cr)
· ECON 4331W - Economic Development [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4431W - International Trade [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4531 - Labor Economics (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4631 - Industrial Organization and Antitrust Policy (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4721 - Money and Banking (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4821 - Public Economics (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4831 - Cost-Benefit Analysis (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4960 - Topics in Economics (4.0 cr)
· Country/Area Study
Take 0 - 1 course(s) totaling 0 - 3 credit(s) from the following:
· ECON 3960 - Topics in Economics: Area Studies (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4311 - Economy of Latin America (3.0 cr)
· ECON 4317 - The Chinese Economy (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
 
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ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Microeconomic behavior of consumers, firms, and markets in domestic and world economy. Demand and supply. Competition and monopoly. Distribution of income. Economic interdependencies in the global economy. Effects of global linkages on individual decisions. prereq: knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aggregate consumption, saving, investment, and national income. Role of money, banking, and business cycles in domestic and world economy. International trade, growth, and development. U.S. economy and its role in the world economy. International interdependencies among nations. prereq: [1101 or equiv], knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differentiation of single-variable functions, basics of integration of single-variable functions. Applications: max-min, related rates, area, curve-sketching. Use of calculator, cooperative learning. prereq: CSE or pre-bioprod concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in biosys engn (PRE), background in [precalculus, geometry, visualization of functions/graphs], instr consent; familiarity with graphing calculators recommended
MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differential/integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes hard problem-solving rather than theory. prereq: Honors student and permission of University Honors Program
ECON 3101 - Intermediate Microeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 3101/Econ 3101H/ApEc 3001
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Behavior of households, firms, and industries under competitive/monopolistic conditions. Factors influencing production, price, and other decisions. Applications of theory. Economic efficiency. Distribution of well-being. prereq: [[1101, 1102] or equiv], [MATH 1271 or equiv]
ECON 3102 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 3102/ApEc 3006
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Determinants of national income, employment, and price level; effects of monetary and fiscal policies; emphasis on a general equilibrium approach. Applications of the theory, especially to current macroeconomic policy issues. Students cannot take this course if they have taken ApEc 3006, however, ApEc 3006 does not contain all material in Econ 3102. Econ majors are encouraged to take ECON 3102 instead of ApEc 3006 prereq: 3101 or equiv
ECON 3970 - Topics in Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in class schedule. prereq: ECON 3101 and 3102 or equivalents
ECON 4211 - Principles of Econometrics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Data analysis/quantitative methods in economics. Violation of classical regression model assumptions, modified estimation procedures that retain desirable properties. Multi-equation models. Computer applications/interpretation of empirical results. prereq: [3101 or equiv], [Stat 3011 or equivalent, Stat 3022 or equivalent] or higher level Stat courses]
ECON 4331W - Economic Development (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Economic growth in low income countries. Theory of aggregate and per capita income growth. Population growth, productivity increases, and capital formation. Allocation of resources between consumption and investment and among sectors. International assistance/trade. prereq: [[3101, 3102] or equiv], completion of freshman writing practice
ECON 4431W - International Trade (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4431W/Econ 4431V/Econ 443
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of trade/trade patterns. Trade restrictions/commercial policy. International factor movements. Economic growth/development. Multinational corporations. Regional integration. prereq: [3101, 3102] or equiv, freshman writing practice
ECON 4531 - Labor Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4531/Econ 4538
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic analysis of labor markets and their operations; population and labor force; labor market institutions; wage and employment theories; unions and collective bargaining; public policy. prereq: 3101, 3102 or equiv
ECON 4631 - Industrial Organization and Antitrust Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 3601/Econ 4631/Econ 4631H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Relations between market structure, economic efficiency and welfare. Economic origins of monopoly and other restraints on competition. Purposes and effects of antitrust and related legislation. Industrial policy. prereq: 3101 or equiv
ECON 4721 - Money and Banking
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 3701/Econ 4721/Econ 4721H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of money demand and money supply. Financial intermediation and banking, banking practices and regulation, role of the Federal Reserve system. Monetary theory and policy. prereq: [3101, 3102] or equiv
ECON 4821 - Public Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 3801/Econ 4828/Econ 4821
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Competing views on proper role of government in economy. Effects of tax/spending policies, taking into account private agents' response to government actions/ways government officials may use powers. Optimal policies. Applications primarily to U.S. government. prereq: [3101, 3102] or equiv
ECON 4831 - Cost-Benefit Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4611H/Econ 4831
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Evaluation of benefits and costs of public projects and programs. Issues connected with definition and measurement of benefits and costs. Rate of return and discount. Market imperfections, risk, uncertainty. Case studies. prereq: ECON 3101
ECON 4960 - Topics in Economics
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: [3101 or 3102 or equiv], MATH 1271
ECON 3960 - Topics in Economics: Area Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in class schedule. prereq: [1101, 1102] or equiv
ECON 4311 - Economy of Latin America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic evolution in Latin America since 1950. Trade liberalization, poverty, inflation, development strategies in selected Latin American countries. Theory/applications of important issues. prereq: [1101, 1102] or equiv
ECON 4317 - The Chinese Economy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of the Chinese Economy; transition from command economy to a market-based one and effects on economic indicators; current economic issues and concerns of the Chinese economy; role of China in today's world economy.
ECON 4311 - Economy of Latin America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic evolution in Latin America since 1950. Trade liberalization, poverty, inflation, development strategies in selected Latin American countries. Theory/applications of important issues. prereq: [1101, 1102] or equiv
ECON 4317 - The Chinese Economy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of the Chinese Economy; transition from command economy to a market-based one and effects on economic indicators; current economic issues and concerns of the Chinese economy; role of China in today's world economy.
ECON 3960 - Topics in Economics: Area Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in class schedule. prereq: [1101, 1102] or equiv
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/Math 1282/Math 1372/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates. Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: [1271 or equiv] with grade of at least C-
MATH 1572H - Honors Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/Math 1282/Math 1372/
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 1571. Infinite series, differential calculus of several variables, introduction to linear algebra. prereq: 1571H, honors student, permission of University Honors Program
MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/Math 1282/Math 1372/
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. Use of calculators, cooperative learning. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [1371 or equiv], CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/Math 2373/Math 2574H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, matrices, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: first-order linear, separable; second-order linear with constant coefficients; linear systems with constant coefficients. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/Math 2373/Math 2574H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: linear equations/systems, phase space, forcing/resonance, qualitative/numerical analysis of nonlinear systems, Laplace transforms. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bio Prod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2574H - Honors Calculus IV
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/Math 2373/Math 2574H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced linear algebra, differential equations. Additional topics as time permits. prereq: Math 1572H or Math 2573H, honors student and permission of University Honors Program
MATH 2263 - Multivariable Calculus
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/Math 2374/Math 2573H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes Theorems. prereq: [1272 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2374 - CSE Multivariable Calculus and Vector Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/Math 2374/Math 2573H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Derivative as linear map. Differential/integral calculus of functions of several variables, including change of coordinates using Jacobians. Line/surface integrals. Gauss, Green, Stokes theorems. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2573H - Honors Calculus III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2263/Math 2374/Math 2573H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integral calculus of several variables. Vector analysis, including theorems of Gauss, Green, Stokes. prereq: Math 1572H or Math 2574H, honors student and permission of University Honors Program
ECON 3102 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 3102/ApEc 3006
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Determinants of national income, employment, and price level; effects of monetary and fiscal policies; emphasis on a general equilibrium approach. Applications of the theory, especially to current macroeconomic policy issues. Students cannot take this course if they have taken ApEc 3006, however, ApEc 3006 does not contain all material in Econ 3102. Econ majors are encouraged to take ECON 3102 instead of ApEc 3006 prereq: 3101 or equiv
ECON 4113 - Introduction to Mathematical Economics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4113/Econ 4113H/Econ 4118
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of selected models of economic behavior in mathematical terms. Topics selected to illustrate advantages of mathematical formulation. prereq: [[3101, 3102] or equiv], [[MATH 1271, MATH 1272, MATH 2243] or equiv]
ECON 4731 - Macroeconomic Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4731/Econ 4731H/Econ 4731
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Monetary vs. fiscal policy debate in the context of the underlying macroeconomic theory controversy. Comparison of Keynesian, Monetarist, and Classical theories; rational expectations; policy ineffectiveness; time inconsistency; rules vs. discretion; budget deficits; unemployment and inflation. prereq: 3101, 3102 or equiv
MATH 1272 - Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/Math 1282/Math 1372/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates. Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. prereq: [1271 or equiv] with grade of at least C-
MATH 1572H - Honors Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/Math 1282/Math 1372/
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Continuation of 1571. Infinite series, differential calculus of several variables, introduction to linear algebra. prereq: 1571H, honors student, permission of University Honors Program
MATH 1372 - CSE Calculus II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1272/Math 1282/Math 1372/
Typically offered: Every Spring
Techniques of integration. Calculus involving transcendental functions, polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, vectors/curves in space, cylindrical/spherical coordinates. Use of calculators, cooperative learning. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [1371 or equiv], CSE or pre-Bioprod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2243 - Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/Math 2373/Math 2574H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, matrices, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: first-order linear, separable; second-order linear with constant coefficients; linear systems with constant coefficients. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-
MATH 2373 - CSE Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/Math 2373/Math 2574H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Linear algebra: basis, dimension, eigenvalues/eigenvectors. Differential equations: linear equations/systems, phase space, forcing/resonance, qualitative/numerical analysis of nonlinear systems, Laplace transforms. Use of computer technology. prereq: [1272 or 1282 or 1372 or 1572] w/grade of at least C-, CSE or pre-Bio Prod/Biosys Engr
MATH 2574H - Honors Calculus IV
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 2243/Math 2373/Math 2574H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced linear algebra, differential equations. Additional topics as time permits. prereq: Math 1572H or Math 2573H, honors student and permission of University Honors Program
ECON 3102 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 3102/ApEc 3006
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Determinants of national income, employment, and price level; effects of monetary and fiscal policies; emphasis on a general equilibrium approach. Applications of the theory, especially to current macroeconomic policy issues. Students cannot take this course if they have taken ApEc 3006, however, ApEc 3006 does not contain all material in Econ 3102. Econ majors are encouraged to take ECON 3102 instead of ApEc 3006 prereq: 3101 or equiv
ECON 4261 - Introduction to Econometrics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
For Econ B.S. majors only. Review of basic linear regression model, its variants. Time series/simultaneous equation models. Material may include panel data, censored/truncated regressions, discrete choice models. prereq: [3101 or equiv], [[Math 1271, Math 1272] or equiv], Math 2243, Math 2263, [[Stat 4101, Stat 4102] or [Stat 5101, Stat 5102]]; Math 4242 strongly recommended
STAT 4101 - Theory of Statistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Random variables/distributions. Generating functions. Standard distribution families. Data summaries. Sampling distributions. Likelihood/sufficiency. prereq: Math 1272 or Math 1372 or Math 1572H
STAT 4102 - Theory of Statistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Estimation. Significance tests. Distribution free methods. Power. Application to regression and to analysis of variance/count data. prereq: STAT 4101
STAT 5101 - Theory of Statistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Logical development of probability, basic issues in statistics. Probability spaces. Random variables, their distributions and expected values. Law of large numbers, central limit theorem, generating functions, multivariate normal distribution. prereq: (MATH 2263 or MATH 2374 or MATH 2573H), (CSCI 2033 or MATH 2373 or MATH 2243)
STAT 5102 - Theory of Statistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sampling, sufficiency, estimation, test of hypotheses, size/power. Categorical data. Contingency tables. Linear models. Decision theory. prereq: [5101 or Math 5651 or instr consent]
ECON 3993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Guided individual reading or study in areas not available in regular course offerings. prereq: 3101, 3102, 4261, two semesters of statistics
ECON 4331W - Economic Development (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Economic growth in low income countries. Theory of aggregate and per capita income growth. Population growth, productivity increases, and capital formation. Allocation of resources between consumption and investment and among sectors. International assistance/trade. prereq: [[3101, 3102] or equiv], completion of freshman writing practice
ECON 4337 - Comparative Economic Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4307/Econ 4337
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Functions of economic systems; market economy versus centrally planned economy. Comparison of different economic systems. Post socialist transitions in Eastern Europe, Russia, and China. Initial conditions and strategies for reforms; results of reforms in terms of key economic indicators. prereq: 3101, 3102 or equiv
ECON 4401 - International Economics (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
International trade flows. Commercial policy and welfare implications, protection. Global trade organizations. International factor mobility. Balance of payments analysis and open-economy macroeconomics. Foreign exchange markets and exchange rate determination. International monetary system. Regional integration. Case studies. prereq: [[1101, 1102] or equiv], not open to econ majors
ECON 4431W - International Trade (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4431W/Econ 4431V/Econ 443
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of trade/trade patterns. Trade restrictions/commercial policy. International factor movements. Economic growth/development. Multinational corporations. Regional integration. prereq: [3101, 3102] or equiv, freshman writing practice
ECON 4432W - International Finance (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Balance of payments; international financial markets; exchange rate determination; international monetary system; international investment and capital flows; financial management of the multinational firm; open economy macroeconomic policy. prereq: 3101, 3102 or equiv;
ECON 4311 - Economy of Latin America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic evolution in Latin America since 1950. Trade liberalization, poverty, inflation, development strategies in selected Latin American countries. Theory/applications of important issues. prereq: [1101, 1102] or equiv
ECON 4317 - The Chinese Economy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of the Chinese Economy; transition from command economy to a market-based one and effects on economic indicators; current economic issues and concerns of the Chinese economy; role of China in today's world economy.
ECON 3960 - Topics in Economics: Area Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics specified in class schedule. prereq: [1101, 1102] or equiv
ECON 4531 - Labor Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4531/Econ 4538
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic analysis of labor markets and their operations; population and labor force; labor market institutions; wage and employment theories; unions and collective bargaining; public policy. prereq: 3101, 3102 or equiv
ECON 4631 - Industrial Organization and Antitrust Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 3601/Econ 4631/Econ 4631H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Relations between market structure, economic efficiency and welfare. Economic origins of monopoly and other restraints on competition. Purposes and effects of antitrust and related legislation. Industrial policy. prereq: 3101 or equiv
ECON 4821 - Public Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 3801/Econ 4828/Econ 4821
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Competing views on proper role of government in economy. Effects of tax/spending policies, taking into account private agents' response to government actions/ways government officials may use powers. Optimal policies. Applications primarily to U.S. government. prereq: [3101, 3102] or equiv
ECON 4831 - Cost-Benefit Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4611H/Econ 4831
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Evaluation of benefits and costs of public projects and programs. Issues connected with definition and measurement of benefits and costs. Rate of return and discount. Market imperfections, risk, uncertainty. Case studies. prereq: ECON 3101
ECON 3102 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 3102/ApEc 3006
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Determinants of national income, employment, and price level; effects of monetary and fiscal policies; emphasis on a general equilibrium approach. Applications of the theory, especially to current macroeconomic policy issues. Students cannot take this course if they have taken ApEc 3006, however, ApEc 3006 does not contain all material in Econ 3102. Econ majors are encouraged to take ECON 3102 instead of ApEc 3006 prereq: 3101 or equiv
ECON 4721 - Money and Banking
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 3701/Econ 4721/Econ 4721H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theories of money demand and money supply. Financial intermediation and banking, banking practices and regulation, role of the Federal Reserve system. Monetary theory and policy. prereq: [3101, 3102] or equiv
ECON 4731 - Macroeconomic Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4731/Econ 4731H/Econ 4731
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Monetary vs. fiscal policy debate in the context of the underlying macroeconomic theory controversy. Comparison of Keynesian, Monetarist, and Classical theories; rational expectations; policy ineffectiveness; time inconsistency; rules vs. discretion; budget deficits; unemployment and inflation. prereq: 3101, 3102 or equiv
ECON 4751 - Financial Economics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 4751/Econ 4751H/Econ 4758
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Financial decisions of firms/investors. Determination of interest rates and asset prices. Role of risk/uncertainty. Emphasizes economic models. prereq: [3101 or equiv], [MATH 1271 or equiv], one sem statistics
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: AnSc 3011/ESPM 3012/Stat 3011/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Standard statistical reasoning. Simple statistical methods. Social/physical sciences. Mathematical reasoning behind facts in daily news. Basic computing environment.