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Economics

The Economics Department  focuses on a range of topics such as international trade, domestic and international financial systems, labor-market analysis, and the study of less-developed economies. The summer course offerings include core theoretical courses as well as more advanced, special interest courses. 

The courses on this page reflect Summer 2018 offerings. 

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Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON S3213X 4 points.

Prerequisites: (MATH UN1101 or MATH UN1207) and ECON UN1105 or the equivalent. Corequisites: MATH UN1201. This course covers the determination of output, employment, inflation and interest rates. Topics include economic growth, business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy, consumption and savings and national income accounting. 

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ECON 3213 001/29648 Tu Th 10:15a - 11:50a
404 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
Lorenzo Pessina 4 Open
Introduction to Econometrics
ECON S3412X 4 points.

Equivalent to ECON UN3412. Modern econometric methods, the general linear statistical model and its extensions, simultaneous equations and the identification problem, time series problems, forecasting methods, extensive practice with the analysis of different types of data.

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ECON 3412 001/64078 M W 12:10p - 1:45p
404 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
Seyhan Erden 4 Open
Principles of Economics
ECON S1105X 4 points.

Equivalent to ECON UN1105, the first course for the major in economics. How a market economy determines the relative prices of goods, factors of production, and the allocation of resources; the circumstances under which it does these things efficiently. Why such an economy has fluctuations and how they may be controlled.

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ECON 1105 001/13042 Tu Th 1:15p - 2:50p
516 HAMILTON HALL
Jeremy Ward 4 Open
Corporate Finance
ECON S4280D 3 points.

An introduction to the economic principles, theories and basic tools underlying the financial decisions of firms. The topics covered include financial statement analysis, net present value analysis, time value of money, valuation of perpetuities and annuities, opportunity cost of capital, weighted average cost of capital, valuation of bonds and stocks, capital budgeting, dividend policy, market efficiency, capital structure, Modigliani-Miller theorem, option valuation and risk management. Every effort would be made to relate the course material to real-world financial applications.

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ECON 4280 001/70072 Tu Th 1:00p - 4:10p
404 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
Ye Zhang 3 Open
Game Theory
ECON S4415D 3 points.

Equivalent to ECON UN4415. Introduction to the systematic treatment of game theory and its applications in economic analysis.

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ECON 4415 001/28432 M W 1:00p - 4:10p
503 HAMILTON HALL
Wouter Vergote 3 Open
Industrial Organization
ECON S4251D 3 points.

The study of industrial behavior based on game-theoretic oligopoly models. Topics include pricing models, strategic aspects of business practice, vertical integration, and technological innovation.

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ECON 4251 001/20737 M W 9:00a - 12:10p
405 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
Arpita Saluja 3 Open
Financial Economics
ECON S3025Q 3 points.

Equivalent to ECON UN3025. Institutional nature and economic function of financial markets. Emphasis on both domestic and international markets (debt, stock, foreign exchange, Eurobond, Eurocurrency, futures, options, and others). Principles of security pricing and portfolio management; the capital asset pricing model and the efficient markets hypothesis.

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ECON 3025 001/72990 M Tu W Th 10:45a - 12:20p
1102 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
A. Vivette Ancona 3 Open
Labor Economics
ECON S4400Q 3 points.

This course examines labor markets through the lens of economics. In broad terms, labor economics is the study of the exchange of labor services for wages—a category that takes in a wide range of
topics. Our objective in this course is to lay the foundations for explaining labor market phenomena within an economic framework and subsequently apply this knowledge-structure to a select set of questions. Throughout this process we will discuss empirical research, which will highlight the power (as well as the limitations) of employing economic models to real-world problems. By the end of this course we will have the tools/intuition to adequately formulate and critically contest arguments concerning labor markets.
 

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ECON 4400 001/93630 M Tu W Th 4:30p - 6:05p
404 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
Lorenzo Lagos 3 Open
Public Economics
ECON S4465Q 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and UN3213. Types of market failures and rationales for government intervention in the economy. Benefit-cost analysis and the theory of public goods. Positive and normative aspects of taxation. The U.S. tax structure.

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ECON 4465 001/69342 Tu Th 1:00p - 4:10p
404 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BLDG
Matthew Mazewski 3 Open

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