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Course information is posted for 2021. Please check back at a later time for updated 2022 course offerings.

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. 

Check the Directory of Classes for the most up-to-date course offerings.

Summer 2021 Session Information

  • SESSION A courses are May 3–June 18, 2021
  • SESSION B courses are June 28–August 16, 2021
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INTRO TO ECONOMIC REASONING
ECON1004X001 3 points.

Covers basic elements of microeconomic and marcoeconomic reasoning at an introductory level. Topics include Individual Constraints and Preferences, Production by Firms, Market Transactions, Competition, The Distribution of Income, Technological Progress and Growth, Unemployment and Inflation, the Role of Government in the Economy. Note: Students cannot get credit for this course if they have taken ECON BC1003 Introduction to Economic Reasoning or the Columbia introductory course ECON UN1105 Principles of Economics

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON1004X001 001/00146 Summer B Subterm Tu 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
Th 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Homa Zarghamee
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
MATH METHODS FOR ECONOMICS
ECON1007X001 4 points.
Covers basic mathematical methods required for intermediate theory courses and upper level electives in economics, with a strong emphasis on applications. Topics include simultaneous equations, functions, partial differentiation, optimization of functions of more than one variable, constrained optimization, and financial mathematics. This course satisfies the Calculus requirement for the Barnard Economics major. NOTE: students who have previously taken Intermediate Micro Theory (ECON BC3035 or the equivalent) are *not* allowed to take Math Methods for Economics.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON1007X001 001/00037 Summer A Subterm Th 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
Mo 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
We 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
Tu 10:45 AM–12:20 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Sharon Harrison
4 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
INTRO TO ECON REASONING - RECITATION
ECON1014X001 0 points.

Recitation for ECON BC1004 Intro to Economic Reasoning. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON1014X001 001/00147 Summer B Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Homa Zarghamee
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
Math Methods for Economics Recitation
ECON1017X001 0 points.

Weekly recitation section for Econ BC1007 Math Methods for Economics.  Course lectures, problem sets, exam reviews.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON1017X001 001/00038 Summer A Subterm Mo 04:30 PM–05:45 PM
Th 04:30 PM–05:45 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
John Park
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
ECON1105S001 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON1105S001 001/10806 Full Trm Crs Th 10:10 AM–11:45 AM
Tu 10:10 AM–11:45 AM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Caterina Musatti
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS-DISC
ECON1155W001 0 points.

Required Discussion section for ECON UN1105 Principles of Economics

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON1155W001 001/14314 Full Trm Crs
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
On-Line Only
FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
ECON3025S001 3 points.

Prerequisites: STAT UN1201, ECON UN3211 Intermediate Microeconomics and ECON UN3213 Intermediate Macroeconomics. 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON3025S001 001/10800 Summer A Subterm Mo 10:00 AM–01:10 PM
We 10:00 AM–01:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Tamrat Gashaw
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
ECON OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR
ECON3026X001 3 points.
Prerequisites: (ECON BC3035 or ECON UN3211) The purpose of the course is to think about public policy issues through an economic lens. We will explore the basic economic foundations of individual decision-making and discuss the ways in which economists hypothesize that individuals respond to the incentives embedded within public policies. We will pay particular attention to the nature and detail of existing public policies, and use economic analysis to predict how these policies might influence behavior. We will also explore some of the relevant empirical literature on a set of policy topics, to see how these predictions hold up.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON3026X001 001/00039 Summer A Subterm Tu 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Th 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Elizabeth Ananat
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
INTERMEDTE MICROECONOMC THEORY
ECON3035X001 4 points.
Prerequisites: An introductory course in microeconomics or a combined macro/micro principles course (ECON BC1003 or ECON W1105, or the equivalent) and one semester of calculus or ECON BC1007, or permission of the instructor. Preferences and demand; production, cost, and supply; behavior of markets in partial equilibrium; resource allocation in general equilibrium; pricing of goods and services under alternative market structures; implications of individual decision-making for labor supply; income distribution, welfare, and public policy. Emphasis on problem solving.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON3035X001 001/00089 Summer A Subterm Mo 01:00 PM–02:35 PM
Tu 01:00 PM–02:35 PM
We 01:00 PM–02:35 PM
Th 01:00 PM–02:35 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
John Park
4 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
Hybrid
Monetary Theory & Policy
ECON3043X001 3 points.

This course deals with topics in both monetary theory and monetary policy and is designed for students interested in monetary economics and/or those aiming at working in policy institutions such as central banks. Monetary economics examines the relationship between real economic variables at the aggregate level and nominal variables (such as the inflation rate, nominal interest rates, nominal exchange rates, and the supply of money). Therefore, monetary economics overlaps significantly with macroeconomics. However, students in this class learn the "Money View" framework as their analytical tool as it provides a more in-depth treatment of money and central banking than is customary
in standard macroeconomics textbooks.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON3043X001 001/00040 Summer A Subterm Tu 05:30 PM–08:40 PM
Th 05:30 PM–08:40 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Elham Saeidinezhad
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
GUIDED RESEARCH IN ECONOMICS
ECON3098X001 2 points.
Prerequisites: Instructors permission Provides students with the experience of participating in the research process by matching them to a faculty mentor who will put them to work on one of his or her current research projects.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON3098X001 001/00175 Summer A Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Martina Jasova
2 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
INTERMEDIATE MICRO THEORY RECITATION
ECON3135X001 0 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON3135X001 001/00041 Summer A Subterm Tu 10:00 AM–11:15 AM
Th 10:00 AM–11:15 AM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Yuki Tada
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
INTERMEDIATE MICRO THEORY RECITATION
ECON3135X002 0 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON3135X002 002/00218 Summer A Subterm Tu 03:00 PM–04:15 PM
Th 03:00 PM–04:15 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Ruben Bockbreder
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS
ECON3213S001 4 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1101 and ECON UN1105 or the equivalent; one term of calculus. 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON3213S001 001/10805 Full Trm Crs Th 10:10 AM–11:45 AM
Tu 10:10 AM–11:45 AM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
A. Vivette Ancona
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTER MACROECONOMICS-DISC
ECON3214W001 0 points.

Discussion section for ECON UN3213 Intermediate Macro. Student must register for a section.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON3214W001 001/14315 Full Trm Crs
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
On-Line Only
MONEY AND BANKING
ECON3265V001 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and ECON UN3213 or the equivalent. Introduction to the principles of money and banking. The intermediary institutions of the American economy and their historical developments, current issues in monetary and financial reform.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON3265V001 001/10801 Summer A Subterm We 03:00 PM–06:10 PM
Mo 03:00 PM–06:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Tri Vi Dang
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTRO TO ECONOMETRICS
ECON3412S001 4 points.

Prerequisites: STAT UN1201 Intro to Stats w/Calculus, MATH UN1201 Calculus III, and either intermediate micro or macro (UN3211 or UN3213). 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON3412S001 001/10804 Full Trm Crs We 11:00 AM–12:35 PM
Mo 11:00 AM–12:35 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Seyhan Erden
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTRO TO ECONOMETRICS-DIS
ECON3413W001 0 points.

Required discussion section for ECON UN3412: Intro to Econometrics

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON3413W001 001/14316 Full Trm Crs
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
On-Line Only
INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
ECON4251S001 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and ECON UN3213 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON4251S001 001/10802 Summer A Subterm We 12:30 PM–02:05 PM
Mo 12:30 PM–02:05 PM
Tu 12:30 PM–02:05 PM
Th 12:30 PM–02:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Utkarsh Kumar
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
CORPORATE FINANCE
ECON4280S001 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and ECON UN3213 and STAT UN1201 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON4280S001 001/10799 Summer A Subterm Tu 10:00 AM–01:10 PM
Th 10:00 AM–01:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Tri Vi Dang
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
CORPORATE FINANCE
ECON4280WD01 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and ECON UN3213 and STAT UN1201 An introduction to the economics principles underlying the financial decisions of firms. The topics covered include bond and stock valuations, capital budgeting, dividend policy, market efficiency, risk valuation, and risk management. For information regarding REGISTRATION for this course, go to: http://econ.columbia.edu/registration-information.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON4280WD01 D01/12886 Summer B Subterm Th 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Tu 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Daniel Wolfenzon
3 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
GAME THEORY
ECON4415S001 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and ECON UN3213. Equivalent to ECON UN4415. Introduction to the systematic treatment of game theory and its applications in economic analysis.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON4415S001 001/11161 Summer B Subterm Tu 12:00 PM–03:10 PM
Th 12:00 PM–03:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Bozidar Plavsic
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
On-Line Only
PUBLIC ECONOMICS
ECON4465S001 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and ECON 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON4465S001 001/10798 Summer A Subterm We 10:00 AM–01:10 PM
Mo 10:00 AM–01:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Wojciech Kopczuk
3 Closed for Online Registration Hybrid
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
ECON4500S001 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and ECON UN3213. Equivalent to ECON UN4500. The theory of international trade, comparative advantage and the factor endowments explanation of trade, analysis of the theory and practice of commercial policy, economic integration. International mobility of capital and labor, the North-South debate.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON4500S001 001/10803 Summer A Subterm Mo 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
We 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Ceyhun Elgin
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
MICROECONOMICS SEMINAR
ECON4911W001 4 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and ECON UN3213 and ECON UN3412  Selected topics in microeconomics. 

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON4911W001 001/12613 Summer A Subterm Mo 12:10 PM–02:20 PM
We 12:10 PM–02:20 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Andrew Kosenko
Seyhan Erden
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
MACROECONOMICS SEMINAR
ECON4913W001 4 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and ECON UN3213 and ECON UN3412 Registration information is posted on the departments Seminar Sign-up webpage. Selected topics in macroeconomics. Selected topics will be posted on the departments webpage.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON4913W001 001/11279 Summer A Subterm Mo 10:00 AM–12:10 PM
We 10:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Andres Drenik
Seyhan Erden
4 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
SUPERVISED INDEPENDENT STUDY
ECON4998W001 4 points.

Prerequisites: the director of undergraduate studies permission.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON4998W001 001/14370 Summer B Subterm
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Seyhan Erden
4 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
Fieldwork Course in Economics
ECON5110G001 1 points.

This course provides an opportunity for students in the Economics Master of Arts Program to engage in off-campus internships for academic credit that will count towards their requirements for the degree. The internships will facilitate the application of economic skills that students have developed in the program and prepare them for future work in the field.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON5110G001 001/11169 Full Trm Crs
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Shane Bordeau
Ceyhun Elgin
1 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
Hybrid