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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. 

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

Summer 2022 Session Information

  • SESSION A (First Half Term) courses are May 23–July 1, 2022
  • SESSION B (Second Half Term) courses are July 5–August 12, 2022
  • SESSION X (Full Term) courses are May 23–August 12, 2022
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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 001/10040 X Summer Session Tu 11:00 AM–12:35 PM
Th 11:00 AM–12:35 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Caterina Musatti
4 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
In-Person
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 001/11881 X Summer Session
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
0 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
In-Person
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 001/10043 Session B Mo 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
Tu 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
We 10:45 AM–12:20 PM
Th 10:45 AM–12:20 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
A. Vivette Ancona
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
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 001/10041 X Summer Session Mo 11:00 AM–12:35 PM
We 11:00 AM–12:35 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Tamrat Gashaw
4 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
In-Person
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 001/11882 X Summer Session
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
0 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
In-Person
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 001/10045 Session A Tu 02:00 PM–05:10 PM
Th 02:00 PM–05:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Wendy Morrison
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
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 001/10042 X Summer Session Mo 11:00 AM–12:35 PM
We 11:00 AM–12:35 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Seyhan Erden
4 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
In-Person
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 001/11883 X Summer Session
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
0 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
In-Person
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 001/10052 Session A Mo 02:00 PM–03:35 PM
Tu 02:00 PM–03:35 PM
We 02:00 PM–03:35 PM
Th 02:00 PM–03:35 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Bozidar Plavsic
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
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 001/10047 Session B Mo 10:10 AM–11:45 AM
Tu 10:10 AM–11:45 AM
We 10:10 AM–11:45 AM
Th 10:10 AM–11:45 AM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Edward Shore
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
ECONOMIC GROWTH & DEVELOPMNT I
ECON4301G001 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and ECON UN3213. Economic development is a complex and multifaceted process. Once considered a goal in itself, more recently it has become to be viewed as the fundamental means to world poverty alleviation. Today, about half of the world population still lives on less than $2 /day. Why? What does it mean to be poor? What are the forces that prevent so many people from enjoying a higher standard of living? The course opens on some fundamental macroeconomic models of economic growth and the recent debate on the geographical or institutional nature of the ultimate causes of growth or arrested development. Then we will move into the most recent microeconomic literature that sheds light on the lives of the poor and on the forces - in particular the market distortions and the market failures - that keep billions in poverty. Among others, we will discuss interesting topics like nutrition and health, the cultural origins of corruption, the effect of global warming, and the design of effective anti-poverty programs.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON4301G001 001/10048 Session A Mo 01:00 PM–04:10 PM
We 01:00 PM–04:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Palaash Bhargava
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
POLITICAL ECONOMY
ECON4370W001 3 points.

The objective of this course is to develop understanding of how political institutions and behavior shape economic outcomes, and vice versa. Starting from the micro level study of political behavior, we will build up to analyze the internal workings of institutions and ultimately macro level economic and political outcomes. During the course we will cover the following topics

• Limits and potential of markets

• Public goods provision

• Voting

• Redistribution

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON4370W001 001/10050 Session A Mo 08:10 AM–09:45 AM
Tu 08:10 AM–09:45 AM
We 08:10 AM–09:45 AM
Th 08:10 AM–09:45 AM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Junhao Xu
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
LABOR ECONOMICS
ECON4400S001 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and ECON UN3213. 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.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
ECON4400S001 001/10049 Session A Mo 05:10 PM–06:45 PM
Tu 05:10 PM–06:45 PM
We 05:10 PM–06:45 PM
Th 05:10 PM–06:45 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Michelle Jiang
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
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 001/10044 Session A Mo 02:00 PM–05:10 PM
We 02:00 PM–05:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Cesar Barilla
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
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 001/10046 Session A Mo 03:30 PM–05:05 PM
Tu 03:30 PM–05:05 PM
We 03:30 PM–05:05 PM
Th 03:30 PM–05:05 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Kyle Coombs
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
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 001/10051 Session A Mo 12:10 PM–01:45 PM
Tu 12:10 PM–01:45 PM
We 12:10 PM–01:45 PM
Th 12:10 PM–01:45 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Roberta Tabajara
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
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 001/10893 X Summer Session
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Shane Bordeau
Bernard Salanie
1 Registration Block
(no Adds)
(self-man. Wait List)
None