Ohio University

Economics Graduate Courses

<h2>ECON 5010C - Economics of Altruism</h2><p>This course is an introduction into behavioral economic theory and methods as they pertain to concepts of altruism, generosity, and giving. The course will contrast economic theories that predict selfish behavior to those that attempt to explain kindness and generosity. Recent research in behavioral economics shows a plethora of surprising and often, conflicting evidence on the existence of altruism. Students will become familiar with the altruism literature and related economic experiments and games. The role of humanitarianism in society will be explored as students perform service learning projects with local non-profit organizations. Students will learn project evaluation techniques to give insight into effective philanthropy.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5020 - Games and Economic Behavior</h2><p>Game Theory studies interactions between mutually interdependent players who are aware of this interdependence.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5030 - Intermediate Microeconomics</h2><p>Price system as allocative mechanism. Price and production policies of individual firms and consumers under alternative market conditions and analysis of these policies on social efficiency of resource allocation. Students expected to have understanding of elementary algebra and geometry. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5040 - Intermediate Macroeconomics</h2><p>Factors determining level of nation's economic activity and responsible for growth and stability in nation's economy. Part of course devoted to measures of national income while remainder consists of analysis of interrelationships among production, price levels, relative prices, employment, and capital formation. Students expected to have understanding of elementary algebra and geometry. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5050 - Managerial Economics</h2><p>Analysis of decision-making in enterprise; market environment; measurement of influence of policy and nonpolicy variables on sales and costs; sales, cost, and profit forecasting; and empirical studies of market structure and pricing. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5060 - Monetary Theory and Policy</h2><p>Emphasis on monetary economics. Money demand and supply theory and policies for minimizing cyclical fluctuations in economic activity.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5070 - Economic Data Analysis</h2><p>This course uses Microsoft Excel and other popular data analysis software on real-life small and large data sets and teaches students how to apply various software procedures to conduct data organization, visualization and perform statistical and financial analysis of economic and business data. This course also teaches students how to interpret statistical output of estimated functions and written reports for rational decision-making by using business and economic analysis.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 4.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5120 - Economics of Poverty</h2><p>Incidence, causes, measurement and analysis of poverty worldwide.This is a designated service learning course.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5120C - Economics of Poverty</h2><p>Incidence, causes, measurement and analysis of poverty worldwide.This is a designated service learning course.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5130 - Economics of the Environment</h2><p>Economic analysis of such environmental matters as air, water, and noise pollution, population growth, and land use. Emphasis placed on use of economic theory and empirical research in evaluating environmental policies. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5140 - Natural Resource Economics</h2><p>Explores the economic aspects involved in the extraction and utilization of both renewable and nonrenewable natural resources. Topics include the economics of oil and mineral extraction, groundwater use, agricultural practices, forestry, and fisheries. Allocation of property rights and economic benefits and costs of natural resource use also are examined. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5150 - Economics of Health Care</h2><p>The main topics include: Private versus social health insurance. Economics of HIV/AIDS. Rational and bounded rational addiction models. Economics of smoking, drinking, obesity. Exams involve solving numerical problems and writing short essays on health policy issues.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5200 - Labor Economics</h2><p>Demand for labor, supply of labor, household production, compensating wage differentials, education and training, discrimination, unions, and unemployment. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5220 - Economics of Human Resources</h2><p>Investigation of the decisions individuals and families make regarding education, marriage, fertility, labor supply, and child care, as well as the effects of public policy on these decisions. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5250 - Government and Economic Policy</h2><p>Survey of economic approach to analyzing public policy issues. Uses concepts of welfare economics and public choice economics, as applied to sample of policy subjects. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5300 - Public Finance</h2><p>Role played by government as user of economic resources and redistributor of incomes. Some questions explored: need for government's entry into economy, optimal size of government, selection of tax and expenditures schemes, and effects of government economic activity on private sector. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5320 - Industrial Organization</h2><p>Market structures, market conduct, and social performance of industries. Emphasis upon firms' strategic behavior in price and nonprice competition. Topics include oligopolistic pricing, strategic entry deterrence, location strategies, product quality, advertising, and research and development. Economic welfare implications of firms' behavior examined. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5340 - Economics of Antitrust</h2><p>Explores the economic behavior of the firm subject to antitrust laws. Topics include collusion, price discrimination, vertical restraints, and other behavior where the intent may be to monopolize a market. Also examines institutional incentives and economic benefits and costs of antitrust laws.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5350 - Economics of Energy</h2><p>Applies economic theory to analyzing public policy issues regarding energy production and use--including such topics as price controls, import dependency, conservation, supply outlook, and industry concentration. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5370 - Economics of Regulation</h2><p>This course examines the theory and practice of economic, health, safety, and environmental regulations.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 6002</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5400 - International Trade</h2><p>International trade patterns, theories of absolute and comparative advantage, classical and modern trade theory, tariffs, quotas, nontariff barriers, preferential trading arrangements. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5410 - International Monetary Systems</h2><p>How exchange rates are determined, fixed vs. flexible rates, government intervention, fiscal and monetary policy in open economy, transmission of inflation and unemployment among nations, international capital movements, covered interest arbitrage, forward exchange, Euro-currency markets. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5500 - Development Economics</h2><p>This course examines classic and modern theories of economic development and growth focusing on applications to the developing world. Special topics may include debt, trade, reform, foreign investment, education, health, the role of the state, and international aid. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5510 - Agricultural Development</h2><p>Patterns of agricultural development; technological and demographic changes in agriculture; socioeconomic problems; marketing arrangements; case studies of specific agricultural development projects.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5520 - Economic History of the United States</h2><p>Economic factors in development of U.S., including historical growth of economic institutions such as banking, manufacturing, labor unions, and agriculture, from colonial times to present.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5530 - European Economic History</h2><p>Economic growth of developed countries. Focus on industrial revolutions in Great Britain, France, Germany, and the former Soviet Union. Historical experience of these countries related to various theories of economic change. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5550 - Economics of Africa</h2><p>Analysis of African Economies</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5600 - Money and Banking</h2><p>Role of money and banking system in determination of national income and output. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5710 - Cost Benefit Analysis</h2><p>A systematic treatment of all the concepts underlying benefit cost analysis combined with hands on experience in using cost benefit analysis to evaluate actual public projects.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5730 - Economics of Southeast Asia</h2><p>Economic characteristics, development problems, strategies, and prospects of countries of Southeast Asia. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 4.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5740 - Economics of Latin America</h2><p>Economics of Latin American countries, prospects for economic development of the region, nature and origin of institutional obstacles to economic change. Economic heritage of colonial period and subsequent evolution of economic institutions, resources of the area and utilization, and trends in economic activity and policy in post-WWII period. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5750 - Economics of China</h2><p>This course examines the history and development of the Chinese economy. The emphasis is given to the transformation of the Chinese economy into a market economy with its special characteristics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5760 - Economics of Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia</h2><p>Study the economic characteristics, current economic problems, and future growth prospects for these economies. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5810 - Economic Statistics</h2><p>Statistical methods are developed within an economic context. Fundamental statistical topics include descriptive statistics, basic probability theory, random variables, sampling, estimation, and hypothesis testing. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5890 - Economics with SAS</h2><p>Use statistical and econometric techniques in SAS to study selected topics of current interest in the area of economics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5892 - Economics with SAS</h2><p>Students will use SAS software to conduct economic analysis.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 4.0 laboratory</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 5900 - Special Topics in Economics</h2><p>Specific course content will vary with offering.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 1.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6000 - Managerial Economics</h2><p>Measuring economic relationships, analyzing market behavior, and examining some major economic decisions of business firm.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 3030 or 3050</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6001 - Mathematical Economics Foundations</h2><p>Introduction to differential calculus, integral calculus, and linear algebra with economic and business models and applications. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 4.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6002 - Statistical Foundations</h2><p>Basic topics of statistics are discussed, including descriptive statistics, probability theory, random variables, mathematical expectation, binomial and normal distributions, sampling theory and central limit theorem, point and interval estimation, and hypothesis testing.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 4.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6003 - Mathematical Economics and Economic Statistics</h2><p>The main purpose of this course is to acquaint students with concepts, techniques, and applications of mathematical economics and economic statistics. This course covers various topics of matrix algebra, differential and integral calculus, and applied statistics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 4.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6030 - Advanced Microeconomic Theory I</h2><p>Consumer behavior under certainty and uncertainty, theory of the firm, and perfect competition.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6031 - Advanced Microeconomics Theory II</h2><p>This course is the second course in a two-course sequence in microeconomics. The course continues with the same textbook as ECON 6030 while addressing the concepts of general equilibrium, welfare economics and imperfect competition.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 6030</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6040 - Advanced Macroeconomic Theory</h2><p>Aggregate Demand (IS-LM) and Aggregate Supply, Money Supply and demand, inflation dynamics, rational expectations, real business cycle, monetary and fiscal policy, and long-run growth model.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6041 - Advanced Macroeconomic Theory II</h2><p>The course provides students with a background in macroeconomic theory at the graduate level with a focus on economic applications. The macroeconomic theory covered has an emphasis on dynamic general equilibrium models. Examples of their application to business cycles, asset pricing, fiscal and monetary policies, and growth theory are studied. The course also provides students with the mathematical tools and analytical skills needed to analyze modern dynamic macroeconomics. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 6003 and ECON 6040</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May not be retaken.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 4.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6350 - Econometrics I</h2><p>Basic topics of econometrics are discussed, including simple linear regression models, violation of classical assumptions (heteroskedasticity, autocorrelation, etc.), multiple linear regression models, multicollinearity, specification errors, dummy variables models, and basic simultaneous equations models,causality tests, unit root tests, cointegratiom tests, error correction model.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 6001 and 6002</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6360 - Econometrics II</h2><p>Advanced topics of econometrics are discussed, including convergence in distribution, multivariate normal distributions, distribution of quadratic forms, large sample tests (LR, Wald, LM tests), generalized linear regression models, seemingly unrelated regression models, simultaneous equations models, and generalized method of moments estimators.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 6350</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6370 - Applied Forecasting</h2><p>Simple forecasting methods, forecasting with econometric approach, time series methods, and the Arima models. Empirical model building using real-life data and these models.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6380 - Applied Econometrics</h2><p>Basic techniques of empirical econometric modeling are introduced and applied topics of econometrics are discussed. Applied topics include specification error tests (RESET, CUSUM, etc.), model selection tests, causality tests, unit root tests, cointegration tests, error correction models, distributed lag models, logit and probit models, limited dependent variables models, GARCH-type models, and translog cost functions.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> ECON 6350</p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6900 - Special Topics</h2><p>This class will be a seminar to cover special topics in Economics.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 15</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 1.0 lecture</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6910 - Internship</h2><p>Student will complete an internship in a position which requires economic or statistical research and analysis. Internship position must receive prior approval by the Director of Graduate Studies.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4 - 8</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 8.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 40.0 internship</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6930 - Independent Study</h2><p>Readings in selected fields in economics under direction of staff member.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 5</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 10.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 independent study</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6940 - Research</h2><p>Research in selected fields in economics under supervision of staff member.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1 - 5</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 10.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 research</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: A-F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6950 - Master's Thesis</h2><p>Writing of scholarly papers in areas of economics. Required for all master's candidates.</p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 12.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 thesis/dissertation</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6960 - Master's Paper</h2><p>Writing of scholarly papers in areas of economics. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 4</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 12.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 3.0 seminar</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>
<h2>ECON 6980 - Colloquium</h2><p>Selected topics of current interest. </p><p><strong>Requisites:</strong> </p><p><strong>Credits:</strong> 1</p><p><strong>General Education Code:</strong> May be repeated for a maximum of 2.0 hours.</p><p><strong>Repeat/Retake Information:</strong> 1.0 seminar</p><p><strong>Lecture/Lab Hours:</strong> Eligible Grades: F,CR,PR,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I</p>