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Economics Courses (ECO)

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

510 Law and Economics (3:3)

Pr. ECO 301

Taught as Writing Intensive and Speaking Intensive

Applies economic theory in analysis of law. Presents framework for analysis, examines property rights, studies public regulation, and examines antitrust laws. (Spring)

513 Directed Studies in Economics I (1–3)

Pr. 21 s.h. of economics and permission of instructor

Individual study of economic problems of special interest to the student. Regular conferences with instructor required.

517 American Economic History: Colonial Times to 1865 (3:3)

Pr. ECO 201

Evolution of the American economy through the Civil War. Emphasis on sources of economic growth and welfare. (Same as HIS 517)

518 American Economic History: 1865 to Present (3:3)

Pr. ECO 201

Evolution of the American economy from the Civil War to present. Emphasis on economic performance through time measured against goals of full employment, price stability, and rapid growth. Course taught as Writing Intensive (WI) and Speaking Intensive (SI). (Spring) (Same as HIS 518)

523 Topics in Public Policy (3:3)

Pr. ECO 301

Taught as Writing Intensive and Speaking Intensive

Examination of market failure, public goods, economic efficiency, and income incidence, allocative effects, and public policy. (Fall)

530 Urban and Regional Economics (3:3)

Pr. ECO 301

Application of analytical tools of economics to explain economic organization of cities, metropolitan areas, and larger regions and to deal with their economic problems. Problem areas analyzed include growth, poverty, housing, transportation.

553 Economic Forecasting (3:3)

Pr. ECO 351

Forecasting economic trends and fluctuations. Applications for regression analysis, exponential smoothing techniques, and Box-Jenkins procedures to forecast such economic variables as gross national product and unemployment levels.

555 History of Economic Thought (3:3)

Pr. ECO 202

Course taught as Writing Intensive (WI) and Speaking Intensive (SI)

Main currents in evolution of economic thought with emphasis on classical and neoclassical schools and developments in economic ideas during twentieth century. (Fall)

570 Topics in Labor Economics (3:3)

Pr. ECO 301

Advanced theory and research related to labor supply and demand theory, investments in human capital, job search theory, migration, unemployment, theories of discrimination, income distribution theory, and public policy.

575 Industrial Organization and Public Policy (3:3)

Pr. ECO 301

Theoretical and empirical study of firms relative to their rivals, suppliers, and customers. Use of theory and industry studies to understand the nature of competition and consequences of imperfect competition.

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin
for additional graduate-level courses.