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Economics
ECON 1559New Course in Economics (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of economics.
Course was offered Spring 2011, Fall 2010
ECON 2010Principles of Economics: Microeconomics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies demand and supply, consumer behavior, the theory of business enterprise, the operation of competitive and monopolistic markets, and the forces determining income distribution. A full introduction to economic principles warrants completion of both ECON 2010 and 2020. Students planning to take both semesters of economic principles are advised to take ECON 2010 first, though this is not required. The department recommends ECON 2010 to students intending to take only one semester of principles.
ECON 2020Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the determinants of aggregate economic activity, the effects of monetary and fiscal policy upon national income, and economic policy toward unemployment and inflation. A full introduction to economic principles warrants completion of both ECON 2010 and 2020. Students planning to take both semesters of economic principles are advised to take ECON 2010 first, though this is not required. The department recommends ECON 2010 to students intending to take only one semester of principles.
ECON 2060American Economic History (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Surveys American economic history from colonial origins to the present. Cross-listed as HIUS 2061.
ECON 2559New Course in Economics (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of economics.
Course was offered Fall 2009
ECON 3010Intermediate Microeconomics (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the theory of prices and markets; includes an analysis of the forces determining the allocation of economic resources in a market economy. Credit is not given for both ECON 3010 and 3110. Prerequisite: ECON 2010 and one of the following: MATH 1220, MATH 1320, APMA 1110.
ECON 3020Intermediate Macroeconomics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies macroeconomic theory and policy; includes an analysis of the forces determining employment, income, and the price level. Prerequisite: ECON 2020 and 3010 or 3110, or instructor permission.
ECON 3030Money and Banking (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the role of money in the economic system, with emphasis on monetary policy and theory. Prerequisite: ECON 2020.
ECON 3040The Economics of Education (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Analyzes the demand for, and supply of, education in the United States, governmental policies regarding education, and proposed reforms. Prerequisite: ECON 2010.
Course was offered Spring 2015, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
ECON 3050The Economics of Welfare Reform (3.00)
Analyzes the major government programs intended to help people with low incomes. Particularly concerned with whether programs have effects that are consistent with their justifications and how they can be redesigned to better achieve their goals. Prerequisite: ECON 2010.
ECON 3070Economics and Gender (3.00)
Examines gender differences in the economy, decision-making and the division of labor within the family, and public policies that affect the status of women. Prerequisite: ECON 2010 or instructor permission.
ECON 3110Mathematical Microeconomics (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Covers the same topics as ECON 3010 using differential calculus through constrained maximization of functions of several variables. Credit is not given for both ECON 3010 and 3110. Prerequisite: ECON 2010 and two semesters of calculus.
ECON 3330Public Choice (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies politics using economic analysis. Topics include the theory of voting rules, regulation, taxation, and interest groups; the growth of government; and the design of constitutions. Prerequisite: ECON 2010.
ECON 3559New Course in Economics (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of economics.
Course was offered Spring 2017
ECON 3630Economics of the Middle East (3.00)
Surveys major economic issues in the development of countries in the Middle East/North Africa region since World War II, using concepts in development economics. Prerequisite: ECON 2010 and 2020.
ECON 3720Introduction to Econometrics (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Guides students in the use and interpretation of economic data, focusing on the most common issues that arise in using economic data, and the methodology for solving these problems. Prerequisite: STAT 2120, STAT 3120, APMA 3110, or APMA 3120
ECON 4010Game Theory (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Analyzes the theory of strategically interdependent decision making, with applications to auctions, bargaining, oligopoly, signaling, and strategic voting. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110, and STAT 2120 or equivalent
ECON 4020Auction Theory and Practice (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Covers the building blocks of modern auction theory (e.g. First Price versus Second Price, Dutch versus English, Revenue Equivalence, Auctions of Multiple Goods), critically assesses this theory by studying recent auctions in practice (e.g. 3G auctions, milk and timber auctions, eBay versus Amazon), and applies auction theory to other, non-auction, environments (e.g. election races, take-over-bid-wars, duopoly pricing). Prerequisite: ECON 3010 and STAT 2120 or equivalent.
ECON 4060Economics of Sports (3.00)
Through a study of the extensive literature on the economics of college and professional sports, various topics in microeconomic theory, such as monopoly and cartels, racial discrimination, and the relationship between earnings and productivity, are examined. The class emphasizes the mastery of the tools of economic analysis as well as the historical and institutional factors peculiar to sports. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 and STAT 2120 or equivalent.
Course was offered Summer 2010, Spring 2010
ECON 4080Law and Economics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Applies microeconomic theory to the analysis of legal rules and institutions. Includes the effect of economic forces on the development of law, and the effect of laws on the allocation of resources. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or instructor permission.
ECON 4090Mathematical Economics (3.00)
Introduces the basic mathematical techniques used by professional economists and other quantitative social scientists: equations, derivatives, comparative statics analysis of equilibrium models, optimization, constrained optimization, integration and dynamic models, difference and differential equation models, and inequality constraints in linear and nonlinear optimization problems. The purpose of the course is to prepare students for graduate work in economics and in the more quantitative MBA program. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110 and MATH 1210 and 1220 or equivalent.
ECON 4100Managerial Economics (3.00)
Applies economic analysis to management problems in business and government. Emphasizes solving problems through marginal analysis, decision making under uncertainty, determining and using the value of information, searching and bidding, bargaining and negotiation, and analysis of transaction costs. Examines methods of capital budgeting, linear programming, game theory, and forecasting. Considers strategic decisions in markets. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110 and a course in statistics.
Course was offered Fall 2010
ECON 4150Economics of Labor (3.00)
Analyzes employment and wages, including the economics of education, unemployment, labor unions, discrimination and income inequality. Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110, and ECON 3720, or instructor permission.
ECON 4160Economics of Health (3.00)
Uses microeconomic theory to examine the demand for health services and medical care, the market for medical insurance, the behavior of physicians and hospitals, issues pertaining to malpractice, and government policy. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or ECON 3110; MATH 1220 ; ECON 3720/4720 or STAT 3220.
ECON 4170The Economics of Risk, Uncertainty, and Information (3.00)
The principles of microeconomics are used to examine decision making under uncertainty: finance, learning, savings, contracts, and oligopoly. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 and ECON 3020.
ECON 4180Regulating Infrastructure (3.00)
Analysis of ownership arrangements and regulation of infrastructure industries. Industries examined typically include telecommunications, the Internet, public utilities, and transportation facilities. Special problems posed by natural monopolies, network industries, essential facilities, and congestion. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110.
ECON 4190Industrial Organization (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies market structure, firm strategy, and market performance. Topics include strategic interactions among firms, as well as business practices such as mergers and acquisitions, price discrimination, advertising, product selection, innovation, vertical restraints, cartels, and exclusionary conduct. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110.
ECON 4195Empirical Industrial Organization (3.00)
Empirical Industrial Organization examines various timely issues related to market structure, firm strategy, and market performance by combining the analysis of data and economic theory to develop and estimate econometric models. Prerequisites: ECON 301, ECON 372
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015
ECON 4200Antitrust Policy (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies government regulation and control of business through public policies designed to promote workable competition. Prerequisite: ECON 2010.
ECON 4210International Trade: Theory and Policy (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the nature and determinants of international trade and factor movements; the effects of international trade on prices of goods and factors; the consequences of tariffs, quotas, customs unions, and other trade policies and agreements, national or international; and international trade and the balance of payments. ECON 3010 or ECON 3110; MATH 1220; ECON 3720/4720 or STAT 3220.
ECON 4220International Finance and Macroeconomics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies fixed and floating exchange rate systems. Topics include determinants of a nation's balance of international payments; macroeconomic interdependence of nations under various exchange-rate regimes and its implications for domestic stabilization policies; and the international coordination of monetary and stabilization policies. Prerequisite: ECON 3020.
ECON 4230Seminar on Trade and Development (3.00)
Examines various topics related to either international trade, Third World development, or interactions between the two. Examples include the effects of NAFTA, the WTO, multinational firms, child labor, rich country protectionism against Third World imports, volatile primary commodity markets, and how trade liberalization affects workers in rich and poor countries. The course will be structured on student presentations and directed-research projects. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or ECON 3110, and either ECON 4210 or ECON 4610.
ECON 4310Economics of the Public Sector (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the justifications for government activities, the design of programs consistent with these justifications, the effects of major existing and proposed expenditure programs and taxes, and positive and normative analyses of political systems. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110.
ECON 4320Economics of Urban Areas (3.00)
This course explores how economists think about cities. Why do cities exist? Why are they located where they are? Why do some cities grow and others decline? Within a city, what determines where people live, how they commute to work, and what they pay for housing? Topics to be treated include agglomeration economies, location theory, land use patterns and policies, urban housing and transportation, and local public goods.
ECON 4330Economics of Taxation (3.00)
Introduces the basic principles of taxation from an economic rather than an accounting perspective. The themes of the course are the incidence and efficiency of taxes who ends up paying a tax and how people change their behavior to avoid a tax. The course will focus directly on the U.S. tax system and how it treats income from work, saving, and production. Prerequisite: ECON 3010.
ECON 4340The Theory of Financial Markets (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the theory and operation of financial markets and the role of financial assets and institutions in the economic decisions of individuals, firms, and governments. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110, 3030, and STAT 2120 or equivalent. .
ECON 4350Corporate Finance (3.00)
Analyzes the theory of financing corporate operations and corporate decisions regarding the allocation of capital among alternative projects; includes the nature of financial instruments and the behavior of capital markets. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110, 3030, and STAT 2120 or equivalent.
ECON 4360Empirical Finance (3.00)
Develops and tests models of asset pricing and allocation in finance, to determine both the validity of the theories and the extent to which they should guide us in financial decision-making. Prerequisite: Must have met the Financial Economics concentration declaration prerequisites.
ECON 4365Global Financial Markets (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Study the role and the importance of the financial system in the global economy. Construct general equilibrium models that encompass the financial markets as well as the rest of the economy. These models will be used to understand the recent subprime crisis, the European sovereign debt crisis, and many market phenomena such as extreme volatility and contagion. Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110 (ECON 3020 is recommended).
Course was offered Spring 2017
ECON 4370Behavioral Finance (3.00)
Behavioral finance questions the efficient market hypothesis. In addition, this course explores noise trader models and the 'over and under reaction' debate. Readings are mostly from professional journals. Students should be quite serious about finance. Prerequisite: Econ 3010 or 3110 and ECON 4340
ECON 4380Investment Management (3.00)
This course examines the investment process used by a variety of instiutional investors. Students will study the tools and the investment challenges faced by investment managers at such institutions. These include evaluating the role of institutional investors (e.g, endowments and pensions), portfolio choice, manager choice, asset allocation, risk management, and alternative asset class investing
Course was offered Fall 2015, Spring 2014
ECON 4390The Economic Theory of Advertising (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Course deals with theories explaining the nature of advertising, and evaluates market performance in this industry, using Game Theory and Oligopoly Theory. Calculus will be used extensively. Prerequisite: STAT 2120 or equivalent, ECON 3010 or 3110, and MATH 1220 or 1320.
ECON 4400Topics in Economic History (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Comparative study of the historical development of selected advanced economies (e.g., the United States, England, Japan, continental Europe). The nations covered vary with instructor. Prerequisite: ECON 3020, or ECON 2010 and 2020 and instructor permission.
ECON 4410Economics of the European Union (3.00)
Studies the history, theory, and empirics of European economic integration. Focuses on monetary union, as well as product and factor market integration. Prerequisite: ECON 3020.
ECON 4420Macroeconomic Policy (3.00)
Integrated analysis of public policies (including: monetary, fiscal, debt-management, foreign exchange, and incomes) designed to cope with fluctuations in national income, employment, and the price level, and to influence the rate of economic growth. Emphasizes policies adopted during specific historical episodes and the theory of macroeconomic policy. Prerequisite: ECON 3020.
ECON 4430Environmental Economics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Explores the origins of environmental problems, how to measure the value of environmental amenities, and the efficacy of specific forms of regulation, including mandated technologies, taxes, subsidies, and pollution permit trading. Topics include air and water pollution, climate change, the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, and sustainable development. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110.
ECON 4440Economic Inequality (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Economic analysis of the growth of income and wealth inequality since 1980, in the United States and around the world. Emphasis on measuring inequality, understanding the causes of growing inequality, and possible policy responses.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Fall 2016
ECON 4559New Course in Economics (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of economics.
ECON 4590Majors Seminar (1.00 - 2.00)
Reading, discussion, and research in selected topics. Topics vary by instructor and course may be taken for credit more than once. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECON 4610Economic Development (3.00)
Studies the peculiar problems of economic growth in underdeveloped countries. Emphasizes public policies for both the countries themselves and the more developed countries and international agencies. Prerequisite: ECON 2020; ECON 3010 or ECON 3110; ECON 3720/4720 or STAT 3220.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
ECON 4620Seminar on Development Economics (3.00)
This course covers important topics in development economics, such as health, education, gender, environment, institutions, and infrastructure. The primary goal of the course is to prepare students to conduct and evaluate empirical research in development economics. To this end, the course will cover empirical tools necessary to study the problems facing developing economies. Requisites: ECON 3010, ECON 3720 and/or ECON 4720
Course was offered Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2012
ECON 4660Economy of Japan (3.00)
Reviews Japan's economic development from the Tokugawa Era onward, and then explores different sectors and issues of the modern Japanese economy. Prerequisite: ECON 3020 or permission of instructor.
ECON 4710Economic Forecasting (3.00)
Analyzes the theory and practice of forecasting economic variables using models for linear stochastic processes, including specifying, estimating, and diagnosing models of economic time series. Prerequisite: MATH 1220; ECON 3720/4720 or STAT 3220.
Course was offered Fall 2011
ECON 4720Econometric Methods (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Meets concurrently with ECON 5720. Studies the application of statistical methods to the testing and estimation of economic relationships. Emphasizes applied econometric studies and the problems that arise when analyzing time series and cross section data by means of stochastic linear models. Prerequisite: ECON 3720 or STAT 3120 or STAT 3220 or APMA 3110 or APMA 3120. In addition, students must have completed or be concurrently taking Math 3350, or Math 3351, or APMA 3080.
ECON 4810Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (3.00)
Studies macroeconomic theory beyond the intermediate level. Emphasizes dynamic aspect of macroeconomic analysis under uncerainty, asset pricing, and various topics of macroeconomic policy. Includes a review of basic mathematical tools and models of economic growth. Prerequisites: ECON 3010 and ECON 3020
ECON 4820Experimental Economics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Explores the use of laboratory methods to study economic behavior. Topics include experimental design, laboratory technique, financial incentives, and analysis of data. Emphasizes applications: bargaining, auctions, market price competition, market failures, voting, contributions to public goods, lottery choice decisions, and the design of electronic markets for financial assets. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110 and a course in statistics, or instructor permission.
ECON 4880Seminar in Policy Analysis (3.00)
Introduces the methods used to estimate the effects of existing and proposed government programs. Methods will be illustrated with applications to several areas of government policy. Students will complete an empirical policy analysis under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110, ECON 3720, and ECON 4310.
ECON 4990Distinguished Majors Seminar (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Required for Distinguished Majors. An introduction to economic research and the writing of a Distinguished Majors thesis. Although the course is intended for Distinguished Majors, other highly motivated and accomplished students may be admitted if space permits. Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110; and either 3720 or 4720 or instructor permission.
ECON 4993Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Independent study under the direction of a regular faculty member. Students may not use this class to obtain academic credit for a summer internship. Prerequisite: GPA of 3.300 in UVa ECON courses.
ECON 4995Supervised Research (1.00 - 3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Research under the direction of a regular faculty member. Students may not use this class to obtain academic credit for a summer internship.Prerequisite: GPA of 3.300 in UVa ECON courses.
ECON 4999Distinguished Majors Thesis (1.00 - 3.00)
Supervised research culminating in the writing of a Distinguished Majors thesis. Restricted to members of the Distinguished Majors Program.
ECON 5090Introduction to Mathematical Economics I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies topics in univariate and multivariate calculus and linear algebra. Includes applications to the theory of economic statics. Prerequisite: One semester of calculus and one additional semester of college mathematics, or instructor permission.
ECON 5100Introduction to Mathematical Economics II (3.00)
Studies topics in the theories of difference and differential equations and dynamic optimization. Includes applications to the theory of economic dynamics. Prerequisite: ECON 5090 or instructor permission.
ECON 5352British Economic History Since 1850 (3.00)
Studies the structure, performance, and policy in the British economy since 1850, focusing on the causes and consequences of Britain's relative economic decline. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2017, Spring 2014
ECON 5520Special Topics in Economics (3.00)
Graduate students combine course work in an upper-level undergraduate economics course with additional special assignments. Because topics vary with instructor, this course may be repeated for credit Prerequisite: Graduate standing and instructor permission.
Course was offered Spring 2016
ECON 5559New Course in Economics (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of economics.
ECON 5720Econometric Methods (3.00)
Meets concurrently with ECON 4720. Studies the application of statistical methods to the testing and estimation of economic relationships. Emphasizes applied econometric studies and the problems that arise when analyzing time series and cross section data by means of stochastic linear models. Prerequisite: Math 1220 and one of the following statistics courses: ECON 3710, ECON 3720, STAT 3120, STAT 3220, APMA 3110, APMA 3120, or permission of instructor.
ECON 7010Microeconomic Theory I (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the theory of consumer and producer choice. Includes partial equilibrium analysis of competitive and imperfectly competitive markets. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
ECON 7020Macroeconomic Theory I (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduces macroeconomic theory, emphasizing economic growth and the business cycle. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
ECON 7030Microeconomic Theory II (4.00)
Studies general equilibrium analysis, welfare economics, externalities, and public goods. Prerequisite: ECON 7010 or instructor permission.
ECON 7040Macroeconomic Theory II (4.00)
Studies advanced topics in the theory of money and income. Prerequisite: ECON 7020 or instructor permission.
ECON 7559New Course in Economics (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of economics.
ECON 7710Econometrics I (4.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the concepts and basic techniques of probability theory and statistical inference. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
ECON 7720Econometrics II (4.00)
Development of the linear and non-linear regression models including hypothesis testing, specification, instrumental variables, generalized least squares, and asymtotic distribution theory. Includes an introduction to identification and estimation of simultaneous equation models. Prerequisite: ECON 7710 or instructor permission.
ECON 8010Microeconomic Theory III (4.00)
Studies advanced topics in microeconomic theory such as uncertainty, imperfect information, imperfect competition, game theory, capital theory and dynamic analysis. Prerequisite: ECON 7030 or instructor permission.
ECON 8050American Economic History (3.00)
Studies the economic evolution of the United States. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2012, Spring 2011
ECON 8150Economics of Labor Markets (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Introduction to labor economics, including economic aspects of employment, wages, schooling, labor unions, and discrimination. Prerequisite: ECON 7030 and 7720 or instructor permission.
ECON 8160Seminar in Labor Economics and Development (3.00)
Studies advanced topics in labor economics, emphasizing applications to developing countries. Cross-listed as ECON 8190. Prerequisite: ECON 8150 and 7720.
ECON 8170Industrial Organization I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the industrial structure of the economy and its effects on allocation of resources. Prerequisite: ECON 7030 or instructor permission.
ECON 8180Industrial Organization II (3.00)
Advanced study of selected problems in industrial organization. Prerequisite: ECON 8170 or instructor permission.
ECON 8190Economics of Underdeveloped Areas (3.00)
Studies advanced topics in labor economics, emphasizing applications to developing countries. Cross-listed as ECON 8160.
ECON 8210International Trade Theory (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the theory of international trade and analysis of the economic effects of tariffs, quotas, and other departures from free trade. Prerequisite: ECON 7030 or instructor permission.
ECON 8220International Finance (3.00)
Topics include the balance of payments, long-term and short-term capital movements, the international money market, international monetary standards, international equilibrium and the mechanism of adjustment, exchange variations, and the objectives of international monetary policies. Prerequisite: ECON 7020 or instructor permission.
ECON 8230Advanced Topics in International Trade (3.00)
The course studies very recent papers on International Trade, or the "micoreconomics of globalization," in order to get students conversant with current research. By the end of the semester, students should be ready to explore potential dissertation topics in the field. Prerequisites: ECON 8210 or permission of Instructor
ECON 8310Public Economics I (3.00)
Topics include the justifications for government activities; principles of program analysis; illustrative theoretical and empirical analysis of expenditure programs; and theories of political processes. Prerequisite: ECON 7030 or instructor permission.
ECON 8320Public Economics II (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies the foundations of excess burden, incidence analysis, and optimal taxation; studies of taxation; general equilibrium analysis for tax policy; and the study of tax reform. Prerequisite: ECON 7030 or instructor permission.
ECON 8350Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Advanced study of selected topics in macro- and monetary economics, with and emphasis on theoretical and computational issues. Prerequisite: ECON 7040 or instructor permission.
ECON 8360Empirical Macroeconomics (3.00)
Advanced study of selected topics in macro and monetary economics, with an emphasis on empirical methods. Prerequisite: ECON 7040 or instructor permission.
ECON 8410Applied Microeconomics Workshop (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies current research in applied microeconomics. Prerequisite: Third-year status or instructor permission.
ECON 8420Macroeconomics Workshop (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies current research in macroeconomics. Prerequisite: Third-year status or instructor permission.
ECON 8430Economic Theory Workshop (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies current research in economic theory. Prerequisite: Third-year status or instructor permission.
ECON 8440International Trade and Development Workshop (3.00)
Studies current research in finance. Prerequisite: Third-year status or instructor permission.
ECON 8450Public Economics Workshop (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies current research in public economics. Prerequisite: Third-year status or instructor permission.
ECON 8460Econometrics Workshop (3.00)
Studies current research in econometrics. Prerequisite: Third-year status or instructor permission.
ECON 8559New Course in Economics (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of economics.
ECON 8710Cross Section Econometrics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Studies econometric tools for the analysis of cross-section and qualitative data. Prerequisite: ECON 7720 or instructor permission.
ECON 8720Time Series Econometrics (3.00)
Studies econometric techniques for the analysis of economic time series. Prerequisite: ECON 7720 or instructor permission.
ECON 8730Econometric Methods for Data-Rich Environments (3.00)
"Traditional" econometric inference is hard to implement in "big data" settings. This course provides a bridge between highly efficient scalable tools from Machine Learning and nonparametric econometric models. The focus will be on developing non-parametric models of large datasets, establishing uniform consistency results for the analyzed models, and bridging the computational efficiency and statistical properties of the estimators.
Course was offered Fall 2015
ECON 8820Experimental Economics (3.00)
Analysis of the use of laboratory methods to study economic behavior. Topics include experimental design, laboratory technique, and nonparametric analysis of data. Emphasizes using controlled observations to evaluate alternative economic theories and policies. Applications include bargaining, auctions, oligopoly, asymmetric information, voting, public goods, financial markets, and tests of expected utility and game theories. Prerequisite: ECON 7010 or instructor permission.
Course was offered Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
ECON 8991Research Methods in Economics (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
The course focuses on developing research ideas into a formal paper. Students work in small groups with the instructor, completing writing assignments that form the body of a scholarly paper and offering critical evaluations of other students' assignments. Prerequisite: Third-year status or instructor permission.
ECON 8998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
ECON 8999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
ECON 9550Selected Research Problems in Economics I (3.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
Advanced research into specific economic problems under detailed faculty supervision.
ECON 9559New Course in Economics (1.00 - 4.00)
New course in the subject of economics.
ECON 9998Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For doctoral research, to be taken only in the first semester after passing a field exam, and before a dissertation director has been selected.
ECON 9999Non-Topical Research (1.00 - 12.00)
Offered
Fall 2017
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of the first reader or prospective first reader.