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Economics - Spring 2017

ECON 190S Principles of Economics
4 credits

Wishart, D
Gwinn, L
Tiffany, F
Prerequisite: Math Placement Level 22 or 2 recommended

Introduction to basic principles of economics. Topics covered include supply and demand, marginal analysis, perfect competition, profit maximization, aggregate demand and supply, the level of employment, inflation, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and international trade. Every year.

ECON 205 Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy
2 credits
Gwinn, L
Prerequisite:  Economics 190S
Macroeconomic Stabilization Policy is a two semester hour course building on the fundamentals learned in Economics 190. The course is intended to elevate the understanding of economics, financial economics, and management majors to a level that allows them to understand the macroeconomic environment in which institutions operate and to easily transition to upper level economics courses that employ macroeconomic analysis. Economics 205 also covers the relationship between foreign exchange rate systems and the domestic economy. The course will be of interest to any student desiring further study of how central banks and governments respond to the problems of inflation and unemployment using monetary and fiscal policy. Every year.

ECON 231 European Economic History
4 credits
Wishart, D
Prerequisites: Economics 190
Examination of the evolution of capitalism in Europe from the 15th century to the present, the impact of European capitalism on economies and societies in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas, the rise and demise of centrally planned state socialist economies in Russian and the Eastern European countries, and the prospects for European economic integration. Topics presented in this course emphasize the use of principles of economics to understand historical change and the methods of empirical analysis that are commonly used by economic historians. Writing intensive. Alternate years.

ECON 280 Managerial Economics
4 credits
Tiffany, F
Prerequisites: Economics 190 and Math 120 or Math Placement 25 or 5
This course, intended for majors in Financial Economics and Business, teaches microeconomic theory and applications that will enhance future managers’ ability to use microeconomic thinking in their daily work. Topics include: competitive markets, elasticities, production, cost, imperfectly competitive markets, pricing strategies, and game theory.  Students cannot receive credit for both ECON 280 and ECON 310.

ECON 365 Law and Economics
4 credits
Wishart, D
Prerequisite: Economics 310 or permission of the instructor.
Since the early 1980s, a new field has emerged that closely connects economic analysis and legal analysis in some core areas of both the private law (property, contracts, and torts) and the public law (civil procedure and criminal law procedure), as well as constitutional law, bankruptcy law, securities regulation, and more. This course is an introduction to the scholarship associated with this new field. Alternate years.

 

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