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Fall 2017

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ECON B105-001Introduction to EconomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWCarpenter Library 21Ceglowski,J.
ECON B105-002Introduction to EconomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHTaylor Hall ESfekas,A.
ECON B105-003Introduction to EconomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHDalton Hall 300Sfekas,A.
ECON B200-001Intermediate MicroeconomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHDalton Hall 119Nutting,A.
ECON B213-001Taming the Modern CorporationSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHCollege Hall 102Sfekas,A.
ECON B225-001Economic DevelopmentSemester / 1Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHDalton Hall 119Rock,M.
ECON B242-001Economics of Local Environmental ProgramsSemester / 1Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MWDalton Hall 25Ross,D.
ECON B313-001Industrial Organization and Public PolicySemester / 1Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MWDalton Hall 10Ross,D.
ECON B316-001International MacroeconomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MWDalton Hall 1Ceglowski,J.
ECON B324-001The Economics of Discrimination and InequalitySemester / 1Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHDalton Hall 6Nutting,A.
ECON B385-001Democracy and DevelopmentSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHDalton Hall 25Rock,M.
ECON B395-001Research Seminar in Economic DevelopmentSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM WDalton Hall 1Rock,M.

Spring 2018

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
ECON B105-001Introduction to EconomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHTaylor Hall ENutting,A.
ECON B105-002Introduction to EconomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHTaylor Hall ENutting,A.
ECON B202-001Intermediate MacroeconomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHDalton Hall 119Ceglowski,J.
ECON B207-001Money and BankingSemester / 1Lecture: 8:25 AM- 9:45 AM TTHDalton Hall 119Clarke,M.
ECON B217-001Health EconomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MWDalton Hall 2Sfekas,A.
ECON B234-001Environmental EconomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTHDalton Hall 25Ross,D.
ECON B236-001The Economics of GlobalizationSemester / 1Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTHDalton Hall 1Ceglowski,J.
ECON B253-001Introduction to EconometricsSemester / 1Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTHDalton Hall 25Ross,D.
ECON B304-001EconometricsSemester / 1Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MWDalton Hall 2Sfekas,A.
ECON B314-001The Economics of Social PolicySemester / 1Lecture: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MWDalton Hall 6Sfekas,A.
ECON B393-001Research Seminar in Industrial and Environmental RegulationSemester / 1Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM WDalton Hall 10Ross,D.
ECON B394-001Research Seminar: Labor EconomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM WDalton Hall 10Nutting,A.
ECON B396-001Research Seminar: International EconomicsSemester / 1Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM WDalton Hall 212ACeglowski,J.

Fall 2018

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2017-18 Catalog Data

ECON B105 Introduction to Economics
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
An introduction to micro- and macroeconomics: opportunity cost, supply and demand; consumer choice, the firm and output decisions; market structures; efficiency and market failure; the determination of national income, including government spending, money and interest rates; unemployment, inflation and public policy. Prerequisites: Quantitative Readiness Required.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

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ECON B200 Intermediate Microeconomics
Fall 2017
Systematic development of the analytical framework economists use to explain the behavior of consumers and firms. Determination of price; partial and general equilibria; welfare economics. Application to current economic problems. Prerequisite: ECON B105, MATH B101 (or equivalent), one 200-level economics elective.

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ECON B202 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Spring 2018
The goal of this course is to provide a thorough understanding of the behavior of the aggregate economy and the likely effects of government stabilization policies. Models of output, inflation, unemployment and interest rates are developed, along with theories of consumption, investment, economic growth, exchange rates and the trade balance. These models are used to analyze the likely macroeconomic effects of fiscal and monetary policies and to explore current macroeconomic issues and problems. Prerequisites: ECON 105, MATH B101 (or equivalent), and one 200-level Economics elective (most 200 level courses, excluding required courses for the major).

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ECON B207 Money and Banking
Spring 2018
Analysis of the development and present organization of the financial system of the United States, focusing on the monetary and payment systems, financial markets, and financial intermediaries. May not be taken by students who have completed ECON 307. Prerequisites: ECON 105.

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ECON B208 Labor Economics
Not offered 2017-18
Analysis of labor markets. Focuses on the economic forces and public policies that determine wage rates and unemployment. Specific topics include: human capital, family decision marking, discrimination, immigration, technological change, compensating differentials, and signaling. Prerequisite: ECON B105.

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ECON B213 Taming the Modern Corporation
Fall 2017
Introduction to the economics of industrial organization and regulation, focusing on policy options for ensuring that corporations enhance economic welfare and the quality of life. Topics include firm behavior in imperfectly competitive markets; theoretical bases of antitrust laws; regulation of product and occupational safety, environmental pollution, and truth in advertising. Prerequisite: ECON B105.

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ECON B214 Public Finance
Not offered 2017-18
Analysis of government's role in resource allocation, emphasizing effects of tax and expenditure programs on income distribution and economic efficiency. Topics include sources of inefficiency in markets and possible government responses; federal budget composition; social insurance and antipoverty programs; U.S. tax structure and incidence. Prerequisites: ECON B105.
Counts toward Health Studies

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ECON B215 Urban Economics
Not offered 2017-18
Micro- and macroeconomic theory applied to urban economic behavior. Topics include housing and land use; transportation; urban labor markets; urbanization; and demand for and financing of urban services. Prerequisite: ECON B105.

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ECON B217 Health Economics
Spring 2018
Economic analysis of the health sector. The demand for medical care (the role of uncertaintly, insurance, and health as human capital); the supply of medical care (the market for medical education, the derived demand for medical inputs, investments in capital and research and development, quality v. quantity of supply, models of hospital and physician behavior); cost containment and other health-related government policies; and the role of health in developing economics. Prerequisite: ECON B105.

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ECON B225 Economic Development
Fall 2017
Examination of the issues related to and the policies designed to promote economic development in the developing economies of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Focus is on why some developing economies grow faster than others and why some growth paths are more equitable, poverty reducing, and environmentally sustainable than others. Includes consideration of the impact of international trade and investment policy, macroeconomic policies (exchange rate, monetary and fiscal policy) and sector policies (industry, agriculture, education, population, and environment) on development outcomes in a wide range of political and institutional contexts. Prerequisite: ECON B105.
Counts toward Environmental Studies
Counts toward International Studies

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ECON B234 Environmental Economics
Spring 2018
Introduction to the use of economic analysis to explain the underlying behavioral causes of environmental and natural resource problems and to evaluate policy responses to them. Topics may include air and water pollution; the economic theory of externalities, public goods and the depletion of resources; cost-benefit analysis; valuing non-market benefits and costs; economic justice; and sustainable development. Prerequisites: ECON B105.
Counts toward Environmental Studies

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ECON B236 The Economics of Globalization
Spring 2018
An introduction to international economics through theory, policy issues, and problems. The course surveys international trade and finance, as well as topics in international economics. It investigates why and what a nation trades, the consequences of such trade, the role of trade policy, the behavior and effects of exchange rates, and the macroeconomic implications of trade and capital flows. Topics may include the economics of free trade areas, world financial crises, outsourcing, immigration, and foreign investment. Prerequisites: ECON B105. The course is not open to students who have taken ECON B316 or B348.
Counts toward International Studies

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ECON B242 Economics of Local Environmental Programs
Fall 2017
Considers the determinants of human impact on the environment at the neighborhood or community level and policy responses available to local government. How can economics help solve and learn from the problems facing rural and suburban communities? The instructor was a local township supervisor who will share the day-to-day challenges of coping with land use planning, waste disposal, dispute resolution, and the provision of basic services. Prerequisite: ECON B105.
Counts toward Environmental Studies
Counts toward Praxis Program

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ECON B243 Economic Inequality and Government Policy Choices
Not offered 2017-18
This course will examine the U.S. economy and the effects of government policy choices. The class will focus on the potential trade-offs between economic efficiency and greater economic equality. Some of the issues that will be explored include tax, education, and health care policies. Different perspectives on issues will be examined. Prerequisite: ECON B105.

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ECON B253 Introduction to Econometrics
Spring 2018
An introduction to econometric terminology and reasoning. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. Particular emphasis is placed on regression analysis and on the use of data to address economic issues. The required computational techniques are developed as part of the course. Class cannot be taken if you have taken H203 or H204. Prerequisites: ECON B105 and a 200-level elective.
Quantitative Methods (QM)

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ECON B304 Econometrics
Spring 2018
The econometric theory presented in ECON 253 is further developed and its most important empirical applications are considered. Each student does an empirical research project using multiple regression and other statistical techniques. Prerequisites: ECON 203 or 204 or 253; ECON 200 or both 202 and MATH 201.

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ECON B313 Industrial Organization and Public Policy
Fall 2017
The study of the interaction of buyers, sellers and government in imperfectly competitive markets. Prerequisites: ECON 200 and ECON B253 or 304.

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ECON B314 The Economics of Social Policy
Spring 2018
Introduces students to the economic rationale behind government programs and the evaluation of government programs. Topics include health insurance, social security, unemployment and disability insurance, and education. Additionally, the instructor and students will jointly select topics of special interest to the class. Emphasis will be placed on the use of statistics to evaluate social policy. Prerequisites: ECON 200; ECON 253 or 304.

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ECON B316 International Macroeconomics
Fall 2017
Examines the theory of, and current issues in, international macroeconomics and international finance. Considers the role of international factors in macroeconomic performance; policy-making in an open economy; exchange rate systems and exchange rate behavior; international financial integration; and international financial crises. Prerequisite: ECON B202; ECON 253 or 304.

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ECON B324 The Economics of Discrimination and Inequality
Fall 2017
Explores the causes and consequences of discrimination and inequality in economic markets. Topics include economic theories of discrimination and inequality, evidence of contemporary race- and gender-based inequality, detecting discrimination, identifying sources of racial and gender inequality, and identifying sources of overall economic inequality. Additionally, the instructor and students will jointly select supplementary topics of specific interest to the class. Possible topics include: discrimination in historical markets, disparity in legal treatments, issues of family structure, and education gaps. Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: At least one 200-level applied microeconomics elective; ECON 253 or 304; ECON 200.
Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ECON B331 Human Capital Accumulation and Development
Not offered 2017-18
Education stands at the center of a range of important policy and methodological issues in low and high income countries alike. To what extent does human capital accumulation contribute to economic growth, reduce income inequality and increase intergenerational mobility? Why do some groups in low income economies, e.g., men and children from relatively high income families, tend to accumulate more human capital than other groups, e.g., women and children of the poor? Why have governments intervened in the market for education, and what have been the efficiency and equity consequences? Prerequisites: ECON 200 and (ECON 253 or ECON 304).

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ECON B335 East Asian Development
Not offered 2017-18
Identifies the core economic and political elements of an East Asian newly industrializing economies (NIEs) development model. Assesses the performance of this development model in Northeast (China, South Korea and Taiwan) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) in a comparative perspective. Considers the debate over the impact of interventionist and selective development policies associated with this model on the development successes and failures of the East Asian NIEs. Evaluates the impact of democratization in several of these polities on both the core development model identified as well as on development performance. Prerequisite:ECON 225; ECON 200 or 202; and ECON 253 or 304; or permission of instructor.

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ECON B348 International Trade
Not offered 2017-18
Study of the major theories offered to explain international trade. Includes analyses of the effects of trade barriers (tariffs, quotas, non-tariff barriers), trade liberalization, and foreign investment by multinational corporations on growth, poverty, inequality, and the environment. Prerequisite: ECON B200.

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ECON B350 Policy Analysis and Economic Advocacy
Not offered 2017-18
The goal of this seminar is mastering the ability to translate the fruits of academic research and applied economic analysis for audiences outside of the academy. Participants will collaborate with faculty colleagues in the production of publishable advocacy papers in the context of two topical policy modules. Prerequisites: ECON 200; ECON 202; ECON 253 or 304; and at least one 200-level elective.

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ECON B385 Democracy and Development
Fall 2017
From 1974 to the late 1990's the number of democracies grew from 39 to 117. This "third wave," the collapse of communism and developmental successes in East Asia have led some to argue the triumph of democracy and markets. Since the late 1990's, democracy's third wave has stalled, and some fear a reverse wave and democratic breakdowns. We will question this phenomenon through the disciplines of economics, history, political science and sociology drawing from theoretical, case study and classical literature. Prerequisites: ECON 200; ECON 253 or 304; and one course in Political Science OR Junior or Senior Standing in Political Science OR Permission of the Instructor.
Counts toward International Studies
Counts toward Peace, Justice and Human Rights

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ECON B393 Research Seminar in Industrial and Environmental Regulation
Spring 2018
Thesis seminar. Each student does a semester-long research project on a relevant topic of interest. Research topics include the interaction of buyers, sellers, and government in imperfectly competitive markets: the causes and responses to environmental and natural resources degradation. Prerequisite: ECON B200; B253 or B304; B234 or B313.

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ECON B394 Research Seminar: Labor Economics
Spring 2018
Thesis seminar. Each student does a semester-long research project on a relevant topic of interest. Research topics in discrimination, unionization, human capital, migration, labor supply, labor demand, and employment/unemployment are appropriate. Prerequisites: ECON 200; ECON 208 or 324; ECON 253 or 304.
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

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ECON B395 Research Seminar in Economic Development
Fall 2017
Thesis seminar. Each student is expected to engage in a semester long research project on a relevant topic in economic development. The major work product for the seminar is a senior research paper of refereed journal article length. Students are expected to participate in all group meetings and all one-on-one meetings with the professor. This is a course for majors writing a senior thesis in economic development. Prerequisites: ECON 225 or ECON H240 and ECON B200 or B202; and ECON 253 OR 304.

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ECON B396 Research Seminar: International Economics
Spring 2018
Thesis seminar. Each student does a semester-long research project on a relevant topic of interest. Research topics in international trade or trade policy, international finance, international macroeconomics, and international economic integration are appropriate. Prerequisites: ECON 316 and 202 or ECON 348 and 200; ECON 253 or 304.

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ECON B403 Supervised Work
An economics major may elect to do individual research. A semester-long research paper is required; it satisfies the 300-level research paper requirement. Students who register for 403 must submit an application form before the beginning of the semester (the form is available from the department chair). The permission of both the supervising faculty member and department chair is required.

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ECON B403 Supervised Work
An economics major may elect to do individual research. A semester-long research paper is required; it satisfies the 300-level research paper requirement. Students who register for 403 must submit an application form before the beginning of the semester (the form is available from the department chair). The permission of both the supervising faculty member and department chair is required.

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