Courses

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

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Fall 2022 ECON

Course Title Schedule/Units Meeting Type Times/Days Location / Instruction Mode Instr(s)
ECON B105-001 Introduction to Economics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Taylor Hall F
In Person
Anti,S.
ECON B105-002 Introduction to Economics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Taylor Hall E
In Person
Mukherjee,P.
ECON B202-001 Intermediate Macroeconomics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Dalton Hall 1
In Person
Ceglowski,J.
ECON B205-002 Financial Economics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Dalton Hall 25
In Person
Kang,H.
ECON B207-002 Money and Banking 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Carpenter Library 21
In Person
Kang,H.
ECON B214-001 Public Finance 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Old Library 116
In Person
Mukherjee,P.
ECON B217-001 Health Economics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Dalton Hall 119
In Person
Kim,J.
ECON B236-001 Introduction to International Economics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Old Library 116
In Person
Mukherjee,P.
ECON B253-001 Introduction to Econometrics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Carpenter Library 21
In Person
Anti,S.
ECON B314-001 The Economics of Social Policy 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Dalton Hall 6
In Person
Kim,J.
ECON B316-001 International Macroeconomics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Dalton Hall 1
In Person
Ceglowski,J.
ECON B317-001 The Economics of Agricultural and Rural Development 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Dalton Hall 10
In Person
Anti,S.
ECON B396-001 Research Seminar: International Economics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Dalton Hall 212E
In Person
Ceglowski,J.

Spring 2023 ECON

Course Title Schedule/Units Meeting Type Times/Days Location / Instruction Mode Instr(s)
ECON B105-001 Introduction to Economics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH In Person Mukherjee,P.
ECON B105-002 Introduction to Economics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Dalton Hall 119
In Person
Kim,J.
ECON B200-001 Intermediate Microeconomics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Dalton Hall 119
In Person
Nutting,A.
ECON B207-001 Money and Banking 1Semester / 1 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW In Person Kang,H.
ECON B208-001 Labor Economics 1Semester / 1 LEC: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW In Person Nutting,A.
ECON B225-001 Economic Development 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH In Person Kang,H.
ECON B304-001 Econometrics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Dalton Hall 119
In Person
Kim,J.
ECON B311-001 Game Theory and Applications 1Semester / 1 LEC: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH In Person Mukherjee,P.
ECON B348-001 International Trade 1Semester / 1 LEC: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MW In Person Kang,H.
ECON B394-001 Research Seminar: Labor Economics 1Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM W Dalton Hall 212A
In Person
Kim,J.

Fall 2023 ECON

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

2022-23 Catalog Data: ECON

ECON B105 Introduction to Economics

Fall 2022, Spring 2023

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

Spring 2023

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. ECON H201 does not count as an elective.

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ECON B202 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Fall 2022

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. ECON H201 does not count as an elective.

Course does not meet an Approach

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ECON B205 Financial Economics

Fall 2022

The class covers the economics of how people working in financial markets and intermediaries solve problems associated with: 1) fund raising and 2) risk management. The course covers the emergence of financial markets in history to understand the current financial system, the economics of intertemporal choice, the measurement and management of risk in asset allocation, the capital asset pricing model, the arbitrage pricing theory, derivatives, the economics of banking, capital structure and closes with historical perspectives on financial market crises. Prerequisites: ECON B105 ?Strongly recommended: Econ B253, Econ H203, Econ H204, or another 200-level statistics course.

Quantitative Methods (QM)

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ECON B207 Money and Banking

Fall 2022, Spring 2023

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

Spring 2023

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 Industrial organization and Antitrust

Not offered 2022-23

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

Fall 2022

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 2022-23

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

Fall 2022

Economic analysis of the health sector. The demand for health care (demand curve for health care and health as human capital); the supply of health care (models of hospital and physician behavior); socioeconomic disparity in health; the demand for health insurance (the role of uncertainty, adverse selection, and moral hazard); health care systems in the U.S. and around the world. Prerequisite: ECON B105.

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ECON B225 Economic Development

Spring 2023

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 B236 Introduction to International Economics

Fall 2022

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, globalized production, the role of trade policy, the economics of immigration, the behavior and effects of exchange rates, and the macroeconomic implications of trade and capital flows.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

Not offered 2022-23

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 B253 Introduction to Econometrics

Fall 2022

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. ECON H201 does not count as an elective.

Quantitative Methods (QM)

Counts Toward Data Science

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ECON B255 Economic Crises and the Policy Response

Not offered 2022-23

Analysis of macroeconomic and financial crises and the effectiveness of alternative policy responses through different perspectives including economic history and recent developments in macroeconomic theory. May not be taken by students who have completed ECON H307. Prerequisite: ECON B105.

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

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ECON B304 Econometrics

Spring 2023

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 B253 or ECON H203 or ECON H204 and ECON B200 or ECON B202 and MATH B201 or permission of instructor.

Counts Toward Data Science

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ECON B311 Game Theory and Applications

Spring 2023

Game theory studies interactions between people, corporations, institutions, or countries in which each player recognizes their strategic interdependence with the others in the game. Many economic decisions in the real world have such strategic interdependence. The course uses theoretical models and techniques from game theory to examine economic incentives in various strategic scenarios. Applications may include oligopoly, zero and nonzero sum games, cooperative and noncooperative games, asymmetric information, adverse selection, signaling, and bargaining models. Prerequisite: B200.

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ECON B314 The Economics of Social Policy

Fall 2022

Introduces students to the economic rationale behind U.S. government programs and the evaluation of U.S. social policies. Topics include minimum wage, unemployment, safety net programs, education, health insurance, and climate change. 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. Writing intensive. Prerequisites: ECON B200 and (ECON B253 or ECON B304)

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ECON B316 International Macroeconomics

Fall 2022

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. Writing Intensive.Prerequisite: ECON B202 and ECON 253 or 304.

Counts Toward International Studies

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ECON B317 The Economics of Agricultural and Rural Development

Fall 2022

Close to 900 million people living in extreme poverty live in rural regions and derive their income from agriculture. Many of them practice subsistence farming, consuming only what they grow. This class examines the economics of agricultural systems in poor countries, the challenges facing them, and why they account for such a large share of the world's poor. The class will do this from the perspectives of microeconomic theory, econometric research, development economics, environmental economics, and political economy. Writing Intensive. Prerequisite: ECON B200: Intermediate Microeconomics and either ECON B253: Introduction to Econometrics or ECON B304: Econometrics

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

Counts Toward International Studies

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ECON B324 The Economics of Discrimination and Inequality

Not offered 2022-23

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 B335 East Asian Development

Not offered 2022-23

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

Spring 2023

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 B385 Democracy and Development

Not offered 2022-23

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

Not offered 2022-23

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, B242 or B313 required.

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ECON B394 Research Seminar: Labor Economics

Spring 2023

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 314 or 324; ECON 253 or 304.

Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)

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ECON B395 Research Seminar in Economic Development

Not offered 2022-23

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 course is only open to economics 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

Fall 2022

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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Department of Economics

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Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-5030 or 610-526-5331

Dawn Lord, Administrative Assistant
dlord@brynmawr.edu