Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Economics: ECO

ECO 380. Research Course.

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor and the graduate adviser in economics.

ECO 180D, 380D. Internship in Economics.

Restricted to Master's students in the Economics Option III program. Practical working involvement with an appropriate business, government or research agency, or similar institution. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester; additional hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Consent of the program adviser.

ECO 380M. Regional Economics.

Survey of theoretical and empirical literature related to location theory, regional development, regional disparities, growth and function of cities, and political economy of spatial planning. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics, and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.

ECO 380N. Urban Economics.

Provides an economic analysis of pressing urban problems such as poverty, housing, transportation, environment, and finance. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics, and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.

ECO 180P, 380P. Internship in Economics.

Restricted to economics PhD students. Practical working involvement with an appropriate business, government or research agency, or similar institution. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester; additional hours to be arranged. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ECO 381K. Seminar in Money and Banking.

Topics include monetary policy and problems, theory of central banking, and money and banking history. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 383K. Seminar in General Economic History.

Same as History 383L. A historical study of economic development and economic policy. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics or related history or government, and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.

ECO 384G. Seminar in International Economics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: International Trade. Economics 384G (Topic 1) and 397 (Topic: International Trade) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: International Finance. Economics 384G (Topic 2) and 397 (Topic: International Finance) may not both be counted.

ECO 384H. Seminar in Public Finance.

Analysis of public expenditure and taxation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Economics 382L and 384H may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 384J. Seminar in Development Economics.

Analysis includes theories of economic development and planning. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Economics 380K and 384J may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 384K. Industrial Organization.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Introduction to Industrial Organization.
Topic 2: Industrial Organization and Regulation.

ECO 384N. Resource Economics.

Definition, measurement, production, and conservation of renewable and exhaustible resources; models of economic growth and resources; world distribution and consumption; United States resource policy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Natural Resource Economics.
Topic 2: Environmental Economics.

ECO 385C. Probability and Statistics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Economics 385C and 392M (Topic 19) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 385D. Mathematics for Economists.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Economics 385D and 392M (Topic 8) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 385K. Labor Economics.

Analysis of the empirical and theoretical factors that influence labor markets. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Introduction to Labor Economics.
Topic 2: Topics in Labor Economics.

ECO 386C. Microeconomics I.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Economics 386C and 387L (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 386D. Microeconomics II.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Economics 386D and 387L (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 386E. Seminar in Advanced Microeconomics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Economics 386E and 387L may not both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Introduction to Game Theory. Economics 386E (Topic 1) and 387L (Topic 27) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Applications of Game Theory. Economics 386E (Topic 2) and 387L (Topic 28) may not both be counted.
Topic 3: Advanced Microeconomic Analysis. Economics 386E (Topic 3) and 387L (Topic 26) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Mathematical Economics. Economics 386E (Topic 4) and 387L (Topic 24) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Experimental Methods in Economics.
Topic 6: Health Economics. Economics 386E (Topic: Health Economics) and Economics 386E (Topic 6) may not both be counted.

ECO 387C. Macroeconomics I.

Three lectures a week for one semester. Economics 387C and 387L (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 387D. Macroeconomics II.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Economics 387D and 387L (Topic 4) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 387E. Seminar in Advanced Macroeconomics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis I. Economics 387E (Topic 1) and 387L (Topic 15) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis II.

ECO 387K. Monetary Theory.

Theories, based on microeconomic foundations, covering such topics as the usefulness of monetary exchange, optimal central bank policy, the interaction of monetary and fiscal policy, and the role of financial intermediation in the macroeconomy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 387M. Writing Seminar in Economics.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ECO 187N. Survey of Fields in Economics.

Introduction to the questions, methods, and scope of research in different fields in economics. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ECO 388C. Econometrics I.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Economics 388C and 392M (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 388D. Econometrics II.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Economics 388D and 392M (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 388E. Seminar in Advanced Econometrics.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Economics 388E and 392M may not be both be counted unless the topics vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Advanced Econometric Theory I. Economics 388E (Topic 1) and 392M (Topic 6) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Advanced Econometric Theory II. Economics 388E (Topic 2) and 392M (Topic 7) may not both be counted.
Topic 3: Applied Microeconometrics. Economics 388E (Topic 3) and 392M (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Time-Series Analysis. Economics 388E (Topic 4) and 392M (Topic 5) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: Applied Macroeconometrics. Economics 388E (Topic 5) and 392M (Topic 15) may not both be counted.

ECO 390L. Seminar in the History of Economic Thought.

Survey and analysis of principal contributions and historical influences in the evolution of contemporary economic thought from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and completion of core courses in economic theory or consent of instructor.

ECO 492L. Quantitative Methods in Economics.

Topics include optimization methods, probability theory, and statistical inference. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

ECO 393. Seminar in Industrial Organization.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 394C. Mathematics for Economists.

Restricted to master's students in the economics Option III program. Mathematical tools widely used for economic analysis, including advanced calculus, optimization methods, linear algebra, and dynamic systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 394D. Probability and Statistics.

Restricted to master's students in the economics Option III program. Probability theory and statistical methods used in economics and econometrics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 394K. Microeconomics.

Restricted to master's students in the economics Option III program. Rigorous introduction to the methods of microeconomic theory, including consumer and producer theory, decision under uncertainty, markets and competition, and general equilibrium. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 394L. Macroeconomics.

Restricted to master's students in the economics Option III program. Dynamic optimization concepts and methods used in modern macroeconomics. General equilibrium applications in the areas of economic growth, business cycles, and the role of monetary and fiscal policy. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 394M. Econometrics.

Restricted to master's students in the economics Option III program. Identification and estimation of linear and nonlinear regression models; inference and hypothesis testing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 395K. Topics and Applications in Microeconomics.

Restricted to Option III economics master's degree students. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Game Theory. Restricted to master's students in the economics Option III program. Introduction to game theoretic concepts and analyses and their application to study strategic interactions between individuals, firms, and other economic agents.

ECO 395L. Topics and Applications in Macroeconomics.

Restricted to master's students in the economics Option III program. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 395M. Topics and Applications in Quantitative Methods.

Restricted to master's students in the economics Option III program. Three lecture hours per week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 396. Studies in Economic History.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, six semester hours of upper-division coursework in economics, and six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in social science or business.

ECO 397. Seminar in International Economic Problems.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of instructor, may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 297K. Specialized Topics in Microeconomics.

Restricted to Option III economics master's degree students. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 297L. Specialized Topics in Macroeconomics.

Restricted to Option III economics master's degree students. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 297M. Specialized Topics in Quantitative Methods.

Restricted to Option III economics master's degree students. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in economics, twelve semester hours of upper-division or graduate coursework in economics, and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Economics 698A.

ECO 198K. Specialized Topics in Microeconomics.

Restricted to students in the Option III economics master's degree program. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 198L. Specialized Topics in Macroeconomics.

Restricted to students in the Option III economics master's degree program. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 198M. Specialized Topics in Quantitative Methods.

Restricted to students in the Option III economics master's degree program. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECO 398T. Supervised Teaching in Economics.

Teaching under the close supervision of the course instructor; weekly group meetings, individual consultations, and reports. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

ECO 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and consent of the graduate adviser.

ECO 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Economics 399R, 699R, or 999R.