Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

Courses with an asterisk (*) are not currently being offered.

ECOG-200
3 credits

Microeconomic Theory I
Advanced study of microeconomic analysis. Fall semester only.
Prerequisites: Equivalent of ECON-170

 

ECOG-201
3 credits

Microeconomic Theory II
Continuation of Microeconomic Theory I, with emphasis on selected problems in microeconomic analysis. Fall semester only. 
Prerequisites: ECOG 200 and ECOG 213

 

ECOG-202
3 credits

Macroeconomic Theory I
Advanced study of macroeconomic analysis. Fall semester only.
Prerequisites: Equivalent of ECON 171  

 

ECOG-203
3 credits 

Macroeconomic Theory II
Continuation of Macroeconomic Theory I, with emphasis on selected problems in macroeconomic analysis. Fall semester only.
Prerequisites: ECOG-202, ECOG-211 and ECOG-213

  

ECOG-204
3 credits

History of Economic Analysis
Provides a critical and interpretive study of the evolution of economics from ancient times to contemporary economic thought.

  

ECOG-205
3 credits

Microeconomic Theory III
Continuation of Microeconomic Theory II, with emphasis on selected problems in microeconomic analysis. Spring semester only.
Prerequisites: ECOG 201

  

ECOG-206
3 credits 

Macroeconomic Theory III
Continuation of Macroeconomic Theory II, with emphasis on selected problems in macroeconomic analysis. Spring semester only.
Prerequisites: ECOG-203

  

ECOG-207
3 credits

Workshop in Economic Research
Spring semester only.

  

ECOG-211
3 credits

Econometrics I
Review of matrix algebra, probability, statistical inference, and single equation model. Fall semester only.
Prerequisites: Equivalent of ECON 180

  

ECOG-212
3 credits

Econometrics II
Advanced studies in econometric models. Spring semester only.
Prerequisites: ECOG-211

  

ECOG-213
3 credits

Mathematics for Economists
Examines the mathematical concepts of matrix algebra, differentiation, the implicit function theorem, convexity and concavity, integral calculus, differential and difference equations. Fall semester only.
Prerequisites: Equivalent of ECON-183

  

*ECOG-214
3 credits

Linear Programming and Operations Research
Application of linear programming and input-output techniques. Spring semester only.

  

ECOG-216
3 credits

Advanced Topics in Econometrics
Use of advanced econometric methods in the estimation and simulation of models. Fall semester only.
Prerequisites: ECOG 212

  

ECOG-220
3 credits
Growth and Development I

Study of the major theories of economic development.
Prerequisites: ECOG 200 and ECOG 202

  

ECOG-221
3 credits

Growth and Development II
Selected issues and problems of national development through the technique of planning.
Prerequisites: ECOG 220 and ECOG 201

  

*ECOG-222
3 credits

The Public Economics of Development
Analysis of public finance and fiscal policy in developing countries. Spring semester only.
PrerequisitesECON 190 and ECON 194

  

*ECOG-223
3 credits

Population and Economic Development
Impact of population on economic development in developing countries. Spring semester only.
Prerequisites: ECOG-220

  

*ECOG-224
3 credits

Economic Development in Africa
Analysis of the development of selected regions in Africa. Fall semester only. 
Prerequisites: ECOG-220

  

*ECOG-225
3 credits

Economic Development in Asia
Study of the economic development of Japan, India, and China. Spring semester only.
Prerequisites: ECOG-220

  

*ECOG-226
3 credits

Economic Development in Latin America
Economic development problems of Latin America. Spring semester only.
Prerequisites: ECOG-220

  

*ECOG-227
3 credits

Caribbean Economic Development
Investigation of various processes of development in the Caribbean. Fall semester only.
Prerequisites: ECON-194 or ECOG-220

  

ECOG-228
3 credits

Growth and Development III
Examination of selected problems in economic development.
Prerequisites: ECOG-220 and ECOG-223

  

ECOG-230
3 credits

Urban Economics I
The history and origins of cities; location theory, urban spatial structure; theories of urban decay; urban housing markets; urban transportation structure; urban poverty and discrimination; and gentrification..
PrerequisitesECOG 200 and ECOG 202

  

ECOG-231
3 credits

Urban Economics II
Study of selected urban economic problems.
Prerequisites: ECOG-230

  

*ECOG-232
3 credits

Economics of Housing and Urban Development
Analysis of the demand and supply of urban housing. Fall semester only.
Prerequisites: ECOG-230

  

*ECOG-233
3 credits

Health Economics
Investigation of current issues in economics and health services.
Prerequisites: ECOG-200 and ECOG-211

  

*ECOG-234
3 credits

Economics of Poverty and Manpower
Study of the factors affecting the occupational structure of the urban labor force. Spring semester only.

  

*ECOG-235
3 credits

Urban Transportation
Economic analysis of alternative modes of urban transportation. Spring semester only.

  

ECOG-237
3 credits

Urban Economics III
Advanced treatment of urban problems and planning in relation to regional economics and location theory.
Prerequisites: ECOG-230

  

*ECOG-238
3 credits

Environmental Economics
Topics of applied and theoretical nature with emphasis on current research interests will be offered, e.g., energy, natural resources, environment, public policy, etc.
Prerequisites: ECOG-200 and ECOG-202

  

ECOG-240
3 credits

Public Finance
Topics in public finance and externalities. Theory and welfare aspects of public expenditure examined at the national, state and local levels of government.
Prerequisites: ECOG 200 and ECOG 211

  

*ECOG-241
3 credits
Fiscal Policy

Macroeconomic analysis of federal tax and expenditure policies. Fall semester only.

  

*ECOG-242
3 credits

The Economics of Government Subsidies
Analysis of the various kinds of federal government subsidies to individuals and businesses. Spring semester only.

  

ECOG-244
3 credits

International Economics I
Detailed study of the theoretical foundations of international trade.
Prerequisites: ECOG 200 and ECOG 202

  

ECOG-245
3 credits

International Economics III
The study of policy behavior of such economic aggregate variables as exchange rate, interest rate, tariffs, trade controls, custom unions, common markets, balance of trade, devaluation, and economic integration in open economies.
Prerequisites: ECOG 244 and ECOG-203

  

*ECOG-246
3 credits
Comparative Economic Systems

Study of the theory, practice and performance of decision-making in communist, socialist, and capitalist systems. Spring semester only.

  

*ECOG-247
3 credits

Manpower Policy and Problems
The development of federal government policy and programs to maximize the utilization of human resources. Fall semester only.

  

ECOG-248
3 credits

Industrial Organizations
Examination of the role of regulatory agencies and their impact on the structure and performance of businesses.
Prerequisites: ECOG 200 and ECOG 213

  

ECOG-249
3 credits

International Economics II
Examines the relationship between the balance of payments and money; discusses the effects on domestic economy of domestic policies under different exchange rate systems. Topics include balance of payments adjustment mechanisms, capital movements, monetary and fiscal policies to attain domestic and external targets, exchange rate determination and choices of exchange rate systems.
Prerequisites: ECOG 244 and ECOG 201

  

ECOG-250
3 credits

Cost Benefit Analysis
Study of the techniques for evaluating the benefits and costs of government projects.
Prerequisites: ECOG 200 and ECOG 213

  

*ECOG-251
3 credits

Comparative Study of Social Security Systems
Examination of the theory and practice of social security in the United States and the rest of the world. Fall semester only.

  

*ECOG-252
3 credits

Economic History of the United States
Study of structural and institutional changes in the American economy from colonial times to the Great Depression. Fall semester only.

  

*ECOG-253
3 credits

Economic History of Europe
Development of the themes of the rise of industrial Europe. Specific country case studies are supplemented by theoretical overview. Both socialist and capitalist frameworks are employed. Spring semester only.

  

*ECOG-260
3 credits

Agriculture and Economic Development
Studies the role of agriculture in economic growth and development. Spring semester only.
Prerequisites: ECON-194 or ECOG-220

  

ECOG-261
3 credits

Labor Economics I
Analysis of labor supply, with emphasis on the forces which influence the personal distribution of income.
Prerequisites: ECOG 200, ECOG 211 and ECOG 213

  

ECOG-262
3 credits
Labor Economics II

Analysis of the theory of labor demand at the advanced level of modern neoclassical analysis and welfare economics.
PrerequisitesECOG 261 and ECOG 201

  

ECOG-263
3 credits

Labor Economics III
New developments in human resources economics in relation to such nonhuman resources as energy.
Prerequisites: ECOG 262

  

*ECOG-271
3 credits

Monetary Economics I
Analysis of the demand for and supply of money, terms, structure of interest rates, and inflation.
Prerequisites: ECOG-200, ECOG-202

  

*ECOG-272
3 credits

Monetary Economics II
Subjects related to money, growth, government, debt, and the effectiveness of monetary policies. Spring semester only.
Prerequisites: ECOG-271

  

*ECOG-273
3 credits

Monetary Economics III
New developments in monetary/ fiscal economics. Fall semester only.
Prerequisites: ECOG-271 and ECOG-272

  

ECOG-274
3 credits

Financial Intermediation
Microeconomics of borrowings and lending, and discusses financial intermediation and economic development.
PrerequisitesECOG 200 and ECOG 202

  

ECOG-290
3 credits

Independent Study
Independent study supervised by a faculty member.
PrerequisitesPermission of instructor

  

ECOG-291
3 credits

Independent Study
Independent study supervised by a faculty member.
PrerequisitesPermission of instructor

  

ECOG-292
3 credits

Independent Study
Independent study supervised by a faculty member.
PrerequisitesPermission of instructor

  

ECOG-293
3 credits

Independent Study
Independent study supervised by a faculty member.
PrerequisitesPermission of instructor

  

ECOG-294
3 credits

Independent Study
Independent study supervised by a faculty member.
PrerequisitesPermission of instructor

  

ECOG-295
3 credits

Research Topics in Economics
Content of course varies from semester to semester. Topics of an applied nature and current research interest will be offered, e.g., energy, natural resources, public policy, etc.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

  

ECOG-296
3 credits

Research Topics in Economics
Content of course varies from semester to semester. Topics of an applied nature and current research interest will be offered, e.g., energy, natural resources, public policy, etc.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

  

ECOG-297
3 credits

Research Topics in Economics
Content of course varies from semester to semester. Topics of an applied nature and current research interest will be offered, e.g., energy, natural resources, public policy, etc.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor

  

ECOG-298
3 credits

Internship I
Fall semester only.

  

ECOG-299
3 credits

Internship II
Spring semester only.

  

ECOG-300
3 credits

M.A. Thesis

  

ECOG-301
3 credits

M.A. Thesis

  

ECOG-315
3 credits 
Statistical Programing and Financial Literacy in R
Introduction to data exploration and analysis with R, with an emphasis on financial literacy topics. Provides a supportive, hands-on environment to learn marketable data analysis skills in R, a cutting-edge statistical programming language, while building upon and applying their existing knowledge of econometrics and statistics. A large part of the course involves working with Federal Reserve economists to create and present economic research projects based on real world economic data. 

  

ECOG-400
3 credits

Ph.D. Dissertation

  

ECOG-401
2 credits

Ph.D. Dissertation

  

ECOG-402
1 credit

Ph.D. Dissertation

  

ECOG-403
3 credits

Ph.D. Dissertation

  

ECOG-404
2 credits

Ph.D. Dissertation

  

ECOG-405
1 credit

Ph.D. Dissertation

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