2012 Fall Term
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PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (GS)
Consumer and firm behavior. Market supply and demand and the price system. Monopoly and imperfectly competitive market structures. The pricing of factors of production and the distribution of income. Additional topics may include: poverty, growth and development; international trade. Conventional grade basis only if course is required in the College of Business for major.
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (GS)
The economic problem: allocating scarce resources among alternative uses. The role of the market: supply and demand. The aggregate economy: output, income, employment and inflation. The nature and role of money. The effect of government expenditure and taxation on the economy. Conventional grade basis only if course is required in the College of Business for major.
BUSINESS STATISTICS I
An introduction to descriptive statistics, probability theory and statistical inference. Graphical and numerical methods of summarizing data. Probability concepts and theoretical probability distributions. Sampling and sampling distributions. Estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Correlation and regression analysis. The course emphasizes the application and interpretation of statistical techniques.
INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Consumer and firm behavior. Theories of consumption and production. Pricing of products and factors of production under different market structures. General equilibrium. Market failure, externalities and public goods.
MONEY AND BANKING
The demand for and supply of money in historical perspective including the role of the banking system in the credit creation process. Financial markets, interest rates and economic activity. The Federal Reserve System, monetary policy and the macroeconomy.
Economic analysis of public sector issues in relation to the overall economy including: market failure and the role of the public sector; the effects of government expenditures, taxation and borrowing on the allocation and distribution of resources; stability of the U.S. economic system.
GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE WORLD ECONOMY
The historical growth experience of industrialized economies; the challenge of development in Asia, Africa and Latin America; problems of transition in formerly centrally planned economies. Economic growth and structural change; income distribution and poverty; population growth and human resources; international trade, foreign investment and development assistance.
The nature, extent and growth of international trade. Comparative advantage as the basis for trade. Distribution of the gains from trade between and within countries. International capital and labor mobility. Growth, technological progress and trade. Tariffs, quotas, subsidies, economic integration. Exchange rates and the balance of payments.
HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT
A study of the development of economic ideas, with emphasis on classical, neo-classical, socialist, Keynesian and institutional schools of thought.
INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND BANKING
The monetary dimension of international economics. Balance of payments accounting; exchange rates, prices and interest rates; spot and forward foreign exchange; international financial markets and international banking; exchange rate systems and the role of central banks; open-economy macroeconomics; the international monetory system and current policy issues.
ADVANCED ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
A survey of fundamental micro and macro economic theory that can be presented as mathematical models. The course emphasizes the use of models in positive economic analysis of areas such as consumer behavior, production, financial markets; and their role in facilitating rigorous analysis and developing testable predictions.
URBAN REGIONAL AND TRANSPORT ECONOMICS
The economics of location. Zoning and land use planning. Urban sprawl and the urban/rural periphery. Real estate economics. The urban crisis in the US. The role of the automobile and the highway system. Public policy and the urban environment.
INTERNSHIP IN ECONOMICS
This is an opportunity for an economics student to gain practical experience in a business, bank, government, non-profit organization before graduation. The experience will supplement the students' academic work in preparation for a career. Instructor Consent required.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.