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ECON 110.02 Principles of Macroeconomics 6 credits

Closed: Size: 30, Registered: 28, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211

Synonym: 51982

Faress Bhuiyan

This course gives students a foundation in the general principles of economics as a basis for effective citizenship and, when combined with 111, as a preparation for all advanced study in economics. Topics include analysis of the measurement, level, and distribution of national income; the concepts of inflation and depression; the role and structure of the banking system; fiscal and monetary stabilization techniques; implications of and limits to economic growth; and international economic relations.

ECON 270.00 Economics of the Public Sector 6 credits

Closed: Size: 25, Registered: 22, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211

Synonym: 51991

Jenny Bourne

This course provides a theoretical and empirical examination of the government's role in the U.S. economy. Emphasis is placed on policy analysis using the criteria of efficiency and equity. Topics include rationales for government intervention; analysis of alternative public expenditure programs from a partial and/or general equilibrium framework; the incidence of various types of taxes; models of collective choice; cost-benefit analysis; intergovernmental fiscal relations.

Prerequisite: Economics 110 and 111

ECON 282.00 The Theory of Investment Finance 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 19, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211

Synonym: 51992

Ben Keefer

The main objective of this course is to investigate various aspects of modern portfolio theory and develop basic techniques for applying this theoretical framework to real-world data. Topics covered include portfolio and asset pricing theories, and derivatives with the primary focus on option pricing. The class will develop and actively use univariate calculus for theory-building and statistical techniques for data analysis.

Prerequisite: Economics 110 and 111

ECON 329.00 Econometrics 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 10, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211

Synonym: 51988

Mark T Kanazawa

This course is an introduction to the statistical methods used by economists to test hypotheses and to study and quantify economic relationships. The course emphasizes both statistical theory and practical application through analysis of economic data sets using statistical software. Topics include two-variable and multiple regression, interval estimation and hypothesis testing, discrete and continuous structural change, parameter restrictions, model construction, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, and multicollinearity.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 111 and either Mathematics 215 or 275, and Economics 110 and 111

ECON 395.02 Advanced Topics in Macroeconomic Theory 6 credits

Open: Size: 15, Registered: 11, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211

Synonym: 50990

Ethan L Struby

This course includes detailed analyses of aggregate consumption, investment, money-holding and labor market behavior with special attention to each area's micro-foundations and to the empirical verification of theory. These analyses are related to the determination of national income, employment and the price level; to long-run economic growth and business cycle fluctuations; to fluctuations in financial markets; and to optimal public policy.

Prerequisite: Economics 329, 330 and 331 or instructor permission

EDUC 110.00 Introduction to Educational Studies 6 credits

Closed: Size: 25, Registered: 27, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211

Synonym: 51684

Jeff Snyder

This course will focus on education as a multidisciplinary field of study. We will explore the meanings of education within individual lives and institutional contexts, learn to critically examine the assumptions that writers, psychologists, sociologists and philosophers bring to the study of education, and read texts from a variety of disciplines. What has "education" meant in the past? What does "education" mean in contemporary American society? What might "education" mean to people with differing circumstances and perspectives? And what should "education" mean in the future? Open only to first-and second-year students.

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POSC 264.00 Politics of Contemporary China 6 credits

Open: Size: 25, Registered: 15, Waitlist: 0

Willis 211

Synonym: 51893

Kent Freeze

This course examines the political, social and economic transformation of China over the past thirty years. Students will explore the transformation of the countryside from a primarily agricultural society into the factory of the world. Particular emphasis will be placed on economic development and how this has changed state-society relations at the grassroots. The class will explore these changes among farmers, the working class and the emerging middle class. Students will also explore how the Chinese Communist Party has survived and even thrived while many other Communist regimes have fallen and assess the relationship between economic development and democratization.

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