Courses

Spring 2015 | Fall 2015 | Spring 2016 | Fall 2016 | Spring 2017 | Key to Entries

This schedule is indicative; unforeseen changes in staffing or student demands may lead to changes in what is offered in any year. In stating plans of study, students should indicate their preferences with respect to all offerings, however designated, to enable the department to ascertain student demands.

Course Offerings Last Up-Dated: April 16, 2015

Spring 2015
No. Name Prerequisite Recommended
001* Introduction to Economics ECON 001 is the entry point to studying economics; it is a prerequisite for all other economics courses.  
003A New Course:  Environmental Policy and Economics Cannot be used to fulfill the ECON 001 prerequisite for further work in the Econ Dept.
012 Game Theory and Strategic Behavior 001*
015 New Course:  Economic Poverty and Inequality 001*
021* Intermediate Macroeconomics First-year students need consent of the professor and, MATH 015  
031* Introduction to Econometrics 001*
033 Financial Accounting 001*  
044 Urban Economics 001* and 031, STAT 031 , or STAT 061  
050 New Course: Tracking the US Economy 001*
063 Public Policies in Practice CANCELLED 001*
101 Advanced Microeconomics Enrollment restricted to Juniors & Seniors. See note 3  
135 Advanced Econometrics See note 3
151 International Economics 001* and 011 & 021  
171 Labor & Social Economics CANCELLED 001* 011
Fall 2015
No. Name Prerequisite Recommended
001* Introduction to Economics ECON 001 is the entry point to studying economics; it is a prerequisite for all other economics courses.  
011* Intermediate Microeconomics 001* and MATH 015  
022 Financial Economics 001* and 031, STAT 031 , or STAT 061  
031* Introduction to Econometrics 001*
032 Operations Research 001*, See note 1  
033 Financial Accounting 001*
051 International Trade and Finance 011 & 021
075 Health Economics 001(not a writing course)
076 Environmental Economics 001* 011
122 Financial Economics See note 3  
151 International Economics 001*, 011 & 021  
175 Health Economics 001*, 011 & 031 (or its equivalent)
Spring 2016
No. Name Prerequisite Recommended
001* Introduction to Economics ECON 001 is the entry point to studying economics; it is a prerequisite for all other economics courses.  
012 Game Theory and Strategic Behavior 001*
021* Intermediate Macroeconomics First-year students need consent of the professor and, 001* and MATH 015  
031* Introduction to Econometrics 001*  
033 Financial Accounting 001*  
041 Public Economics 001* 011
044 Urban Economics 001* and 031, STAT 031 , or STAT 061  
054 Global Capitalism Since 1920 001*
056 Behavioral Science and Public Policy (cross-listed as PSYC 047) 001* & PSYC 001
061 Industrial Organization 001*
081 Economic Development 001*
101 Advanced Microeconomics Enrollment restricted to Juniors & Seniors. See note 3
141 Public Economics 001*, 011 & 031 (or its equivalent)
155 Behavioral and Experimental Economics 001*, 011 & 031 (or its equivalent)
181 Economic Development 001*, 011, 021, and either 031, STAT 011, or STAT 031

Fall 2016
No. Name Prerequisite Recommended
001* Introduction to Economics ECON 001 is the entry point to studying economics; it is a prerequisite for all other economics courses.  
005 Savage Inaccuracies: Facts & Economics of Education in America 001* and any statistics course (or the consent of the instructor)
EDUC 014 is strongly recommended
011* Intermediate Microeconomics 001* and MATH 015  
022 Financial Economics 001* and 031, STAT 031 , or STAT 061  
031* Introduction to Econometrics 001*
032 Operations Research 001*, See note 1  
033  Financial Accounting 001*
035 Econometrics 001* & 031 or STAT 061  
051 The International Economy 011 & 021
073 Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Economics 001*
075 Health Economics 001(not a writing course)
076 Environmental Economics 001* 011
102 Advanced Macroeconomics See note 3
122 Financial Economics See note 3  
151 International Economics 001*, 011 & 021
175 Health Economics 001*, 011 & 031 (or its equivalent)
176 Environmental Economics 001*, 011 & 031 (or its equivalent) and single-variable calculus (MATH 025 or  higher)

Spring 2017
No. Name Prerequisite Recommended
001* Introduction to Economics ECON 001 is the entry point to studying economics; it is a prerequisite for all other economics courses.  
012 Game Theory and Strategic Behavior 001*
015 New Course:  Economic Poverty and Inequality 001*
021* Intermediate Macroeconomics First-year students need consent of the professor and, MATH 015  
031* Introduction to Econometrics 001*
033 Financial Accounting 001*  
041 Public Economics 001*
044 Urban Economics 001* and 031, STAT 031 , or STAT 061  
054 Global Capitalism since 1920 001*
055 Behavioral Economics 001*
101 Advanced Microeconomics Enrollment restricted to Juniors & Seniors. See note 3  
135 Advanced Econometrics See note 3
141 Public Economics 001*, 011 & 031 (or its equivalent)
155 Behavioral and Experimental Economics 001*, 011 & 031 (or its equivalent)
162 Regulating Markets: How and Why the US Government Intervenes 001*, 011 & 031 (or its equivalent)

Key to Entries:

* Denotes required course for majors.
# Indicates course may be offered.
1 Offering is controlled by another department (Engineering). ECON 032 is normally offered in the Fall.
2 Does not fulfill the 001 prerequisite for further work in the department
3

Prerequisites
Course Prerequisites
ECON 101 Prerequisite:ECON 011 and multivariable calculus (MATH 033, 034 or 035)
ECON 102 Prerequisite:ECON 011 an 021, and multivariable calculus (MATH 033, 034 or 035, or MATH 025 with permission if the instructor) Recommended: MATH 043 or 044
ECON 122 Prerequisite:ECON 011, 031, or 035, and MATH 025 or higher calculus.
ECON 135 Prerequisite:ECON 035 and linear algebra (MATH 027, 028, or 028S)

Prerequisites Column - 001 is the entry point to studying economics; it is a prerequisite for all other economics courses.
Where one of 011 or 021 is indicated to be a prerequisite, students may consider it advisable to have taken both beforehand.

Recommended Column - Course numbers in this column indicate that completion of this course before hand is suggested/stronglyadvised.
Where one of 011 or 021 is indicated to be a prerequisite, students may consider it advisable to have taken both beforehand.

Faculty on Leave:
Fall 14 - Spring 15: Bronchetti, Golub, O'Connell
Fall 15 - Bayer, Jefferson, Kuperberg, O'Connell