Market and non-market regulation of environmental problems. Prerequisite: ECON or Students with credit for ECON may not take this course for further credit. Basic analysis of the labor market and the industrial relations system with emphasis on the major issues of public policy in Canada.
Prerequisite: ECON or and or Prerequisite: To be determined by the instructor subject to approval by the department chair. A general survey of Canadian microeconomic policy issues. The course covers topics such as regulation, taxation, environmental and resource policy, health care, education and income distribution. A general survey of Canadian macroeconomic policy issues. Topics will include the costs of inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, the effects of government debt and exchange rate policy.
Aspects of microeconomic theory concerned with strategic behavior, imperfect information, and market failure. Topics include game theory and oligopoly; uncertainty and insurance; asymmetric information and market power, externalities and public goods, together with related issues in welfare economics. Concepts and methods of analysis of macroeconomic variables -- consumption, investment, government and foreign trade. Classical and Keynesian models compared; analysis of economic statics and dynamics.
Prerequisite: ECON or , 60 units. Students seeking permission to register on this basis must contact the undergraduate advisor in economics. Banking theory and practice in a Canadian context; the supply theory of money; the demand for money and credit creation; monetary policy in a centralized banking system and in relation to international finance. Prerequisite: ECON and , 60 units.
Introduces students to the economics of imperfect competition. Topics covered include the theory of the firm, market structure, and various aspects of firm strategy such as pricing, advertising, product differentiation, and innovation. Related questions of public policy will also be addressed. Prerequisite: ECON or ; 60 units. Covers experimental methods that are used to test existing theories of rational and behavioural economic decision making in a number of environments related to markets, different institutions, as well as strategic situations.
Introduces and discusses methodological tools needed to design, run and analyze experiments. The mathematical interpretation of fundamental economic concepts; demand, supply competitive equilibrium. Application of the calculus to production and distribution theory, growth models and investment theory.
Differential and difference equations in dynamic economic models. Introduction to activity analysis. Students with credit for MATH , or cannot complete this course for further credit. An introduction to the use and interpretation of statistical analysis in the context of data typical of economic applications. Students with credit for BUEC may not take this course for further credit. Topics discussed in this course are: gains from trade in a classical world; the modern theory of international trade; factor price equalization; empirical tests and extensions of the pure theory model; economic growth and international trade; the nature and effects of protection; motives and welfare effects of factor movements; multinational enterprises; the brain drain; customs union theory; pollution control and international trade.
Prerequisite: ECON or and or ; 60 units or permission of the department. Students with credit for ECON cannot take this course for further credit. Foreign exchange markets; determination of spot and forward exchange rates; Euro currency markets; balance of payments statistics; international adjustment theory; income price and exchange rate effects; the role of international short term capital flows; the international monetary system: gold standard, freely floating rates, dollar gold exchange standard, centrally created reserves.
Analysis of leading issues in Canadian economic history. The historical experience of other areas will be examined when useful contrasts can be made. People in small scale societies face numerous economic problems and have devised a variety of institutions to solve them. Using detailed case studies as a source of empirical information, we will develop economic concepts and models that help to make sense of these institutional arrangements. Prerequisite: ECON and ; 60 units.
Analysis of theories of economic development. Consideration will be given to the requirements of successful development, to aspects of international co-operation, and to procedures of economic planning. Problems of emerging countries and models of various developing economies will be studied. Prerequisite: ECON or and or ; 60 units. Application of economic analysis to natural resource problems and efficient management practice; public policy considerations in respect to development and conservation; benefit-cost analysis.
Introduction to regional impact analysis. Analysis of economic models of industrial location and spatial equilibrium. Examination of regional growth theories and their policy implications. Presentation of techniques for analysis of regional economic structure and performance. Presents key concepts of health economics as a basis to understand the current debates on health policy issues. Topics covered include demand and supply for medical care, the demand and supply for health insurance, universal insurance, and externalities in health and medical care.
Discusses recent health policy issues. Evolution of the global economy and its institutions, including historical developments dating from the nineteenth century up to the present day. Examines common themes across all periods, such as international trade, capital, and immigration flows. Analysis of the economics of the labor market with particular emphasis on wage determination, the concept of full employment, and manpower policies. The subject matter will vary from term to term depending upon the interests of faculty and students.
Theories of government policy making as applied to the economy. Specifically, behavioral theories and current case studies are used to explore both private and public decision processes and the role of policy analysts in that context. The study of the normative rationale for government in a market economy through an analysis of distributional issues, public goods, externalities, non-competitive market structures, and asymmetric information.
The study of the public economics of taxation including the efficiency and distributional aspects of taxation, the incentive effects of taxation, tax incidence, tax evasion and fiscal federalism. Independent reading and research on topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. This course can only be taken once for credit towards a degree or diploma. Advanced coverage of microeconomic theory for students intending to pursue graduate study in economics.
Topics may include general equilibrium, game theory, and asymmetric information. Prerequisite: ECON and Entry into this course requires a minimum CGPA of 3. Advanced coverage of macroeconomic theory for students intending to pursue graduate study in economics. Topics may include economic growth, business cycles, and monetary theory. Prerequisite: ECON , and Critical discussion of contemporary and original papers in the social sciences. Emphasis will be on the objectives, the logical aspects, and the testability of social science theories and models. Prerequisite: 70 units.
Consideration of particular economic theorists, schools of thought or themes in economic thought. Focus will vary from term to term. Analysis of money as an economic variable; role of money in micro and macroanalysis. Seminar in game theory and its applications. Applications will be drawn from human cooperation, market structure and design, strategic communication, politics, business strategy, collective bargaining, psychology, and environmental issues.
Prerequisite: ECON An in depth examination of firm behavior in the context of imperfect competition. Topics covered may include: monopoly and oligopoly pricing; product differentiation; market power; entry deterrence; antitrust laws; and regulation. Emphasis will be given to covering a limited number of issues in detail rather than attempting a broad survey of industrial organization theories. A study of how markets, firms and other institutions are organized using information and transaction cost theories.
Topics covered may include: theories of the firm governance, structure, ownership, signaling and screening behavior ; theories of non-market institutions marriage, non-profit organizations, governments ; institutional theories of growth and economic history; and the organization of markets reputations, contracts, vertical control.
Emphasis will be given to covering a limited number of issues and theoretical perspectives in detail rather than attempting a broad survey of new institutional economics. An in depth examination of the application of economic reasoning to the law. The course considers how legal relationships influence behavior and how economic models can explain the structure of the law. A selected number of topics will be covered, and may include the economic approach to common law; property rights; contracts; torts; criminal behavior; family law; and corporate bankruptcy law.
This is a research course covering topics in experimental economics, tests and economic behavior, and issues in applied economics. Experimental economic methods, results, and their implications for economic analyses will be reviewed. Individual projects will be designed and carried out by participants. The application of input-output studies, linear programming and the theory of games to economic analysis. Dynamic models, general equilibrium models and the mathematics of marginal analysis.
Emphasizes the structure and econometrics of financial trading, benefits of trading, liquidity suppliers, optimal trading strategies, estimation of variables of interest using transaction data, modeling of the limit-order book, and understanding market impact. The application of econometric techniques to the empirical investigation of economic issues.
Explores the economics of crime. Topics will include statistical information on crime, economic theories of crime, deterrence, organized crime and related topics. A detailed examination of the major issues in European economic history. Topics will vary but may include the biological evolution of economic preferences, economic behavior in hunting and gathering societies, the transition from foraging to agriculture, the emergence of inequality, hierarchy, warfare, cities, and the state, and mechanisms of social collapse.
The application of economic theory and empirical analysis to issues related to the role of education in economic growth and individual earnings, the organization of the education system and education policy. Specific topics covered will vary from term to term. An economic analysis of behavior within the family, institutional aspects of the family, and the economic role of families. Topics include bargaining, household production, intra-family transfers, fertility, marriage, divorce and other topics like dowries, footbinding and mate matching behavior.
Topics in economic development. Studies key empirical methods in economics and applies them to the topics in health economics. Covers basic concepts such as demand and supply for medical care and health insurance as well as some emerging issues. Seminar focusing on public policy as it relates to employment and income security. Special emphasis will vary from term to term, but may include such topics as examinations of current manpower, welfare and public insurance programs, labor legislation, and private institutional practices such as union-management pension arrangements that may affect income security.
The application of economic theory to political market place. Topics may include the economics of constitutions, voting, democracy, bureaucracy, rent-seeking, and redistribution. This seminar course considers topics such as the potential role for government through an analysis of distributional issues, public goods, externalities, non-competitive market structures, and asymmetric information.
It may also include topics like the incentive effects of taxation, tax incidence, tax evasion and topics in fiscal federalism. Prerequisites: none. Arrow-Debreu model of general economic equilibrium and welfare economics. Axiomatic theory of the firm and household. Existence of general economic equilibrium. Futures and contingent commodity markets. Core and core convergence. Information economics: static and dynamic games of incomplete information, signaling, screening, and lemons.
Institutional analysis: social choice, mechanism design, cooperative bargaining, contracts, strategic theory of the firm. An intensive examination of selected topics in economic theory. Course topic nonrepetitive in a three-year cycle. Prerequisites: ECON and An examination of recent research in economic theory, including topics in general equilibrium, welfare economics, duality, and social choice; development of related research topics by both graduate students and faculty.
Course may be repeated an unlimited number of times. Prerequisites: ECON or consent of instructor. This course reviews the theoretical foundations for the analysis of contractual interaction, and it covers a selection of game-theoretic models and applications. Advanced calculus review for new graduate students. Further topics in consumer and producer theory, intertemporal optimization, and decision making under uncertainty. Further topics in game theory and the economics of information. Dynamic optimization: Lagrangian methods and recursive methods. The neoclassical growth model: social planner, competitive equilibrium, first and second welfare theorems, steady state analysis, dynamic analysis, shocks, heterogeneity and aggregation, applications.
Models with heterogeneous agents—overlapping generations, incomplete markets, precautionary saving. Implications of labor market frictions for equilibrium employment. Basic facts and time series for macroeconomics. Modern theories of short-run fluctuations: sources of business cycle and the evolution of income, employment, interest rate, and prices. Monetary and fiscal policy theories in the presence of real and nominal rigidities. Study of the determinants of economic fluctuations, inflation, and interest rates with particular focus on the effects of monetary policy.
Overview of key methods and findings of empirical research in macroeconomics. Covers various topics in macroeconomics at the frontiers of research, including theory, computation, and empirical work. Emphasis depends on the instructor. Students will read the latest working papers and publications in the covered areas. Examination of recent research in macroeconomics; development of own research by graduate students and faculty. This course develops purely theoretical models for problems in macroeconomics. Topics include dynamic general equilibrium, asset market equilibrium, and economic growth and distribution.
This course focuses on applied macroeconomics, including econometric testing of macroeconomic theories and empirical measurement guided by theoretical insights. Topics will vary from year to year depending on the latest developments in research. Students will complete the course with a broader understanding of a number of leading topics in macroeconomics as well as a toolkit of estimation and simulation programs.
This course focuses on theoretical models and empirical analysis aimed at understanding and directing macroeconomic policy, including monetary, fiscal, and structural policies. This course covers advanced computation techniques that are widely used in macroeconomics, finance, and other fields. Students will learn a range of numerical methods for handling systems of equations, integration, optimization, and other problems. While understanding how the macro economy behaves in the ideal, frictionless setting is indispensable; most of the interesting issues in macro arise as a consequence of some sort of friction or missing market.
In this course, we will study some models based on real frictions and financial frictions. Topics covered include convex and nonconvex adjustment costs, housing markets and investment decisions, and financial crises. This course will cover numerical analysis of dynamic macroeconomic models. Topics include numerical techniques, dynamic programming, linear systems, solution algorithms, and applications to dynamic general equilibrium. Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
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An introduction to probability and statistics for graduate students in economics. Topics include: random variables, sampling distributions, the law of large numbers, the central limit theorem, maximum likelihood estimation, hypothesis testing. Knowledge of multivariable calculus and linear algebra is assumed.
Introduction to regression analysis and other estimation methods. Topics covered include: ordinary and generalized least squares, asymptotic approximations, specification testing, two-stage least squares, generalized method of moments, and maximum likelihood estimation. This course focuses on econometric analysis of panel data and cross-section data.
Theory of extreme estimators is used to study the specification, estimation, and testing of these models. Topics covered include spectral density theory, HAC estimation, vector autoregressions, nonstationary econometrics, filtering. Identification of economic models. Topics include: rank and order conditions for identification in linear simultaneous equations systems; identification in nonlinear models; likelihood-based identification criteria; nonparametric identification; identification in models with multiple equilibria.
This course focuses on the application of econometric techniques to issues in microeconomics and macroeconomics.
The major emphasis in the class is on the completion of an empirical project. Advanced topics in econometrics. Topics may vary from year to year, covering areas such as cross section, time series, panel, limited dependent variables, conditional quantile estimation, bootstrapping, and large- and small-sample distribution theory. Examination of recent econometric research; development of own research by students and faculty. Topics include testing for rationality of forecasts, Mincer-Zarnowitz regressions, asymmetric loss functions, tests for equal superior predictive ability, multivariate forecasting.
Topics include Bayesian inference and decision theory, loss functions, estimation of dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models, nonlinear time series, state-space models, spatial-temporal models, and high-frequency data. Topics include neural networks, kernels, series, splines, estimation of densities and spectra, smoothing parameter selection, semiparametric models, efficiency and adaptation, forecasting with nonlinear models, over-fit, computation, and interpretation.
Topics include weak instruments, unit roots, break tests, switching models, set-based inference, maximum likelihood estimation and meaning of misspecified models, consistency, asymptotic normality, consistent covariance matrix estimation, and tests of model misspecification. Exploration of existing theoretical literature evaluating the efficiency and distribution effects of income and commodity taxes. Scrutiny of behavioral responses to existing tax structures.
Justifications for government intervention in the context of public goods and externalities. Exploration of normative and positive models of government behavior. Lessons from fiscal federalism for federal, state, and local roles. Applications to specific expenditure programs, such as national defense and education.
Justifications for government involvement in redistribution and insurance markets. Optimal design of transfer and social insurance programs. Theoretical and empirical analyses of programs including cash welfare assistance, unemployment insurance, social security, Medicaid, and Medicare. Examination of recent research in applied economics; development of own research by graduate students and faculty. Governments serve functions key to economic development, including correcting market failures, raising taxes, delivering services, and protecting property rights.
Correspondingly, research in development economics is increasingly focused on how institutions affect development. Generally, the aim of the course is to provide PhD students a complete introduction to the growing literature in this area. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Course introduces the household as a decision-making unit, and the contracts and institutions that emerge to compensate for imperfect markets. Emphasis is placed on data and identification strategies that can be used to measure the impact of policy interventions. This course covers development accounting, growth accounting, human capital accumulation, skill-biased technological change, multisector growth models, structural transformation, urban-rural migration, misallocation, informality, technology adoption and diffusion, and other related topics.
The study of organizational effectiveness, in both the private and public sectors, bridges the gap between microeconomic analysis of individual and household behavior and macroeconomic analysis of economic aggregates such as capital and output. Topics covered include organizational capacity, leadership and management, staffing, incentives, contracting, finance, learning, market structure, regulations, and politics.
This course covers the determinants of the pattern and volume of trade in goods and services, the interaction of international trade with income distribution and economic growth, and commercial policy. The emphasis is on theory, with some empirical illustration and motivation. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. This course presents open-economy macroeconomics and international finance. Topics include theories of the exchange rate, foreign-exchange regimes, current account adjustments, and international portfolio investments.
The course examines real and monetary explanations, and implications of international capital market integration. This course examines the empirical work in international trade or international macroeconomics. International trade topics include empirical tests of theories of international trade and international capital movements. International macroeconomic topics include empirical studies of exchange rate and relative price adjustments. Presentation of recent research in international and development economics by faculty and graduate students, covering micro and macroeconomic aspect of both areas.
Regular attendance is required. Theoretical and empirical issues in labor economics. This course covers theory and empirical applications in the following areas of industrial organization: dynamic pricing, price discrimination, collusion, market power, discrete choice demand modeling, entry, asymmetric information, and search. Enrollment by completion of prerequisites or by consent of instructor.
This course covers theory and empirical applications in the following areas of industrial organization: mergers, vertical integration, and innovation. Optional topics include network effects, technology adoption, and regulation. This course is intended to give students an introduction to the study of strategic interaction through a behavioral lens.
We will review game theory experiments and analyze which theoretical predictions are validated and which are violated in practice. We will characterize the systematic violations of the theory that come from experiments and study how these behavioral regularities can be incorporated into new equilibrium concepts. Covers various models in behavioral economics including self-control, bounded memory, belief manipulation, framing effects, and behavioral game theory.
The course will also discuss their role in industrial organization, finance, and political economy, and their implications for welfare. Design and interpretation of controlled experiments using human subjects. Previously numbered ECON Experimental findings by economists and psychologists of systematic departures from the classical model of decision making under risk and uncertainty.
Issues of dynamic consistency in choice. Development, formal analysis and application of alternative models of risk preferences and beliefs. Theoretical and empirical issues in natural resource economics. The course will cover any of a variety of topics in environmental and resource economics, including climate change, exhaustible and renewable resources, international environmental agreements, nonmarket valuation, energy economics, and water allocation.
Designed to prepare graduate students for original research in environmental or energy economics. Topics include theory and empirical study of economic regulation, energy markets, technological change, pollution and other externalities, energy efficiency, and climate change. Emphasis on empirical applications. Theoretical and empirical issues in finance. ECON Introduction to computing for economists.
Prerequisites: enrollment limited to economics PhD students EN Lecture course at an advanced level on a special topic. May be repeated for credit if topic differs. This course is a workshop in which students make formal presentations on the literature and on their own projects and receive input from other students and the instructor. The aim of the course is to train students to present their research effectively to a broad audience. Students are required to prepare a formal presentation, and then to provide feedback on the presentations made by other students.
Depending on student demand, meetings may be divided into multiple sections, based on field interests. Prerequisites: graduate standing, ECON Controlled reading and discussion with adviser; literature survey. May be repeated for credit. In this course, students are guided toward the formulation of an original research idea and the writing of an original paper. Students receive support and input through group discussion and also through interaction with the instructor. The study and development of effective pedagogical materials and techniques in economics. Students who hold appointments as teaching assistants must enroll in this course, but it is open to other students as well.
Toggle navigation. Economics [ undergraduate program graduate program faculty ] All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Courses For course descriptions not found in the UC San Diego General Catalog —20 , please contact the department for more information. Principles of Microeconomics 4 Introduction to the study of the economic system. ECON 2. Market Imperfections and Policy 4 Analysis of monopoly and imperfectly competitive markets, market imperfections and the role of government.
ECON 3. Principles of Macroeconomics 4 Introductory macroeconomics: unemployment, inflation, business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy. ECON 4. ECON 5. Freshman Seminar 1 The Freshman Seminar Program is designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. ECON B. ECON C. Microeconomics C 4 Analysis of the effects of imperfect market structure, strategy, and imperfect information. International Trade 4 Examines theories of international trade in goods and services and relates the insights to empirical evidence.
Globalization 4 Presents theories of global economic integration, grounded in the principle of comparative advantage.
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ECON T. Advanced Topic in Globalization 2 This course presents a selection of empirical applications and advanced topics that build on the material covered in ECON , Globalization. International Monetary Relations 4 Analyzes exchange rates and the current account. Industrial Organization and Firm Strategy 4 Theory of monopoly and oligopoly pricing, price discrimination, durable goods pricing, cartel behavior, price wars, strategic entry barriers, mergers, pro- and anticompetitive restraints on business. International Economic Agreements 4 Examines reasons for international economic agreements, their design, the strategic interactions that determine how the agreements are implemented and sustained, and consequences for global welfare and inequality.
Economic Regulation and Antitrust Policy 4 Detailed treatment of antitrust policy: Sherman Act, price fixing, collusive practices, predatory pricing, price discrimination, double marginalization, exclusive territories, resale price maintenance, refusal to deal, and foreclosure. Game Theory 4 Introduction to game theory. Advanced Topics in Game Theory 2 This course presents a selection of applications and advanced topics that build on the material covered in the ECON ECON A.
Macroeconomics A 4 Analysis of the determination of long run growth and models of the determination of output, interest rates, and the price level. Macroeconomics B 4 Analysis of the determination of consumption spending at the aggregate level; extension of the basic macro model to include exchange rates and international trade; the aggregate money supply, and the business cycle. Monetary Economics 4 Financial structure of the US economy. Macroeconomic Data Analysis 4 Examines time series methods for data analysis with an emphasis on macroeconomic applications. Mathematical Economics 4 Mathematical concepts and techniques used in advanced economic analysis; applications to selected aspects of economic theory.
Economic Development 4 Introduction to the economics of less developed countries, covering their international trade, human resources, urbanization, agriculture, income distribution, political economy, and environment.
Economic Growth 4 Topics will include: long-run economic growth and cross-country income differences; Malthusian dynamics and the transition to modern growth; measured income vs welfare; development accounting; the Solow Growth Model; human capital; misallocation and total-factor productivity; firm management practices; technology adoption; agricultural productivity gaps; rural-urban migration; structural transformation; innovation and endogenous growth. Law and Economics: Torts, Property, and Crime 4 Uses economic theory to evaluate the economic effects of US law in several legal fields, including tort law accidents , products liability law, property law, criminal law law enforcement , and litigation.
Law and Economics: Contracts and Corporations 4 This course asks how firms are organized and why the corporate form dominates, how corporations are governed and the distortions that result, when firms borrow and how they deal with financial distress and bankruptcy. Econometrics A 4 Probability and statistics used in economics. Econometrics B 4 Basic econometric methods, including the linear regression, hypothesis testing, quantifying uncertainty using confidence intervals, and distinguishing correlation from causality.
Econometrics C 4 Advanced econometric methods: estimation of linear regression models with endogeneity, economic methods designed for panel data sets, estimation of discrete choice models, time series analysis, and estimation in the presence of autocorrelated and heteroskedastic errors. Applied Econometrics 4 Application of econometric methods to such areas as labor supply, human capital, and financial time series. Econometric Theory 4 Detailed study of the small sample and asymptotic properties of estimators commonly used in applied econometric work: multiple linear regression, instrumental variables, generalized method of moments, and maximum likelihood.
Demographic Analysis and Forecasting 4 Interaction between economic forces and demographic changes are considered, as are demographic composition and analysis; fertility, mortality, and migration processes and trends. Public Policy 4 Course uses basic microeconomic tools to discuss a wide variety of public issues, including the war on drugs, global warming, natural resources, health care and safety regulation.
Economics of the Environment 4 Environmental issues from an economic perspective. Energy Economics 4 Energy from an economic perspective. The US Social Safety Net 4 Examines major issues relating to the US social safety net, including Social Security, low-income assistance, unemployment and disability insurance, distributional and efficiency effects of the tax system, and the relation of these issues to the overall US government budget. Economics of Discrimination 4 This course will investigate differences in economic outcomes on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.
Labor Economics 4 Theoretical and empirical analysis of labor markets. Economics of Health Producers 4 Provides an overview of the physician, hospital, and pharmaceutical segments of the health sector. Economics of Health Consumers 4 Demand for health care and health insurance, employer provision of health insurance and impact on wages and job changes.
Behavioral Economics 4 Course will study economic models in which standard economic rationality assumptions are combined with psychologically plausible assumptions on behavior. Experimental Economics 4 Explore use of experiments to study individual and interactive strategic decision making. Economics of Conservation 4 Examines conservation of biodiversity from an economic perspective.
Economics of Ocean Resources 4 Economic issues associated with oceans. Economic Stabilization 4 Theory of business cycles and techniques used by governments to stabilize an economy. Economics of Education 4 Examination of issues in education using theoretical and empirical approaches from economics. Public Economics: Taxation 4 Overview of the existing national tax structure in the United States, its effects on individual and firm decisions, and the resulting efficiency costs and distributional consequences.
Public Economics: Expenditures I 4 Overview of the public sector in the United States and the scope of government intervention in economic life. Public Economics: Expenditures II 4 Overview of the public sector in the United States and the justifications for government intervention in economic life. Economics of Mexico 4 Survey of the Mexican economy. The Indian Economy 4 Survey of the Indian economy. Economics of China 4 Survey of the Chinese economy. Economics of Modern Israel 4 This course explores economic processes that shape the Israeli economy.
Economics of Korea 4 This course covers long-run economic development and current economic issues of South Korea. Decisions Under Uncertainty 4 Decision making when the consequences are uncertain. Operations Research A 4 Linear and integer programming, elements of zero-sum, two-person game theory, and specific combinatorial algorithms. Operations Research B 4 Nonlinear programming, deterministic and stochastic dynamic programming, queuing theory, search models, and inventory models.
Financial Markets 4 Financial market functions, institutions and instruments: stocks, bonds, cash instruments, derivatives options , etc. Financial Risk Management 4 Risk measures, hedging techniques, value of risk to firms, estimation of optimal hedge ratio, risk management with options and futures. Marketing 4 Role of marketing in the economy. Economic and Business Forecasting 4 Survey of theoretical and practical aspects of statistical and economic forecasting.
Topics in Microeconomics 4 Selected topics in microeconomics. Senior Essay Seminar A 4 Senior essay seminar for students with superior records in department majors. Senior Essay Seminar B 4 Senior essay seminar for students with superior records in department majors.
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Introduction to Teaching Economics 4 Introduction to teaching economics. Directed Group Study 2 or 4 Directed study on a topic or in a group field not included in regular department curriculum by special arrangement with a faculty member. Independent Study 2 or 4 Independent reading or research under the direction of and by special arrangement with a Department of Economics faculty member. Microeconomics A 4 Modern consumer and producer theory. Microeconomics B 4 Arrow-Debreu model of general economic equilibrium and welfare economics. Microeconomics C 4 Information economics: static and dynamic games of incomplete information, signaling, screening, and lemons.
Advanced Economic Theory 4 An intensive examination of selected topics in economic theory. Contract Theory 4 This course reviews the theoretical foundations for the analysis of contractual interaction, and it covers a selection of game-theoretic models and applications. Mathematics for Economists 4 Advanced calculus review for new graduate students. Decisions 4 Further topics in consumer and producer theory, intertemporal optimization, and decision making under uncertainty.
Games and Information 4 Further topics in game theory and the economics of information.