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ECON 473. Labor Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Labor as a factor of production; growth of collective bargaining and labor legislation, and its effects upon society.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Spring


ECON 474. International Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Trade models, terms of trade, trade patterns, economic integration, and barriers to trade. Balance of trade/payments, exchange rate determination, capital mobility, and open economy policy coordination.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Fall


ECON 478. History of Economic Thought

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Historical development of economic analysis and of the ideas of major economic thinkers.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Fall


ECON 480. Area Economic Studies

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Economic problems of selected regions, areas, or countries of the world.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 481. Senior Research Seminar

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Capstone course requiring empirical research paper and presentation using tools of economic analysis. Application and departmental permission required.
Prerequisites: ECON 405 and ECON 406 with a C or better, and IS 242 or STAT 219 or STAT 242, or STAT 239 with a C- or better, and either ECON 470 or ECON 485.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ECON 483. Contemporary Economic Problems

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Solutions of problems arising from growth and development of modern institutions under the free enterprise system.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 484. The Economics of Immigration

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Migration causes, immigration affects on home and destination economies, characteristics of immigrants, and restrictive policies.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 485. Introduction to Econometrics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Model development and statistical testing procedures, applied economic analysis. Model specification, properties of estimation procedures, statistical inference.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206; IS 242 or STAT 219 or higher.
Semester Offered: Fall


ECON 486. Introduction to Mathematical Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Application of mathematical tools to the problems of micro and macro economic theory.
Prerequisites: ECON 406, MATH 221
Semester Offered: Fall


ECON 497. Advanced Topics in Applied Economic Theory

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Applications of advanced economic theory. Topics selected by instructor. May be repeated with different topics up to 9 credits.
Prerequisites: ECON 405/505 or ECON 406/506
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 498. Advanced Topics in Applied Econometrics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Applications of advanced econometric models. Topics selected by instructor. May be repeated with different topics up to 9 credits.
Prerequisites: ECON 485-585
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 501. Credit By Arrangement

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Credit By Arrangement.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 505. Intermediate Macroeconomics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Functioning of the economcy as a whole. Determinants and interrelation of the economy's aggregate production, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, business cycles, and monetary/fiscal policies.
Prerequisites: ECON 205,ECON 206, MATH 112 or 115 or 211 or equiv
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ECON 506. Intermediate Microeconomics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic processes in the free enterprise system; determination of price, output, and factor services in different market structures.
Prerequisites: ECON 205,ECON 206, MATH 112 or 115 or 211 or equiv
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ECON 520. Economics of Nonprofit Organization

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic theories of nonprofit and public organizations, their importance in the economy and the structure and performance of not-for-profit firms and public agencies.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 542. Law and Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Laws' effects on market and non-market behavior emphasizing the theory of externalities. Contract law, property rights, tort law, and public choice theory.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Spring


ECON 551. Resource and Environmental Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The theory of public goods and externalities; analysis of stock resources (e.g., minerals and energy) and flow resources (e.g., foresty and fisheries); environmental economics and public policy analysis: air and water quality, pollution, global warming, biodiversity.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 560. Public Finance

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The role of government in the economy with emphasis upon public revenues and expenditures, tax structure, inter-governmental fiscal relations, fiscal policy, and public debt management.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Fall


ECON 561. Public Economics: State and Local

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The economics of state and local government. Public projects, tax and revenue structures, and intergovernmental relations in Minnesota.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 565. Urban and Regional Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Analysis of regions, development, location theory, central place theory, local public finance. Urban problems: poverty, transportation, housing, crime, pollution.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ECON 570. Economic and Business Forecasting

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Business fluctuations and stabilization policies. Forecasting methods; time series and other regression-based techniques for short- and long-term forecasting.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206; IS 242 or STAT 219 or higher.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring


ECON 571. Money and Banking

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Monetary economics, structure and functioning of commercial banks and other financial intermediaries. The Federal Reserve System and its monetary policy tools, goals and targets.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ECON 572. Industrial Organization and Public Policy

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Market structure, firm behavior, and market performance. Public policy toward business via government regulation and antitrust policy.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Spring


ECON 573. Labor Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Labor as a factor of production; growth of collective bargaining and labor legislation, and its effects upon society.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Spring


ECON 574. International Economics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Trade models, terms of trade, trade patterns, economic integration, and barriers to trade. Balance of trade/payments, exchange rate determination, capital mobility, and open economy policy coordination.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206
Semester Offered: Fall






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