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ECON 578. 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 580. Area Economic Studies

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


ECON 583. 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 584. 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 585. 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 STAT 229
Semester Offered: Fall


ECON 586. 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 and MATH 221
Semester Offered: Spring


ECON 587. Advanced Topics in Economic Modeling

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Mathematics and software used in advanced theoretical and applied economics. Applications of integral calculus, static and dynamic optimization, game theory, linear and nonlinear programming.
Prerequisites: ECON 486-586
Semester Offered: Fall


ECON 588. Type B Workshop

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Area limited and specific subjects selected before workshop is announced. These workshops are designed to meet the needs of enrichment. Workshops numbered 588 may be included as a part of the graduate degree only with the specific approval of the adviser and the graduate dean. This approval may be obtained either by inclusion of the course at the time of program approval or through the petition process.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ECON 597. 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 598. 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 600. Special Problems

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Independent study for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem in the major area of concentration.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer


ECON 601. Readings in Economics

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: (Topical.) Guided study of individual investigation of special economic problems and/or theoretical topics. Credits and meetings by arrangement. May be repeated with different topic to a max. of 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 602. Reading in Economic Education

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: (Topical.) Guided study of literature in the field and/or its applications. May be repeated with different topic to a max. of 6 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 603. Managerial Economics for Nonprofit and Public Institutions

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Development and application of economic theory and methods to decision-making in public and nonprofit institutions.
Prerequisites: ECON 205, ECON 206, or ECON 559 or equivalent.
Semester Offered: Fall


ECON 605. Macroeconomic Theory

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The determination of aggregate output, employment, and prices. National and policy issues and their impacts on economic activity.
Prerequisites: ECON 405,406;486 or 586 or equiv;ECON 587 or equiv
Semester Offered: Fall


ECON 606. Microeconomic Theory

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theory of behavior of individuals and firms, optimization and markets.
Prerequisites: ECON 405,406;486 or 586 or equiv;ECON 587 or equiv
Semester Offered: Spring


ECON 610. Economic Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic concepts found in the public school curricula, the economic theories necessary to understand these concepts, and development of models for examination of public policy issues.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 615. Econometrics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic theory and statistical inference to specify, estimate, and interpret economic models with emphasis on applied economic analysis. Model specification, lease squares and maximum likelihood estimates of single and simultaneous equations, forecasting and simulation.
Semester Offered: Fall


ECON 630. Seminar

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Research and seminar presentation on selected economic topics.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 631. Seminar in Economic Education

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Research and seminar presentation of topics in economic education.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 632. Research Methodology

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Methods in economic research; decision theory and decision making tools; values in economics; problem identifictaion and selection; hypothesis testing, assumptions, model selection.
Prerequisites: ECON 405, ECON 406
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 640. Economics of Art and Culture

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: History and functioning of the live performing and fine arts, the functioning of arts markets, financial performance of arts institutions and public policy toward the arts.
Prerequisites: ECON 603
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 644. Internship

Credits: 1-9 View Details
Description: A supervised internship in a business, government, or nonprofit organization. Requires prior approval.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 645. Economic Problems of Underdeveloped Countries

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Social and economic development, economic growth theory.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ECON 670. Advanced Economic and Business Forecasting

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Economic and business forecasting methods; time series and regression-based techniques for short and long term forecasting.
Semester Offered: Spring






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