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500. Business Economics (3)

Workings of the price system in resource allocation with special emphasis on the role of business in the economy. Analysis of the economic implications of various forms of industrial organization and the application of public policy to business activity.
Not open to students majoring in economics or pursuing an M.A. in economics. Letter grade only (A-F).

503. Mathematical Economics (3)

Applications of calculus, linear algebra and other mathematical tools in formulating and solving economic problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in: ECON 403.

510./410. Advanced Microeconomics (3)

Prerequisite: ECON 310 or equivalent with grades of "C" or better.
Applications of microeconomic theory. Examination and analysis of particular markets and contemporary issues. Specific emphasis on policy analysis for government and business decisions. Designed for graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in economics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

511./411. Advanced Macroeconomics (3)

Prerequisite: ECON 311 or equivalent with grades of "C" or better.
Applications of macroeconomics, monetary and forecasting theory to operational management and planning decisions of government and business. Designed for graduate students and exceptional undergraduate students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in economics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

537. Urban Economics (3)

Economic analyses of city formation and size, business and residential location decisions, and land use. Application of microeconomic theory to urban transportation issues, residential segregation, urban poverty and crime, and housing markets. Introduction to local public finance and provision of local public goods.
Letter grade only (A-F).

538. Regional Economics (3)

Economic evolution and growth of cities, states and countries. Roles of geography, demography, location of industries, and factors determining regional growth and development will be considered. Special attention will be paid to the economic integration of U.S. states and European nations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

555. Transportation Economics (3)

Economic analysis of intercity transportation, cost measurement, applications of pricing principles, project evaluation, and economic regulation. Policies towards railroads, air transportation, and intercity highways.
Letter grade only (A-F).

562. Environmental Economics (3)

Economic analysis of environmental problems and policy. Market failures due to externalities, public goods, and common property resources will be examined. Private (market) and public (governmental) solutions to environmental problems are examined.
Letter grade only (A-F).

563. Energy Economics (3)

Application of economic analysis to energy problems and policies. Representative topics include macroeconomic effects of energy price shocks, international financial fragility. OPEC pricing strategies, determinants of demand and supply, industrial organization and finance, investor and publicly owned utilities, domestic and international policies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

564. Natural Resource Economics (3)

Microeconomic and capital theory applied to problems of conserving and managing natural resources. Analysis of public policies affecting renewable and nonrenewable resources including price controls, taxation and leasing. Representative topics include: forestry, fishery, energy, water, and mineral economics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

565. Economic Development (3)

Economic and social factors underlying economic development. Analysis of problems associated with economic growth of less developed countries. Evaluation of development policies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

570. International Trade (3)

Examines theories of trade, welfare implications of different trade policies, the political economy of trade policies, and global trading arrangements.
Letter grade only (A-F).

571. International Finance (3)

Covers topics in international finance in both an applied and theoretical framework, such as the balance of payments, the foreign exchange market, income, trade, capital flows, asset market adjustment mechanisms, and exchange rate regimes.
Letter grade only (A-F).

585. Econometrics I (4)

First course in a two-semester sequence introducing students to basic techniques in econometrics. Basic statistics and the classical linear regression model are covered. Emphasis is given to computing estimators using simulated and actual data sets.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours, activity 2 hours)

586. Econometrics II (4)

Prerequisite: ECON 585.
The second in a two-semester sequence in advanced econometric and time series techniques. Current techniques to analyze panel data and to forecast using time series data. Emphasis is placed on empirical techniques commonly used in applied econometric analysis to support decision-making.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours, activity 2 hours)

587. Research Methods in Economics (3)

Prerequisite: ECON 585
Applications of research methods to economics. Topics include: developing a research question, performing a literature review, data compilation and statistical analysis.
Letter grade only (A-F).

597. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Intensive reading and/or practical research in economics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

660. Seminar in Natural Resources and the Environment (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 510, ECON 511, ECON 585, ECON 586, ECON 587, and one of the following: ECON 562, ECON 563 or ECON 564.
Research methods applied to selected topics from energy, natural resources, and the environment.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours.)

666. Seminar in Transportation Economics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 510, ECON 511, ECON 555, ECON 585, ECON 586, and ECON 587.
Advanced topics in transportation economics including passenger and freight transportation issues, congestion pricing, toll roads, mass transit systems, maritime economics, transportation regulation, firm performance, as well as welfare effects of transportation policy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

670. Seminar in International Trade and Development (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 510, ECON 511, ECON 585, ECON 586, ECON 587, and one of the following: ECON 565, ECON 570 or ECON 571.
Selected topics dealing with current problems and solutions in international trade, finance, and development.
Letter grade only (A-F).

690. Seminar in Economics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 510, ECON 511, ECON 585, ECON 586, and ECON 587.
Corequisite: ECON 691
Seminar on topics of current interest in economics.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F).

691. Economics Research Lab (1)

Corequisite: ECON 690
Practical applications, empirical exercises, and research methods in economics.
Letter Grade only (A-F), May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units in different semesters, 1 hour contact.

697. Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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