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Areas of Emphasis

Beyond the introductory courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics, the department offers courses in a number of areas of emphasis. These areas of emphasis are listed below, along with their respective course offerings.

MICROECONOMICS

EC 251H - Microeconomics and Public Policy
EC 301 - Intermediate Microeconomics
EC 401 - Advanced Microeconomics

MACROECONOMICS AND MONETARY THEORY

EC 252H - Macroeconomics and Public Policy
EC 302 - Intermediate Macroeconomics
EC 330 - Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
EC 402 - Advanced Macroeconomics

ECONOMIC SYSTEMS

EC 306 - Comparative Economic Systems
EC 406 - Economic Analysis of Russia & the Commonwealth of Independent States (W)

DEVELOPMENT

EC 310 - Economics of Developing Countries
EC 410 - Issues in the Economics of Developing Countries (W)
EC 412 - Economic Analysis of Latin America (W)
EC 413 - Economic Analysis of Asia (W)
EC 414 - Economic Analysis of Sub-Saharan Africa (W)

ECONOMETRICS

EC 420 - Introduction to Econometric Methods
Note: Effective Summer 2011, the statistics prerequisite for EC 420 will be one of: STT 315, STT 421, STT 430, or STT 441. There will be no exceptions for STT 200 or STT 201.
EC 421 - Advanced Econometric Methods

PUBLIC ECONOMICS

EC 335 - Taxes, Government Spending and Public Policy
EC 435 - Public Expenditures (W)
EC 436 - Public Revenues (W)

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

EC 340 - Survey of International Economics
EC 440 - International Trade (W)
EC 441 - International Finance (W)

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION

EC 360 - Private Enterprise and Public Policy
EC 460 - American Industry: Structure and Behavior (W)

LABOR ECONOMICS

EC 380 - Labor Relations and Labor Market Policy
EC 480 - Analysis of Labor Markets (W)

LAW AND ECONOMICS

EC 425 - Law and Economics (W)

HEALTH AND WELFARE

EC 495 - Economics of Poverty and Income Distribution (W)
EC 498 - Economics of Health Care (W)

CAPSTONE COURSE

EC 499 - Senior Seminar for Economics Majors (W)
Note: Effective Spring 2010, minimum EC GPA of 2.0 required for eligibility into EC499 in addition to established prerequisites.


 
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