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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 332 - Monetary Policy Analysis for Fed Challenge
EC 402 - Advanced Macroeconomics

DEVELOPMENT

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

ECONOMETRICS

EC 420 - Introduction to Econometric Methods
EC 421 - Advanced Econometric Methods
EC 422 - Advanced Data Analysis in Economics

ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION

EC 485 - Economics of Education (W)

URBAN ECONOMICS

EC 438 - Urban Economics (W)

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

EC 450 - Economics of Environmental Policy (W)

BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

EC 404 - Behavioral Economics (W)

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)

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

EC 499 - Senior Seminar for Economics Majors (W)


 
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