ECO 211. Economic Principles and Problems. 3 Credit Hours.

Fundamental course devoted to development and application of basic analytical tools and principles required for an understanding of major economic problems and policy alternatives available for their solution. Particular emphasis on microeconomic analysis. Topics include the study of markets under varying conditions of competition, including market deficiencies such as pollution, prices, and resource allocation distribution of income, including poverty problems, the economics of the firm and the government, and international economic relations.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ECO 212. Economic Principles and Problems. 3 Credit Hours.

Continuation of ECO 211. Course emphasis is placed on macroeconomic analysis. Areas covered include national income and employment analysis, money and banking, economic growth, and comparison of different economic systems, including the problems of developing the less developed world.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ECO 300. Microeconomic Theory And Applications. 3 Credit Hours.


Prerequisites: ECO 211, ECO 212, MAS 110, or MTH 130 or MTH 141 or higher.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

ECO 301. Macro Economic Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

Intermediate level analysis of the measurement, determination, and control of aggregate economic activity.
Prerequisites: ECO 211, ECO 212, MAS 110, or MTH 130 or MTH 141 or higher.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ECO 302. Micro Economic Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

Intermediate level analysis of the role of price in resource allocation in markets of varying degrees of competition, as well as in the determination of wages, rent, interest, profits, and public policy.
Pre-Requisite: ECO 211 And ECO 212 And MTH 141 Or Higher.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ECO 303. Macro Economic Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

Intermediate level analysis of the measurement, determination, and control of aggregate economic activity.
Prerequisites: ECO 211, ECO 212, MAS 110 or MTH 130 or MTH 141 or Higher.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

ECO 307. Public Finance and Fiscal Policy. 3 Credit Hours.

The role of local, state, and federal government in attaining an efficient allocation of resources and an equitable distribution of income. Emphasis on criteria for the selection and evaluation of public expenditure and tax programs including the problems of coordinating federal, state, and local finance. Special attention is given to current policy issues.
Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ECO 311. Labor Economics (I). 3 Credit Hours.

Course surveys the structure and functioning of labor markets. Topics include determinants of labor supply and labor demand, economics of wage differentials, economic impact of labor unions, discrimination in labor markets, and the labor market effects of various government policies such as payroll and income taxes, educational subsidies, and minimum wage laws. The central goal of the course is to provide the student with a framework for analyzing diverse issues related to the labor sector of the economy.
Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 345. Environmental Economics. 3 Credit Hours.

This course determines the appropriate way to regulate economic activity so as to achieve an optimal balance between competing environmental and economic goal s. Economic reasoning is used to evaluate causes and consequences of environme ntal problems. The course rigorously evaluates various types of environmental regulation, including "cap-and-trade," command and control mandates, and pollut ion taxes. Other specific topics include public goods, externalities, cost ben efit analysis, non-market valuation, and international trade and development an d the environment.
Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 351. Economics of Developing Countries. 3 Credit Hours.

Factors underlying economic development, measures of and goals for development, principles applicable to problems of development, the role of markets and planning in development, social, cultural, and political factors affecting economic development, and comparative rates of progress in different countries.
Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ECO 371. Latin America And The Global Economy. 3 Credit Hours.

An analysis of the historical growth of major Latin American countries, with emphasis on the post World War II period. Topics include industrialization, foreign investment, international trade and regional integration, agrarian reform, inflation, and development strategies and planning within the context of Latin America.
Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 379. ECONOMICS OF POVERTY. 3 Credit Hours.


Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.

ECO 386. Health Economics. 3 Credit Hours.

The course applies the tools of microeconomic analysis to the health care sector. It examines how models of demand and supply apply to the health care sector in general, and in particular to the health insurance, the hospital, the physicians, and the pharmaceutical sectors. By examining the actors and issues in this market, students are able to discuss policy issues from an economic perspective.
Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ECO 403. Contemporary Issues in Monetary Economics. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis of the role of money in economic affairs. Topics include the determinants of the money supply and interest rates, money and prices, money and stability, and growth. Emphasis is placed on current problems and policies.
Requisite: Must be in School of Business or Economics major or minor in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 420. Economic Growth. 3 Credit Hours.

Course covers selected topics in economic growth. Topics include stylized facts associated with economic growth, the theoretical study of economic growth, and empirical tests of those theories. Course work is supplemented by case studies of individual countries, particularly developing countries.
Requisite: Must be in School of Business or Economics major or minor in the School of Arts & Sciences.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ECO 430. Applied Econometrics. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introduces basic econometric techniques for analyzing economic data. The goal is to make students sophisticated consumers and skilled producers of empirical analysis, which will be attained by extensive work on a variety of real-world data like students' test scores, CEO wages, mortgage applications, cigarette demand, stock market capitalization, inflation, GDP and interest rates. Learning how to use econometric analysis software is an integral part of the course.
Prerequisite: ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

ECO 441. International Trade Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

Study of the principles of comparative advantage and the gains from international trade. Analysis of tariffs, quotas, and protectionism is included.
Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 442. International Monetary Economics. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis of models of the exchange rate, the balance of payments, and monetary policy in an open economy.
Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ECO 443. Economic Analysis of Energy and Commodity Markets. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the principles of energy economics, commodity markets and advanced macroeconomics. It discusses the main trends in energy production and consumption, the methods of analysis in energy and commodity markets, and the main challenges in the energy sector. The analysis of oil prices and the economics of oil exporting countries is emphasized.
Prerequisite: ECO 300 Or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ECO 444. Game Theory in Economic Applications.. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to the techniques and questions of modern microeconomics. The course will expose you to the techniques of game theory, t he workhorse of modern microeconomics, and will apply those techniques to the a nalysis of a variety of economics situations and institutions.
MTH 141 Or higher.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

ECO 445. Global Economics: Trade and Currencies. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides an overview of the evolution of the global economy throughout the past centuries. It discusses the emergence of the “”•–—˜New World Economy”•–—˜ by examining the evolution of the business cycle and the idea of capitalism. It discusses the catalysts for and obstructers of market integration and the impact of globalization on the economy and the welfare of nations.
Prerequisite: ECO 300 Or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 460. Industrial Organization. 3 Credit Hours.

This course shows how microeconomic theory can be used to understand the diverse practices encountered in real-world markets between the extreme cases of perfect competition and monopoly. Topics to be covered include strategic pricing behavior, collusion, advertising and information, vertical integration, vertical restraints, regulation and a review of empirical literature.
Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ECO 499. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics in area of specialization. Approval of department required at time of registration.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ECO 510. Mathematical Economics And Applications. 3 Credit Hours.

The course will focus on specific applications of microeconomic theory, which may vary each semester. Topics may include choice under uncertainty, game-theoretic models of insurance markets, principal-agents problems, and basic auction theory. The discussion of each application will be preceded by a discussion of the mathematical tools required. The mathematics topics covered may include basic theory of sets and functions, concave / convex functions and their role in optimization, expectations, conditional probability, Bayes rule, and order statistics.
Prerequisites: ECO 302, MAS 202 or MTH 224.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 511. Labor Economics (II). 3 Credit Hours.

A theoretical and empirical analysis of how labor markets operate. A survey of the literature, problems, and methodology of modern labor economics. Human capital analysis, the wage structure, job search and job-matching models, time-allocation models, the economic impact of labor unions, labor market discrimination, the determinants of labor demand and supply, and the factors affecting government policy relating to the labor sector is also included.
Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ECO 512. Mathematical Economics (II). 3 Credit Hours.

Economics 512 will be sequential to the introductory Mathematical Economics I (ECO 510). Topics include integral calculus, differential equations, difference equations, Kuhn-Tucker conditions, solutions to general equilibrium systems, optimization under uncertainty, and an introduction to dynamic optimization. Applications of mathematical techniques to economic analysis will be stressed.
Prerequisite: ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ECO 520. Econometrics. 3 Credit Hours.

Statistical methods of estimating and testing mathematical model of economic relationships.
Prerequisite: ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 521. Graduate Macroeconomic Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

The primary objective of this course is to introduce the student to the mathematical presentation of the major Classical, Neo-classical, Keynesian, and Neo-Keynesian macroeconomic models.
Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 532. History of Economic Thought. 3 Credit Hours.

Historical development of economic doctrines and theory. Topics and individuals discussed include mercantilism, physiocracy, Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo, J. S. Mill, Karl Marx, marginal analysis, Alfred Marshall, and J. M. Keynes. Special emphasis is placed on the effect of historical insights upon the contemporary core of economic theory.
Prerequisites: ECO 300 or ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ECO 533. Advanced Microeconomic Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the mathematical approach to microeconomic theory. Topics include consumer/household behavior, the theory of the firm, resource allocation, welfare economics, and uncertainty theory.
Prerequisite: ECO 302.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 555. Economics Honors Research Project. 3.00 Credit Hours.

Research project to fulfill requirements for Departmental Honors in Economics.
Components: THI.
Grading: SUS.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ECO 600. Econometrics. 3 Credit Hours.

Statistical methods for estimating and testing mathematical models of economic relationships.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 601. Graduate Macroeconomic Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

The primary objective of this course is to introduce the student to the mathematical presentation of the major Classical, Neo-classical, Keynesian, and Neo-Keynesian macroeconomic models.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 602. Advanced Microeconomic Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to the mathematical approach to microeconomic theory. Topics include consumer/household behavior, the theory of the firm, resource allocation, welfare economics, and uncertainty theory.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 603. Monetary Theory and Policy. 3 Credit Hours.

Current monetary theory and its use and application in fiscal and monetary policymaking. Topics include the rational expectations hypothesis, time inconsistency, and the role of the government budget constraint.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 604. Topics in Applied Macroeconomics. 3 Credit Hours.

Course acquaints students with current substantive issues in macroeconomics. Topics include consumption determination, savings behavior, bequest behavior, fiscal policy effects on interest rates, consumption, real exchange rates, trade balances, and inflation.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ECO 610. Mathematical Economics And Applications. 3 Credit Hours.

The course will focus on specific applications of microeconomic theory, which may vary each semester. Topics may include choice under uncertainty, game-theoretic models of insurance markets, principal-agents problems, and basic auction theory. The discussion of each application will be preceded by a discussion of the mathematical tools required. The mathematics topics covered may include basic theory of sets and functions, concave / convex functions and their role in optimization, expectations, conditional probability, Bayes rule, and order statistics.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 611. Labor Economics (III). 3 Credit Hours.

The formulation and testing of models of labor markets. The application of the tools of microeconomics and econometrics to the analysis of labor markets. Leading contributions in the areas of dynamic analysis of labor markets, human capital investment, the determinants of the wage structure, time allocation and search models, dual and internal labor market models, and analysis of government policy are discussed.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ECO 612. Economic Strategies for Firms and the Industry. 3 Credit Hours.

This course shows how modern economic techniques can be used to identify optimal managerial decisions and industrial developments. Diverse real-world applications are examined.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ECO 620. Advanced Econometrics. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced econometric methods including advanced techniques in multiple regression, Bayesian methods, maximum likelihood estimators, distributed lag models, spectral analysis, and Monte Carlo studies are discussed.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ECO 621. Advanced Macro Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Theory of the determination of national income, employment, and price levels. Course emphasizes mathematical solutions of Classical, Keynesian, and other economic models.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ECO 625. Applied Econometrics. 3 Credit Hours.

Practical applications of econometrics are surveyed. Computer packages are used to examine economic data. Topics include the series analysis, limited dependent variable modes, pooling cross section and time series data, model selection, and rational expectations models.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 633. Advanced Micro Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Theory of the behavior of firms and households and the determination of prices and resource allocation in a decentralized economy.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ECO 634. Advanced Micro Analysis II. 3 Credit Hours.

Continuation of ECO 633. Advanced analysis of theory of the household and firm emphasizing recent approaches. Analysis of decisions over time, duality relationships, advanced demand theory, risk and uncertainty, behavioral theories of the firm, and technological change are covered.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 645. Regulations Economics. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines public policies for dealing with problems arising in markets in which competitive forces are weak. The focus is on monopolies, oligopolies, cartels, and other environments where market mechanisms are unlikely to produce outcomes that benefit consumers more than the alternatives involving costly government intervention.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 675. Latin America And The Global Economy. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis of the economic, political, and social forces at work in the changing economies in Latin America.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

ECO 680. Essentials of Economics. 2 Credit Hours.

This course provides an introduction to the core concepts of economics. Topics include allocation of scarce resources by the laws of supply and demand, use of the market place as the principle organizing and distribution tool of the economy, externalities, and market failure. Pollution of the environment is treated as a needed correction to be done by public regulation through taxation and legislation. The principal forms of firm organization and dissolution are also discussed. Applications of the laws of supply and demand are made to forecasting demand and analyzing cost structure. The entry and exit of firms and the valuation of the firm is also covered.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 685. Managerial Decisions in a Global Economy. 2 Credit Hours.

Modern techniques of economic analysis and decision science are applied to the management of the firm in a global environment. Business planning and the determinants of supply and demand are an integral part of the course. The principal forms of business organization and dissolution are reviewed. The major issues confronted by the firm: Principal-agent problem (or how to motivate managers to act in the best interest of the owners, the shareholders), moral hazard, discounting of free cash flow and terminal value, economies of scale and scope, and strategic management decision making are covered.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.

ECO 690. Essentials of Economic Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

An economic study of the environment in which the decision making process takes place in management and the functional areas. Structured especially for students without an undergraduate background in economics. Credit not applicable toward 36-credit professional MBA component.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ECO 691. Managerial Economics. 3 Credit Hours.

Application of economic analysis to the formulation and solving of management problems and the determination of business policy.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ECO 692. Applied Economics. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is to provide practice in applying economic principles for graduate students with a basic understanding of economic theory.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring.

ECO 695. Global Economics. 2 Credit Hours.

This is a course in global economics with focus on economic policies and country risk. We study the aggregate behavior of macroeconomics variables that are relevant for business decisions. We take into account the interaction of the national economy with the rest of the world. In other words, we do global economics and study the roles of monetary and fiscal policies in an open economy, foreign direct investment, and the exchange rate.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Spring & Summer.

ECO 698. Selected Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics in selected areas of specialization.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ECO 750. Research in Residence. 3 Credit Hours.

Used to establish research in residence for the Ph.D. and D.A., after the student has been enrolled for the permissible cumulative total in appropriate doctoral research. Credit not granted. May be regarded as full-time residence as determined by the Dean of the Graduate School.
PRE-REQUISITE: ECO 602 AND ECO 633.
Components: LEC.
Grading: SUS.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ECO 830. Doctoral Dissertation. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Required of all candidates for the Ph.D. The student will enroll for credit as determined by his/her advisor but not for less than a total of 12. Not more than 12 hours of ECO 730 may be taken in a regular semester, nor more than six in a summer session. Where a student has passed his/her (a) qualifying examinations, and (b) is engaged in an assistantship, he/she may still take the maximum allowable credit stated above.
Components: THI.
Grading: SUS.
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, & Summer.

ECO 860. The Theory of International Trade. 3 Credit Hours.

This course presents rudiments in trade theory and open macroeconomics. International arbitrage as well as determination of the values of currencies and stocks.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall.