The Department of Economics will offer a new course in spring 2014, on Tuesdays 1:30-3:00, entitled Faculty Research in Economics, led by Professor Bruce Hamilton. The course number is 180.203 and its prerequisites are Economics 101 and 102.
Each week a different member of the Faculty of Economics will present a description of an interesting research project that he or she has conducted. There will be no required outside reading and no other homework except for modest makeup work should you miss a class. This is simply a chance to get to know your faculty in a different setting and to get a sense of what they do “with the rest of their time.” And if your curiosity is particularly piqued by one of the presentations, the published papers underlying each talk will be posted on Blackboard.
The course is for one credit (there’s no homework; remember?), pass/fail (there’s no homework; remember?) and it does not count as one of the 10 courses needed for the economics major.
Professor Hamilton will attend all lectures and will retire to the Gilman Coffee Atrium after class if anyone wants to discuss the day’s presentation.