Undergraduate Courses

The courses listed below are provided by Student Information Services (SIS). This listing provides a snapshot of immediately available courses within this department and may not be complete. Course registration information can be found at https://sis.jhu.edu/classes.

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

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Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (01)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Bloomberg 178
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (02)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Maryland 104
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (03)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Maryland 202
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (04)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Maryland 217
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (05)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Hackerman 320
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (06)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Maryland 217
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (07)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Maryland 104
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (09)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Ames 320
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (10)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Latrobe 120
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (12)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Maryland 114
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (13)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Shaffer 202
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (15)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Croft Hall B32
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (16)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Shaffer 302
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (18)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis, with emphasis on total national income and output, employment, the price level and inflation, money, the government budget, the national debt, and interest rates. The role of public policy. Applications of economic analysis to government and personal decisions. Prerequisite: basic facility with graphs and algebra.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 1:30PM - 2:20PM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Virtual Online Gilman 186
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/20
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (01)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis with emphasis on demand and supply, relative prices, the allocation of resources, and the distribution of goods and services, theory of consumer behavior, theory of the firm, and competition and monopoly, including the application of microeconomic analysis to contemporary problems.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 5:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Virtual Online Hodson 316
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 40/40
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (02)

An introduction to the economic system and economic analysis with emphasis on demand and supply, relative prices, the allocation of resources, and the distribution of goods and services, theory of consumer behavior, theory of the firm, and competition and monopoly, including the application of microeconomic analysis to contemporary problems.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room: Virtual Online Hodson 316
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 40/40
  • PosTag(s): n/a

The Economic Experience of the BRIC Countries
AS.180.214 (01)

In 2001, Jim O’Neill, the Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs, coined the acronym BRIC to identify the four large emerging economies, Brazil, Russia, India and China. These economies have since had an amazing run, and have emerged as the biggest and fastest growing emerging markets. In this course, we look at the economic experiences of the BRIC countries for the past 50 years. We discuss the reasons that have contributed to their exceptional growth rates, with particular emphasis on their transformation into market economies. We also analyze the challenges that these countries continue to face in their development process.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Dasgupta, Somasree
  • Room:    
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/60
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON, INST-CP

Game Theory in Social Sciences
AS.180.217 (01)

Game Theory is the study of multiple person decision problems in which the well-being of a decision maker depends not only on his own actions but also on those of others. Such problems arise frequently in economics, political science, business, military science and many other areas. In this course, we will learn how to model different social situations as games and how to use solution concepts to understand players' behavior. We will consider various examples from different fields and will play several games in class. The emphasis of the class is on the conceptual analysis and applications and we will keep the level of mathematical technicalities at the minimum -- high school algebra and one term of calculus will be sufficient. Students who took AS.180.117 are not eligible to take AS.180.217.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Chen, Ying
  • Room: Hodson 210  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/40
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

The Informal Economy: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why We Care About It.
AS.180.221 (01)

The informal economy is one of the most complex economic and political phenomena of our time. It exists in rich and poor countries alike, currently employs almost half of the world’s workers, about 1.8 billion people, and totals to economic activity of around $10 trillion. If the informal economy were an independent nation, it would be the second-largest economy in the world, after the United States and before China. In today’s globalizing environment, are informal economies a poverty trap or an engine of growth? Do they stimulate entrepreneurship and popular empowerment, or promote exploitation? How does an improved understanding of the size and organization of informal economies affect service provision, social policy or taxation? What are the implications of the informal economy for social cohesion and popular politics? The proposed course will address these (as well as other) questions related to the informal economy to offer students an understanding of such complex phenomenon from a variety of perspectives. The course will comprise three parts. Part 1 will explore the complexities of the informal economy, and the effects of informality on policies of inclusive growth. Part 2 will draw on empirical evidence and comparative case studies to examine informal economies in various regions, including Africa, East Asia, North and South America, and Europe, highlighting variations in activities, relations with the state, global integration and economic outcomes. Finally, Part 3 will discuss the ongoing economic policy shift from punitive measures to accepting informality as a virtual space through which citizens flow from job-seeker to compliant entrepreneurs.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Dore, Giovanna Maria Dora
  • Room: Gilman 75  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
AS.180.223 (01)

Many sub-Saharan African countries are among the least developed countries in the world. In this course, we explore the economic development experiences of African countries, with more focus on sub-Saharan Africa. The course starts with a historical perspective, delves into development strategies, and examines evidence on successes and failures of some case study countries. We conclude by analyzing the many challenges that these countries continue to face in their development process. Elements of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics are required prerequisites. There would be group presentations on assigned readings.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 60/60
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Economics of Health and Education in South Asia
AS.180.229 (01)

Human capital is an important factor of economic growth in South Asian economies, along with physical capital and technology. Addressing health and education challenges has implications for improving a country’s human capital formation and income growth. In this course, we look at past and present health and educational outcomes in South Asian Countries. We discuss the gaps in access to education and health care services, the quality of education and health care services as well as the impacts on the productivity of the labor force. We also empirically analyze the link between economic growth and human capital development. Furthermore, we focus on some challenges and future policy options for economies in South Asia.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 56/60
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

Rethinking Economics After the Great Recession
AS.180.238 (01)

The financial crisis that began in the United States in 2007 threw virtually the entire world into recession. This class will look at the causes of the crisis and at how it unfolded. It will look into the conventional wisdom of economists, circa 2006, and why that wisdom proved to be so wrong. It will examine the financial innovations that contributed to the crisis, at the reasons financial regulators were blindsided, and at the reforms enacted after the crisis.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Norris, Floyd
  • Room: Krieger 308  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

Market Design
AS.180.244 (01)

We will study how the rules of a market impact behavior, and in turn whether this behavior leads to (un)desirable outcomes. We will cover how the lessons learned from both successful and failing markets have been used by economists to design new markets. It will help us address questions such as: (i) Can economics help with the shortage of donated kidneys? (ii) How should a ride share service assign cars to clients? (iii) Can changing the way school seats are assigned change the welfare of students in a city? The material is intended to be as accessible as possible, keeping the mathematical technicalities to a minimum (i.e. one-term of calculus would be sufficient).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Fernandez, Marcelo A
  • Room: Shaffer 304  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Financial Writing and Analysis
AS.180.248 (01)

There is an immense chasm between economic and financial commentary in academic discussions and that provided by private sector analysts and the press. Some of the difference is merely semantic, but much of the difference has real substance. Academic and nonacademic commentators tend to simply write off the other as being clueless in some way. Sorting out which bits of each style of analysis are most valuable and synthesizing them into a coherent commentary is a rare and valuable skill. This is a hands-on course with a goal of building skills reading and writing commentary in financial economics. The course begins critically studying commentary regarding prominent topics in the news over the recent months and then moves to writing "explainer" pieces for publication on the Center for Financial Economics blog. Students will work in teams both analyzing commentary, and writing and critiquing the work of fellow students.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Norris, Floyd
  • Room: Maryland 114  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Real Estate Economics and Finance
AS.180.260 (01)

An introduction to the economic analysis of real estate markets. Various perspectives will be considered, including individual homeowners and renters, investors and financiers, and policymakers. Topics include the determinants of property valuations, financing considerations, real estate development, and analysis of real estate as an investment class. The course qualifies as an elective for the Financial Economics Minor.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Daley, Brendan
  • Room:    
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/54
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Monetary Analysis
AS.180.261 (01)

This course analyzes the financial and monetary system of the U.S. economy and the design and implementation of U.S. monetary policy. Among other topics, we will examine the role of banks in the economy, the term structure of interest rates, the stock market, the supply of money, the role of the Federal Reserve in the economy, the objectives of monetary policy in the United States and current monetary policy practice.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Poliakova, Ludmila
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/50
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

Monetary Analysis
AS.180.261 (02)

This course analyzes the financial and monetary system of the U.S. economy and the design and implementation of U.S. monetary policy. Among other topics, we will examine the role of banks in the economy, the term structure of interest rates, the stock market, the supply of money, the role of the Federal Reserve in the economy, the objectives of monetary policy in the United States and current monetary policy practice.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Poliakova, Ludmila
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/50
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

Financial Markets and Institutions
AS.180.266 (01)

Understanding design and functioning of financial markets and institutions, connecting theoretical foundations and real-world applications and cases. Basic principles of asymmetric information problems, management of risk. Money, bond, and equity markets; investment banking, security brokers, and venture capital firms; structure, competition, and regulation of commercial banks. Importance of electronic technology on financial systems.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Feinman, Joshua
  • Room: Shaffer 302  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/35
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

Economics of Health
AS.180.289 (01)

Application of economic concepts and analysis to the health services system. Review of empirical studies of demand for health services, behavior of providers, and relationship of health services to population health levels. Discussion of current policy issues relating to financing and resource allocation.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 3:30PM - 5:50PM
  • Instructor: Bishai, David M
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 40/100
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON, PHIL-BIOETH, SPOL-UL

Microeconomic Theory
AS.180.301 (01)

An introduction to the modern theory of allocation of resources, starting with the theories of the individual consumer and producer, and proceeding to analysis of systems of interacting individuals, first in the theory of exchange, then to systems which include production as well.

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, Th 4:30PM - 5:20PM
  • Instructor: Karni, Edi
  • Room: Virtual Online Shaffer 302
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/45
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Microeconomic Theory
AS.180.301 (02)

An introduction to the modern theory of allocation of resources, starting with the theories of the individual consumer and producer, and proceeding to analysis of systems of interacting individuals, first in the theory of exchange, then to systems which include production as well.

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Karni, Edi
  • Room: Virtual Online Shaffer 202
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/45
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Microeconomic Theory
AS.180.301 (03)

An introduction to the modern theory of allocation of resources, starting with the theories of the individual consumer and producer, and proceeding to analysis of systems of interacting individuals, first in the theory of exchange, then to systems which include production as well.

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AM
  • Instructor: Karni, Edi
  • Room: Virtual Online Shaffer 202
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/45
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Microeconomic Theory
AS.180.301 (04)

An introduction to the modern theory of allocation of resources, starting with the theories of the individual consumer and producer, and proceeding to analysis of systems of interacting individuals, first in the theory of exchange, then to systems which include production as well.

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PM
  • Instructor: Karni, Edi
  • Room: Virtual Online Shaffer 202
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/45
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Macroeconomic Theory
AS.180.302 (01)

The course provides a treatment of macroeconomic theory including a static analysis of the determination of output, employment, the price level, the rate of interest, and a dynamic analysis of growth, inflation, and business cycles. In addition, the use and effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policy to bring about full employment, price stability, and steady economic growth will be discussed.

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM, T 5:30PM - 6:20PM
  • Instructor: Poliakova, Ludmila
  • Room: Virtual Online Shaffer 100
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 43/45
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Macroeconomic Theory
AS.180.302 (02)

The course provides a treatment of macroeconomic theory including a static analysis of the determination of output, employment, the price level, the rate of interest, and a dynamic analysis of growth, inflation, and business cycles. In addition, the use and effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policy to bring about full employment, price stability, and steady economic growth will be discussed.

  • Credits: 4.50
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM, W 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Poliakova, Ludmila
  • Room: Virtual Online Shaffer 300
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 43/45
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Topics in International Macroeconomics and Finance
AS.180.303 (01)

The course will review selected topics in international macroeconomics and finance. The topics for the Fall of 2019 include: financial globalization; international portfolio diversification; capital account liberalization and the choice of the exchange rate regime in emerging markets; the global financial safety net; macroeconomic adjustment in the euro area.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Jeanne, Olivier
  • Room: Hodson 303  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/22
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

Economics of Antitrust
AS.180.310 (01)

This course explores the economic rationale for, and consequence of, antitrust laws. In addition to economic analysis we will study landmark antitrust cases.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:    
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Econometrics
AS.180.334 (01)

Introduction to the methods of estimation in economic research. The first part of the course develops the primary method employed in economic research, the method of least squares. This is followed by an investigation of the performance of the method in a variety of important situations. The development of a way to handle many of the situations in which ordinary least squares is not useful, the method of instrumental variables, concludes the course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Husain, Muhammad Mudabbir
  • Room: Virtual Online Hodson 303
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 3/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Econometrics
AS.180.334 (02)

Introduction to the methods of estimation in economic research. The first part of the course develops the primary method employed in economic research, the method of least squares. This is followed by an investigation of the performance of the method in a variety of important situations. The development of a way to handle many of the situations in which ordinary least squares is not useful, the method of instrumental variables, concludes the course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, Th 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Husain, Muhammad Mudabbir
  • Room: Virtual Online Hodson 303
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 3/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Econometrics
AS.180.334 (03)

Introduction to the methods of estimation in economic research. The first part of the course develops the primary method employed in economic research, the method of least squares. This is followed by an investigation of the performance of the method in a variety of important situations. The development of a way to handle many of the situations in which ordinary least squares is not useful, the method of instrumental variables, concludes the course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Husain, Muhammad Mudabbir
  • Room: Virtual Online Hodson 216
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Econometrics
AS.180.334 (04)

Introduction to the methods of estimation in economic research. The first part of the course develops the primary method employed in economic research, the method of least squares. This is followed by an investigation of the performance of the method in a variety of important situations. The development of a way to handle many of the situations in which ordinary least squares is not useful, the method of instrumental variables, concludes the course.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, Th 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Husain, Muhammad Mudabbir
  • Room: Virtual Online Krieger 309
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/26
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Political Economy and Development
AS.180.338 (01)

Good governance is associated with desirable outcomes across countries and societies: higher life satisfaction, greater income per capita, lower child mortality, longer life expectancy, less disease, etc. But these statistical associations in the data are not sufficient to establish either that good governance truly causes such societal outcomes, or what types of policies produce them. This course asks: What are the determinants of good governance? Is good governance "good" beyond its intrinsic desirability? If so, how? We use a data-driven approach, focusing on quantitative empirical methods and their applications to policy. The goal is to develop skills to be savvy consumers, as well as producers, of policy-relevant evidence related to issues of governance, in rich and poor countries alike. Topics will include: democracy, corruption, conflict, culture, mass media, quotas, and foreign aid.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Campante, Filipe R
  • Room: Shaffer 304  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/30
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

Economics of Race, Gender and Culture
AS.180.349 (01)

Economics is a quantitative social science studying general human behavior. This course will overview recent contributions in the economics of race, gender, and culture, and will introduce how economists study controversial issues on these topics. Students majoring in other social science disciplines are welcome to take this course. Another goal of this course is to make students become familiar with causal analysis tools popular in economics research. It is strongly recommended to take at least one econometrics course before taking this one, or at least taking it in the same semester.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Hwang, Yujung
  • Room: Latrobe 120  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

Labor Economics
AS.180.351 (01)

The course discusses various issues in labor markets from the perspective of economic theory. We first study the major forces at work that shape labor market behavior; firms’ labor demand and workers’ labor supply. Then we discuss the equilibrium behavior of employment and wages. Using these tools, we also cover various applied topics in labor economics, such as minimum wage regulations, male-female wage differentials, human capital investment, worker mobility, and unemployment.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Staff
  • Room:    
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 29/55
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

Economics of Poverty/Inequality
AS.180.355 (01)

This course focuses on the economics of poverty and inequality. It covers the measurement of poverty and inequality, facts and trends over time, the causes of poverty and inequality with a focus on those related to earnings and the labor market, and public policy toward poverty and inequality, covering both taxation and government expenditure and programs. By the nature of the material, the course is fairly statistical and quantitative. Students should have an intermediate understanding of microeconomic concepts. Basic knowledge of regression analysis is also helpful.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Moffitt, Robert A
  • Room: Croft Hall B32  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/32
  • PosTag(s): SPOL-UL, INST-ECON

Sex, Drugs and Dynamic Optimization: The Economics of Risky Behavior
AS.180.363 (01)

We apply the tools of economic analysis to understand behaviors that are enjoyable today, but may have negative consequences in the future.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Papageorge, Nicholas W
  • Room: Gilman 77  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): SPOL-UL

Topics in Macroeconomics
AS.180.365 (01)

This course builds on AS.180.302 (Macroeconomic Theory) to consider the leading macroeconomic controversies of today (such as the appropriate monetary and fiscal policies of the Federal Reserve and U.S. Government). The classes will include frequent student presentations.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Ball, Laurence M
  • Room: Shaffer 304  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Investment-Portfolio Management
AS.180.367 (01)

Investment securities and their markets, especially the stock market. The relations between expected return and risk. The determination of security prices. Financial portfolio selection. The assessment of the performance of managed portfolios.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Wright, Jonathan H
  • Room:    
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/60
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Social Policy: Baltimore and Beyond
AS.360.247 (01)

This course will introduce students to basic concepts in economics, political science and sociology relevant to the study of social problems and the programs designed to remedy them. It will address the many inequalities in access to education and health care, unequal treatment in the criminal justice system, disparities in income and wealth, and differential access to political power. The focus will be on designing effective policies at the national and local level to address these pressing issues. This course is open to all students, but will be required for the new Social Policy Minor. The course is also recommended for students who are interested in law school, medical school, programs in public health, and graduate school in related social science fields. This course does not count as one of the required courses for the Economics major or minor, but it is required for the Social Policy Minor. Cross list with Sociology, Economics and Political Science. Freshman, Sophomore and Juniors only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Burdick-Will, Julia, Lieberman, Robert C, Morgan, Barbara Anne
  • Room: Virtual Online Latrobe 107
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 9/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Social Policy: Baltimore and Beyond
AS.360.247 (02)

This course will introduce students to basic concepts in economics, political science and sociology relevant to the study of social problems and the programs designed to remedy them. It will address the many inequalities in access to education and health care, unequal treatment in the criminal justice system, disparities in income and wealth, and differential access to political power. The focus will be on designing effective policies at the national and local level to address these pressing issues. This course is open to all students, but will be required for the new Social Policy Minor. The course is also recommended for students who are interested in law school, medical school, programs in public health, and graduate school in related social science fields. This course does not count as one of the required courses for the Economics major or minor, but it is required for the Social Policy Minor. Cross list with Sociology, Economics and Political Science. Freshman, Sophomore and Juniors only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Burdick-Will, Julia, Lieberman, Robert C, Morgan, Barbara Anne
  • Room: Virtual Online Shaffer 302
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 20/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Introduction to Social Policy: Baltimore and Beyond
AS.360.247 (03)

This course will introduce students to basic concepts in economics, political science and sociology relevant to the study of social problems and the programs designed to remedy them. It will address the many inequalities in access to education and health care, unequal treatment in the criminal justice system, disparities in income and wealth, and differential access to political power. The focus will be on designing effective policies at the national and local level to address these pressing issues. This course is open to all students, but will be required for the new Social Policy Minor. The course is also recommended for students who are interested in law school, medical school, programs in public health, and graduate school in related social science fields. This course does not count as one of the required courses for the Economics major or minor, but it is required for the Social Policy Minor. Cross list with Sociology, Economics and Political Science. Freshman, Sophomore and Juniors only.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Burdick-Will, Julia, Lieberman, Robert C, Morgan, Barbara Anne
  • Room: Virtual Online Maryland 109
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 20/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.180.101 (01)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 9:00AM - 9:50AMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Bloomberg 178
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (02)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 9:00AM - 9:50AMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Maryland 104
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (03)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 9:00AM - 9:50AMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Maryland 202
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (04)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 9:00AM - 9:50AMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Maryland 217
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (05)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 10:00AM - 10:50AMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Hackerman 320
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (06)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 10:00AM - 10:50AMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Maryland 217
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (07)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 10:00AM - 10:50AMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Maryland 104
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (09)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 12:00PM - 12:50PMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Ames 320
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (10)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 12:00PM - 12:50PMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Latrobe 120
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (12)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 12:00PM - 12:50PMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Maryland 114
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (13)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Shaffer 202
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (15)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Croft Hall B32
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (16)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 9:00AM - 9:50AMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Shaffer 302
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (18)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 1:30PM - 2:20PMBarbera, RobertVirtual Online
Gilman 186
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.102 (01)Elements of MicroeconomicsTTh 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 5:00PM - 5:50PMStaffVirtual Online
Hodson 316
AS.180.102 (02)Elements of MicroeconomicsTTh 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMStaffVirtual Online
Hodson 316
AS.180.214 (01)The Economic Experience of the BRIC CountriesTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMDasgupta, Somasree 
 
INST-ECON, INST-CP
AS.180.217 (01)Game Theory in Social SciencesTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMChen, YingHodson 210
 
INST-ECON
AS.180.221 (01)The Informal Economy: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why We Care About It.TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMDore, Giovanna Maria DoraGilman 75
 
INST-ECON
AS.180.223 (01)Economic Development in Sub-Saharan AfricaTTh 4:30PM - 5:45PMStaff 
 
AS.180.229 (01)Economics of Health and Education in South AsiaTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMStaff 
 
INST-ECON
AS.180.238 (01)Rethinking Economics After the Great RecessionTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMNorris, FloydKrieger 308
 
INST-ECON
AS.180.244 (01)Market DesignTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMFernandez, Marcelo AShaffer 304
 
AS.180.248 (01)Financial Writing and AnalysisTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMNorris, FloydMaryland 114
 
AS.180.260 (01)Real Estate Economics and FinanceMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMDaley, Brendan 
 
AS.180.261 (01)Monetary AnalysisTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMPoliakova, Ludmila 
 
INST-ECON
AS.180.261 (02)Monetary AnalysisTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMPoliakova, Ludmila 
 
INST-ECON
AS.180.266 (01)Financial Markets and InstitutionsW 3:00PM - 5:30PMFeinman, JoshuaShaffer 302
 
INST-ECON
AS.180.289 (01)Economics of HealthM 3:30PM - 5:50PMBishai, David M 
 
INST-ECON, PHIL-BIOETH, SPOL-UL
AS.180.301 (01)Microeconomic TheoryMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, Th 4:30PM - 5:20PMKarni, EdiVirtual Online
Shaffer 302
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.301 (02)Microeconomic TheoryMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMKarni, EdiVirtual Online
Shaffer 202
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.301 (03)Microeconomic TheoryMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMKarni, EdiVirtual Online
Shaffer 202
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.301 (04)Microeconomic TheoryMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMKarni, EdiVirtual Online
Shaffer 202
GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.302 (01)Macroeconomic TheoryMW 4:30PM - 5:45PM, T 5:30PM - 6:20PMPoliakova, LudmilaVirtual Online
Shaffer 100
AS.180.302 (02)Macroeconomic TheoryMW 4:30PM - 5:45PM, W 9:00AM - 9:50AMPoliakova, LudmilaVirtual Online
Shaffer 300
AS.180.303 (01)Topics in International Macroeconomics and FinanceTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMJeanne, OlivierHodson 303
 
INST-ECON
AS.180.310 (01)Economics of AntitrustTh 1:30PM - 4:00PMHamilton, Bruce W 
 
AS.180.334 (01)EconometricsMW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMHusain, Muhammad MudabbirVirtual Online
Hodson 303
AS.180.334 (02)EconometricsMW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, Th 3:00PM - 3:50PMHusain, Muhammad MudabbirVirtual Online
Hodson 303
AS.180.334 (03)EconometricsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMHusain, Muhammad MudabbirVirtual Online
Hodson 216
AS.180.334 (04)EconometricsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PM, Th 3:00PM - 3:50PMHusain, Muhammad MudabbirVirtual Online
Krieger 309
AS.180.338 (01)Political Economy and DevelopmentW 3:00PM - 5:30PMCampante, Filipe RShaffer 304
 
INST-ECON
AS.180.349 (01)Economics of Race, Gender and CultureT 3:00PM - 5:30PMHwang, YujungLatrobe 120
 
INST-ECON
AS.180.351 (01)Labor EconomicsMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMStaff 
 
INST-ECON
AS.180.355 (01)Economics of Poverty/InequalityTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMMoffitt, Robert ACroft Hall B32
 
SPOL-UL, INST-ECON
AS.180.363 (01)Sex, Drugs and Dynamic Optimization: The Economics of Risky BehaviorTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMPapageorge, Nicholas WGilman 77
 
SPOL-UL
AS.180.365 (01)Topics in MacroeconomicsTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMBall, Laurence MShaffer 304
 
AS.180.367 (01)Investment-Portfolio ManagementTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMWright, Jonathan H 
 
AS.360.247 (01)Introduction to Social Policy: Baltimore and BeyondTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBurdick-Will, Julia, Lieberman, Robert C, Morgan, Barbara AnneVirtual Online
Latrobe 107
AS.360.247 (02)Introduction to Social Policy: Baltimore and BeyondTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBurdick-Will, Julia, Lieberman, Robert C, Morgan, Barbara AnneVirtual Online
Shaffer 302
AS.360.247 (03)Introduction to Social Policy: Baltimore and BeyondTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMBurdick-Will, Julia, Lieberman, Robert C, Morgan, Barbara AnneVirtual Online
Maryland 109