Course Schedule

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.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (81)

This course introduces the basic tools of macroeconomics and teaches how they are applied to real world economic policy. Throughout the course, the main goals will be to a) study economic aggregates such as the overall price level; the unemployment rate and the GDP b)understand how they relate to each other. Attention will be given to fiscal and monetary policies. We will also analyze the recent financial crisis and its impact on the economic activity.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Dasgupta, Somasree
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 70/100
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (81)

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:
  • Instructor: Husain, Muhammad Mudabbir
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 49/100
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (11)

This course introduces the basic tools of macroeconomics and teaches how they are applied to real world economic policy. Throughout the course, the main goals will be to a) study economic aggregates such as the overall price level; the unemployment rate and the GDP b)understand how they relate to each other. Attention will be given to fiscal and monetary policies. We will also analyze the recent financial crisis and its impact on the economic activity.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Acalin, Julien Hamid
  • Room:  
  • Status: Canceled
  • Seats Available: 35/35
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.180.101 (81)Elements of MacroeconomicsDasgupta, Somasree 
AS.180.102 (81)Elements of MicroeconomicsHusain, Muhammad Mudabbir 
AS.180.101 (11)Elements of MacroeconomicsAcalin, Julien Hamid 

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/19
  • 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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/19
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

The Intellectual History of Capitalism, 1900 to present
AS.100.442 (01)

This course examines shifting understandings of the philosophical foundations, political implications, and social effects of the market economy since the early twentieth century.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: F 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Burgin, Angus
  • Room: Gilman 300
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 7/20
  • PosTag(s): HIST-US, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-ECON

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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/19
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (08)

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: M 10:00AM - 10:50AM, WF 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Shriver Hall Board Room
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 18/19
  • 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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/19
  • 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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/19
  • 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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/18
  • 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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/17
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/18
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (11)

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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15
  • 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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/18
  • 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 10:30AM - 11:20AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 17/18
  • 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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/18
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (19)

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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/18
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (17)

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 10:30AM - 11:20AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 16/18
  • 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 10:30AM - 11:20AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/10
  • 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 10:30AM - 11:20AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/19
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Elements of Macroeconomics
AS.180.101 (14)

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 10:30AM - 11:20AM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/18
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Economic Development
AS.180.228 (01)

A comprehensive survey of economic behavior by households, farms and firms in poor countries and the role of and for governments. Discussions include measurement of income levels, economy-wide equilibrium, sources of growth, agriculture and industry, international trade and investment, savings, population, fertility, education, health, income distribution and public finances. Applies economic theory rigorously to interpret and evaluate the economic experience of poor countries. Diagnostic test on Elements of Economics is required in the second week. Grading based on 3 exams and one paper.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, M 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Gersovitz, Mark
  • Room: Maryland 104
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 23/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

Environmental Economics
AS.180.246 (01)

This course presents a broad overview of the key issues in modern environmental economics with a focus on understanding and solving urban pollution challenges in developed and developing nations. This course explores how cities and nations can achieve the "win-win" of economic growth and reduced urban pollution. Special attention is paid to the incentives of households, firms and governments in reducing the production of pollution. The course examines a number of pollution challenges including; air, water, noise, garbage and the global challenge of climate change.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Kahn, Matthew
  • Room: Gilman 132
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/65
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR

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: Shriver Hall 104
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/27
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Shriver Hall 001
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

International Trade
AS.180.241 (01)

Theory of comparative advantage and the international division of labor: the determinants and pattern of trade, factor price equalization, factor mobility, gains from trade and distribution of income, and theory and practice or tariffs and other trade restrictions. Recommended Course Background: AS.180.101.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Dasgupta, Somasree
  • Room: Shaffer 303
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/80
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON, GECS-SOCSCI

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: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Wright, Jonathan H
  • Room: Latrobe 107
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/38
  • 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: Maryland 104
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

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: Hodson 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/17
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

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: Shaffer 302
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/40
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

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: Husain, Muhammad Mudabbir
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/45
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

The History and Future of the Hedge Fund Industry
AS.180.280 (01)

The precursors to modern hedge funds began more than 50 years ago, but in the 1990s the hedge fund, or alternative investments, industry began a period of rapid growth and evolution. With growth came controversy. Some argue that hedge funds, by allowing immense amounts of capital to be rapidly and freely deployed, play a vital role in pushing prices toward the efficient markets ideal. Others claim that hedge funds may accentuate speculative price dynamics, threatening the stability of the financial sector. While many hedge funds claim to offer outstanding returns to investors, data suggest that many clients end up paying high fees for unspectacular results. This course examines these and other controversies, while tracing the history of the alternative investments industry over the last 25 years.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Heerdt, Kevin M.
  • Room: Gilman 219
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/19
  • 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: Hodson 316
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/40
  • 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: Maryland 110
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 42/100
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON, PHIL-BIOETH, SPOL-UL

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, Nick W
  • Room: Mattin Center 161
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): SPOL-UL

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: Husain, Muhammad Mudabbir
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/45
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

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: Husain, Muhammad Mudabbir
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/45
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

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: Deluca, Stefanie, Morgan, Barbara Anne, Schlozman, Daniel
  • Room: Mergenthaler 111
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 8/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Hodson 203
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/32
  • PosTag(s): SPOL-UL, 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 - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room: Krieger 205
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Mathematical Economics
AS.180.314 (01)

This course traces the extent to which modern economic theory, particularly as it pertains to pure competition in market and non-market games under the rationality postulate.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Khan, M Ali
  • Room: Latrobe 107
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/20
  • 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: Shaffer 300
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/60
  • 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: Hodson 301
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 20/30
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

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: Deluca, Stefanie, Morgan, Barbara Anne, Schlozman, Daniel
  • Room: Mergenthaler 111
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 15/25
  • 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: Croft Hall G02
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

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: Deluca, Stefanie, Morgan, Barbara Anne, Schlozman, Daniel
  • Room: Mergenthaler 111
  • Status: Reserved Open
  • Seats Available: 10/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Latrobe 107
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/40
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

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: Shaffer 100
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Rich Countries, Poor Countries
AS.180.361 (01)

Why are some countries rich while some other countries poor? Why does a country’s income per person generally grow over time? We try to analyze these questions using the theoretical and empirical growth literature. We will study seminal growth models, and also try to explain cross-country income differences in terms of factors like geography, institutions and global integration. Knowledge of regression analysis (including instrumental variables estimation) is required.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Dasgupta, Somasree
  • Room: Maryland 202
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

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: Shaffer 100
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Husain, Muhammad Mudabbir
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/45
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Industrial Organization
AS.180.371 (01)

Investigation of firm behavior in markets characterized by imperfect competition. Imperfect competition lies in between monopoly and perfect competition and characterizes most major industries in modern capitalist economies. Central issues to be covered in the course include what determines the intensity of competition? What determines the extent of entry and exit? How is it that some firms consistently dominate their industries?

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Krasnokutskaya, Elena
  • Room: Maryland 114
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.180.101 (07)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 10:00AM - 10:50AMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (02)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 9:00AM - 9:50AMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.100.442 (01)The Intellectual History of Capitalism, 1900 to presentF 1:30PM - 4:00PMBurgin, AngusGilman 300HIST-US, HIST-EUROPE, INST-GLOBAL, INST-ECON
AS.180.101 (04)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 9:00AM - 9:50AMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (08)Elements of MacroeconomicsM 10:00AM - 10:50AM, WF 9:00AM - 9:50AMBarbera, RobertShriver Hall Board RoomGECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (09)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 12:00PM - 12:50PMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (03)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 9:00AM - 9:50AMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (05)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 10:00AM - 10:50AMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (06)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 10:00AM - 10:50AMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (01)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 9:00AM - 9:50AMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (11)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 12:00PM - 12:50PMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (10)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 12:00PM - 12:50PMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (15)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (18)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 1:30PM - 2:20PMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (19)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 1:30PM - 2:20PMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (17)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (16)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (13)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.101 (14)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, T 10:30AM - 11:20AMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.228 (01)Economic DevelopmentMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, M 3:00PM - 4:15PMGersovitz, MarkMaryland 104INST-ECON
AS.180.246 (01)Environmental EconomicsTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMKahn, MatthewGilman 132INST-ECON, ENVS-MAJOR, ENVS-MINOR
AS.180.260 (01)Real Estate Economics and FinanceMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMDaley, BrendanShriver Hall 104
AS.180.238 (01)Rethinking Economics After the Great RecessionTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMNorris, FloydShriver Hall 001
AS.180.241 (01)International TradeTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMDasgupta, SomasreeShaffer 303INST-ECON, GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.266 (01)Financial Markets and InstitutionsTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMWright, Jonathan HLatrobe 107INST-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 DoraMaryland 104INST-ECON
AS.180.101 (12)Elements of MacroeconomicsWF 9:00AM - 9:50AM, M 12:00PM - 12:50PMBarbera, RobertHodson 110GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.261 (02)Monetary AnalysisTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMPoliakova, LudmilaShaffer 302INST-ECON
AS.180.301 (02)Microeconomic TheoryMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMHusain, Muhammad MudabbirShaffer 3GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.280 (01)The History and Future of the Hedge Fund IndustryTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMHeerdt, Kevin M.Gilman 219
AS.180.261 (01)Monetary AnalysisTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMPoliakova, LudmilaHodson 316INST-ECON
AS.180.289 (01)Economics of HealthM 3:30PM - 5:50PMBishai, David MMaryland 110INST-ECON, PHIL-BIOETH, SPOL-UL
AS.180.363 (01)Sex, Drugs and Dynamic Optimization: The Economics of Risky BehaviorTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMPapageorge, Nick WMattin Center 161SPOL-UL
AS.180.301 (03)Microeconomic TheoryMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 11:00AM - 11:50AMHusain, Muhammad MudabbirShaffer 3GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.301 (01)Microeconomic TheoryMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, Th 4:30PM - 5:20PMHusain, Muhammad MudabbirShaffer 3GECS-SOCSCI
AS.360.247 (02)Introduction to Social Policy: Baltimore and BeyondTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMDeluca, Stefanie, Morgan, Barbara Anne, Schlozman, DanielMergenthaler 111
AS.180.355 (01)Economics of Poverty/InequalityTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMMoffitt, Robert AHodson 203SPOL-UL, INST-ECON
AS.180.310 (01)Economics of AntitrustTh 1:30PM - 3:50PMHamilton, Bruce WKrieger 205
AS.180.314 (01)Mathematical EconomicsT 3:00PM - 5:30PMKhan, M AliLatrobe 107
AS.180.367 (01)Investment-Portfolio ManagementTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMWright, Jonathan HShaffer 300
AS.180.338 (01)Political Economy and DevelopmentW 3:00PM - 5:30PMCampante, Filipe RHodson 301INST-ECON
AS.360.247 (03)Introduction to Social Policy: Baltimore and BeyondTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMDeluca, Stefanie, Morgan, Barbara Anne, Schlozman, DanielMergenthaler 111
AS.180.303 (01)Topics in International Macroeconomics and FinanceTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMJeanne, OlivierCroft Hall G02INST-ECON
AS.360.247 (01)Introduction to Social Policy: Baltimore and BeyondTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 10:30AM - 11:45AMDeluca, Stefanie, Morgan, Barbara Anne, Schlozman, DanielMergenthaler 111
AS.180.217 (01)Game Theory in Social SciencesTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMChen, YingLatrobe 107INST-ECON
AS.180.334 (02)EconometricsMW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, Th 3:00PM - 3:50PMHusain, Muhammad MudabbirShaffer 100
AS.180.361 (01)Rich Countries, Poor CountriesTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMDasgupta, SomasreeMaryland 202INST-ECON
AS.180.334 (01)EconometricsMW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMHusain, Muhammad MudabbirShaffer 100
AS.180.301 (04)Microeconomic TheoryMW 1:30PM - 2:45PM, F 1:30PM - 2:20PMHusain, Muhammad MudabbirShaffer 3GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.371 (01)Industrial OrganizationMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMKrasnokutskaya, ElenaMaryland 114