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.

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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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 2/20
  • 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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (03)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (04)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (05)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (06)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (07)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (08)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (09)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (10)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (11)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 2/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (12)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (13)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (14)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/22
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (15)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/23
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (16)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/23
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (17)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/23
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (18)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/23
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (19)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Elements of Microeconomics
AS.180.102 (20)

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: MW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Hamilton, Bruce W
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Migrating to Opportunity? Economic Evidence from East Asia, the U.S. and the EU
AS.180.210 (01)

Increased mobility of people across national borders, whether by choice or by force, has become an integral part of the modern world. Using a comparative perspective and an applied economics approach, the course explores the economic and political determinants, and (likely) consequences of migration flows for East Asia, the US and the EU. Lectures, assignments and in class discussions, will be built around the following topics: i) migrants’ self-selection; ii) human capital investment decision-making; iii) remittance decisions and effects; iv) impacts on labor markets of both receiving and sending countries; and v) the economic benefits from immigration. Overall, the course will give students perspective on the why people choose or feel compelled to leave their countries, how receiving countries respond to migrants’ presence, and the key economic policy concerns that are influencing the shaping of immigration policy in East Asia, the US, and the EU.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Dore, Giovanna Maria Dora
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON

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

Debates in Macroeconomics
AS.180.231 (01)

This course covers some of the more contentious current debates in macroeconomics. Topics include: recent and proposed tax changes (are workers affected by the corporate tax?); unconventional monetary policies (have they helped?); modern monetary theory (sound doctrine or hokum?); why are interest rates so low? backlash against globalization (warranted? unprecedented?); immigration (economic bane or boon?); rising income inequality (causes? consequences? pervasiveness?); has competition waned in US markets? Students will use the tools of economics to analyze these and other pressing issues. Though definitive answers may prove elusive, sound economic analysis can shed considerable light, not least by unmasking the political biases that often drive protagonists on both sides of these debates.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Instructor: Feinman, Joshua
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Economics of Transition and Institutional Change
AS.180.233 (01)

This course will introduce students to the comparative analysis of institutions of existing capitalist systems and to the historical evolution of those institutions. By comparing the economic systems of different nations, we will try to reveal the institutional setups that either contribute or hinder economic performance. We will also examine the process of countries transforming their economies and investigate the factors that determine the differences in reforms’ outcomes between countries.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Poliakova, Ludmila
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/15
  • 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 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Norris, Floyd
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/20
  • PosTag(s): n/a

International Monetary Economics
AS.180.242 (01)

This course presents International Monetary Economics theory and applies it towards gaining an understanding of recent events and current policy issues. The theory presented in this course covers a broad range of topics including exchange rate determination, monetary and fiscal policy in an open economy, balance of payments crisis, the choice of exchange rate, and international debt. The insights provided by these theoretical frameworks will enable us to discuss topics such as the global financial crisis, global financial imbalances, the Chinese exchange rate regime, and proposed changes in the international financial architecture.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
  • Instructor: Poliakova, Ludmila
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/40
  • 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:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/30
  • PosTag(s): SPOL-UL

Economics of Discrimination
AS.180.252 (01)

This course examines labor market discrimination by gender, race and ethnicity in the United States. What does the empirical evidence show, and how can we explain it? How much of the difference in observed outcomes is driven by differences in productivity characteristics and how much is due to discrimination? How have economists theorized about discrimination and what methodologies can be employed to test those theories? What has been the impact of public policy in this area; how do large corporations and educational institutions respond; and what can we learn from landmark lawsuits? The course will reinforce skills relevant to all fields of applied economics, including critical evaluation of the theoretical and empirical literature, the reasoned application of statistical techniques, and analysis of current policy issues.

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

Corporate Finance
AS.180.263 (01)

This course is an introduction to the financial management of a corporation. Students study the following broad questions. How should a firm decide whether to invest in a new project? How much debt and equity should a firm use to finance its activities? How should a firm pay its investors? How do taxes affect a firm’s investment and financing decisions? What determines the value of a firm? The emphasis throughout the course is on the economic principles that underlie answers to these questions.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Duffee, Gregory R
  • Room: Shaffer 3
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 1/40
  • PosTag(s): CLE-ENTR

Information and Investing Seminar
AS.180.285 (01)

The course will seek to discuss and illuminate the information (news reports, industry reports, government statistics, and proprietary indicators) that investors use to make investment decisions. The course will be conducted in the framework of a weekly investment committee format wherein information is processed to maximize an investment portfolio’s return to risk. Each class will be conducted in two parts. The first part will require students to share with the class information gathered from their assigned specialty (e.g.: fixed income, equities, emerging markets, commodities) and the second part will require group interaction as to what decisions need to be made to a hypothetical portfolio in order to maximize objectives. The course will require regular reading of financial and economic news as well as numerous assigned industry and academic research related to global finance. Other: this course will require quite a bit of reading and regular interaction in group discussion and with the instructor.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Lower Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Heerdt, Kevin M.
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 9:00AM - 9:50AM
  • Instructor: Ball, Laurence M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/42
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

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: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 5:30PM - 6:20PM
  • Instructor: Ball, Laurence M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/42
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Macroeconomic Theory
AS.180.302 (03)

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: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, W 10:00AM - 10:50AM
  • Instructor: Ball, Laurence M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/41
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Macroeconomic Theory
AS.180.302 (04)

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: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, W 5:30PM - 6:20PM
  • Instructor: Ball, Laurence M
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/41
  • PosTag(s): GECS-SOCSCI

Economics of Uncertainty and Information
AS.180.309 (01)

In this course we'll discuss the theory of decision making in the face of risk, the theory of risk aversion and its applications to financial and insurance markets. Building on the theory of individual decision making under risk, we will study the economic implications of asymmetric information, the type of market failures produced by adverse selection and moral hazard problems, and the models that were advanced to analyze these problems, including incentive contracts, screening and signaling equilibria.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Daley, Brendan
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Economics of Matching Markets
AS.180.327 (01)

Matching markets are those markets where the identities or characteristics of the agents engaged in a transaction matter, not only the price. In fact, no monetary transactions may happen at all. Examples include donated organ allocation, school choice, refugee resettlement, among others. Although the mathematical pre-requisites are low, emphasis is given to proofs; thus, some degree of mathematical/logical maturity is assumed. Evaluation consists of problem sets, presenting a summary of an academic paper in-class, and a final paper (either original research or critical literature review).

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Fernandez, Marcelo A
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15
  • 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: Krasnokutskaya, Elena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/43
  • 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: Krasnokutskaya, Elena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/42
  • 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 12:00PM - 1:15PM, Th 3:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Instructor: Krasnokutskaya, Elena
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/29
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Macroeconomic Strategies
AS.180.336 (01)

Will sketch out a strategy for anticipating economic turning points. Business cycle basics, monetary policy/financial market/real economy interactions will be reviewed. Long-term growth issues will be explored.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Barbera, Robert
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/25
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Rationality: Meaning and Measurement
AS.180.345 (01)

Economists generally work with a number of classic models of how people behave in different contexts. These models (such as utility maximization and expected utility maximization) are widely used because they are tractable and elegant, but are they also accurate models of human behavior? In this course, we examine the axiomatic foundations of these models, explore their implications for choice behavior, and discuss the empirical and experimental strategies economists have developed to test these models. The course would require you to solve mathematical problems; knowledge of mathematics up to the level of multi-variate calculus would be very helpful.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Quah, Kim Ho John
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): BEHB-SOCSCI

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 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Husain, Muhammad Mudabbir
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/30
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON, SPOL-UL

Public Economics
AS.180.352 (01)

This course explores issues related to expenditure and tax policies of governments, as well as views regarding the purpose of government and criteria for evaluating government actions. The course also includes a discussion of how group or collective choices are made within society, how environmental policies affect the level of pollution, and the importance of public debt.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Husain, Muhammad Mudabbir
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/30
  • PosTag(s): n/a

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: Hackerman 111
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/10
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Managerial Economics and Business Strategy
AS.180.368 (01)

Seminar on quantitative concepts, decision-making, and strategy in business organizations. Overall context is ‘value’ – how it is measured and maximized long term. Microeconomic theory of the firm, competitive analysis, corporate finance.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: M 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Knapp, J. Barclay
  • Room:  
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/34
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Social Policy Implications of Behavioral Economics
AS.180.389 (01)

Economists increasingly incorporate insights from psychology into models of rational decision-making. Known as "behavioral economics", this line of research considers how, for example, emotions, rules-of-thumb, biased beliefs and time-inconsistent preferences influence how we make choices. Behavioral economics increasingly pervades policy discussions on topics as diverse as: obesity, the role of media, subprime mortgages and voting patterns. Behavioral models are certainly novel, but do they help us to design superior social policies? With the goal of preparing students to address this question, this course (1) provides a thorough overview of the main contributions of behavioral economics, highlighting departures from more traditional economic models and (2) emphasizes how behavioral economic models might (or might not) improve how we think about social policy.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Papageorge, Nicholas W
  • Room: Levering Arellano
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/30
  • PosTag(s): INST-ECON, SPOL-UL, GECS-SOCSCI, BEHB-SOCSCI

Health Economics & Developing Countries
AS.180.390 (01)

Benefits of good health and its costs. Health demand and supply in poor countries. Welfare economics of Public Health. This is a writing seminar. There are some lectures on how to write a paper and on the substance of the economics of international health but the focus and only assignment is a 40-page paper by each student under the supervision of the instructor.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Gersovitz, Mark
  • Room: Hackerman 320
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • Seats Available: 0/12
  • PosTag(s): n/a

Economics of China
AS.180.391 (01)

Discussion of the economic experience of Post-War China, primarily emphasizing topics rather than historical narrative: agriculture, industry including corporate governance and public enterprises, international trade, population, migration, education, health, public finances among other topics. This course is writing intensive and the only assignment for the course is a 40 page paper on some aspect of the Chinese economy to be done under the close supervision of the instructor. The course is not primarily a lecture course, although there will be some lectures on how to do a paper and on the substance of the Chinese economic experience.

  • Credits: 3.00
  • Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Gersovitz, Mark
  • Room: Hodson 301
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/12
  • PosTag(s): INST-CP, INST-ECON

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room PosTag(s) Info
AS.180.102 (01)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 9:00AM - 9:50AMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (02)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 9:00AM - 9:50AMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (03)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 9:00AM - 9:50AMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (04)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 9:00AM - 9:50AMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (05)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 9:00AM - 9:50AMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (06)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 12:00PM - 12:50PMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (07)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 12:00PM - 12:50PMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (08)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 12:00PM - 12:50PMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (09)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 12:00PM - 12:50PMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (10)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, Th 12:00PM - 12:50PMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (11)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (12)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (13)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (14)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (15)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 9:00AM - 9:50AMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (16)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (17)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (18)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 12:00PM - 12:50PMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (19)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.102 (20)Elements of MicroeconomicsMW 9:00AM - 9:50AM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMHamilton, Bruce W 
AS.180.210 (01)Migrating to Opportunity? Economic Evidence from East Asia, the U.S. and the EUTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMDore, Giovanna Maria DoraShaffer 3INST-ECON
AS.180.214 (01)The Economic Experience of the BRIC CountriesTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMDasgupta, Somasree INST-ECON, INST-CP
AS.180.231 (01)Debates in MacroeconomicsW 3:00PM - 5:30PMFeinman, Joshua 
AS.180.233 (01)Economics of Transition and Institutional ChangeTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMPoliakova, Ludmila INST-ECON
AS.180.238 (01)Rethinking Economics After the Great RecessionTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMNorris, Floyd 
AS.180.242 (01)International Monetary EconomicsTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AMPoliakova, Ludmila INST-ECON
AS.180.244 (01)Market DesignTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMFernandez, Marcelo A SPOL-UL
AS.180.252 (01)Economics of DiscriminationMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMMorgan, Barbara Anne 
AS.180.263 (01)Corporate FinanceMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMDuffee, Gregory RShaffer 3CLE-ENTR
AS.180.285 (01)Information and Investing SeminarTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMHeerdt, Kevin M. 
AS.180.302 (01)Macroeconomic TheoryTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, Th 9:00AM - 9:50AMBall, Laurence M GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.302 (02)Macroeconomic TheoryTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, T 5:30PM - 6:20PMBall, Laurence M GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.302 (03)Macroeconomic TheoryTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, W 10:00AM - 10:50AMBall, Laurence M GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.302 (04)Macroeconomic TheoryTTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM, W 5:30PM - 6:20PMBall, Laurence M GECS-SOCSCI
AS.180.309 (01)Economics of Uncertainty and InformationMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMDaley, Brendan 
AS.180.327 (01)Economics of Matching MarketsTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMFernandez, Marcelo A 
AS.180.334 (01)EconometricsMW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, F 10:00AM - 10:50AMKrasnokutskaya, Elena 
AS.180.334 (02)EconometricsMW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, Th 3:00PM - 3:50PMKrasnokutskaya, Elena 
AS.180.334 (03)EconometricsMW 12:00PM - 1:15PM, Th 3:00PM - 3:50PMKrasnokutskaya, Elena 
AS.180.336 (01)Macroeconomic StrategiesW 1:30PM - 4:00PMBarbera, Robert 
AS.180.345 (01)Rationality: Meaning and MeasurementTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMQuah, Kim Ho John BEHB-SOCSCI
AS.180.351 (01)Labor EconomicsMW 3:00PM - 4:15PMHusain, Muhammad Mudabbir INST-ECON, SPOL-UL
AS.180.352 (01)Public EconomicsMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMHusain, Muhammad Mudabbir 
AS.180.365 (01)Topics in MacroeconomicsTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMBall, Laurence MHackerman 111
AS.180.368 (01)Managerial Economics and Business StrategyM 1:30PM - 4:00PMKnapp, J. Barclay 
AS.180.389 (01)Social Policy Implications of Behavioral EconomicsTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMPapageorge, Nicholas WLevering ArellanoINST-ECON, SPOL-UL, GECS-SOCSCI, BEHB-SOCSCI
AS.180.390 (01)Health Economics & Developing CountriesGersovitz, MarkHackerman 320
AS.180.391 (01)Economics of ChinaGersovitz, MarkHodson 301INST-CP, INST-ECON