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ECON: Economics

5000. General Topics (3)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic. P for undergraduate students: ECON 3144, 3244. Considers new or advanced topics in economics.
5150. Development (3)
P for undergraduate students: ECON 3144. Application of microeconomic analysis to investments in human resources, efficient organization of rural economics, intersectoral and international exchange, and interaction between politics and markets, especially in less developed countries.
5170. Resources I (3)
P for undergraduate students: ECON 3144. Applies microeconomic analysis to allocation of natural resources.
5360. Mathematical Economics (3)
P for undergraduate students: MATH 2171 or equivalent. Mathematical analysis applied to economic theory. Structure and specification of quantitative models.
5501. Macroeconomic Theory (3)
P for undergraduate students: ECON 3244; ECON 5360 or MATH 2172. Business cycle fluctuations. Emphasis on determinants of consumption and investment and effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policy.
5800. Public Economics (3)
P for undergraduate students: ECON 3144. Applies microeconomic analysis to collective choice in democratic societies, government expenditure programs, and taxation.
5910. Health Economics (3)
P for undergraduate students: ECON 3144, 3244. Organizational structure, financing, and regulation of health care delivery and economic measurement of performance.
6000. Advanced Topics (3)
May be repeated for credit. Current advanced-level topics in economics.
6102. Labor Supply (3)
P: ECON 6301, 6401. Theory and estimation of static labor supply models and general theory of allocation of time.
6125. Regulation (3)
P: ECON 6401. Market failure rationale for non-market allocation. Causes and effects of regulatory action. Behavior of regulatory agencies and regulated firms.
6172. Resources II (3)
Applies microeconomic analysis to environmental problems, such as air and water pollution and formation of environmental policy.
6300. Economics of Coastal Populations (3)
Advanced introduction to application of microeconomic analysis of coastal environmental problems and issues and economic basis for formation of coastal and marine policies.
6301. Econometrics I (3)
Statistical theory and its basic applications to analysis of economic data.
6302. Econometrics II (3)
P: ECON 6301, 6401. Development of general linear model and its extensions for analysis of economic data.
6335. Discrete Choice Econometrics (3)
P: ECON 6301, 6401. Advanced course in econometric. Focus on regression techniques for analysis of qualitative and limited dependent variables.
6353. Forecasting (3)
P: ECON 5501, 6301, 6401. Advanced course in econometrics. Focus on regression and time series techniques for forecasting of economic variables.
6390. Research (3)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 6 s.h. P: ECON 6301, 6401; consent of graduate director. Objectives and structure of methodologies for formulation. Conduct empirical research in economics.
6401. Microeconomic Theory I (3)
Economic theory of behavior of households and firms in market economy.
6402. Microeconomic Theory II (3)
P: ECON 6401. Extensions of choice theory. Efficiency and equilibrium under conditions of uncertainty and imperfect information. Welfare under second-best constraints.
6910. Quantitative Methods in Health Economics (3)
Applications of quantitative methods to selected health economics topics of current policy relevance.