Other Graduate Courses

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Course Name Units Description
ECON 500 Managerial Economics
3

Microeconomic theory and applications.

ECON 502 Macroeconomic Theory

National income analysis.

ECON 504 Production Economics
3

Theory of the firm and industry; single and multiple products; risk and uncertainty.

ECON 507 Economics of Strategy
3

The microeconomics of strategy; the economics of imperfect information and uncertainty, externalities and public goods, and imperfect competition. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper or additional problem sets, depending on exact content.

ECON 508 Applied Economic Analysis
3

Uses economic history to show how research methods in economics are used to analyze data collected through empirical observation.

ECON 511 Microeconomic Theory and Behavior
3

Microeconomic theory with an emphasis on the use of experimental laboratory and field methods for testing the behavioral implications of the theory. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper or additional problem sets, depending on exact content.

ECON 512 Economic Policy in Developing Countries
3

[Taught alternate years 2002-2003]. The role of policies in economic growth and development. The impact of commodity, factor market and macroeconomic policies on economic incentives.

ECON 513 Consumption Economics and Price Analysis
3

Theory of the consumer, demand, and market equilibrium, and welfare analysis.

ECON 514 Cost-Benefit Analysis
3

Theoretical bases and empirical techniques. Consumer-producer surplus; social and private costs; macroeconomic distortions; non-market goods; uses in policy analysis.

ECON 515 Operations Research in Applied Economics
3

Application of linear, nonlinear, and multiple objective programming, decision theory, and simulation to problems of agricultural production, marketing, policy, and natural resource use.

ECON 517 Introductory Mathematical Statistics for Economists
3

This course covers the basic mathematical statistics topics necessary for a deep understanding of applied econometrics.

ECON 518 Introduction to Econometrics

Statistical methods in estimating and testing economic models; single and simultaneous equation estimation, identification, forecasting, and problems caused by violating classical regression model assumptions. Graduate-level requirements include a research project that involves applications of econometric methods to the estimating and testing of behavioral models or simulation studies of the statistical properties of an econometric estimation technique. Advanced degree credit available for non-majors only.

ECON 521 Introduction to Mathematical Economics
3

Comparative statics, stability, classical optimization, the Kuhn-Tucker theory, calculus of variations, linear algebra, game theory, and application of these techniques in economic analysis.

ECON 525 Topics in the Economic History of the United States
3

Examines the economic history and development of the United States, including roles of legal and cultural institutions, changes in output mix, government regulation, income distribution, monetary policy, and demographic factors. Graduate-level requirements include a research paper or additional problem sets, depending on exact course content.

ECON 527 Current Topics in Healthcare Economics and Policy
3

This course uses the core principles and methods of health economics to analyze current important issues in healthcare economics & policy.

ECON 531 Games and Decisions
3

Introduction to decision theory and game theory and their application to various economic situations under conditions of complete and incomplete information.

ECON 534 Industrial Analysis and New Venture Development
3

Value maximization; simulation of value distribution; sources of venture capital; timing of initial public offering; new venture ownership structuring.

ECON 535 Public Sector Economics
3

The influence of governmental revenue and expenditure decisions on resource allocation, income distribution, and aggregate economic performance.

ECON 542 International Macroeconomics
3

Analysis of exchange rates, balance of payments, and macroeconomic/financial interdependencies among nations. Graduate-level requirements include a research project and different tests.

ECON 543 International Trade Theory
3

General equilibrium analysis of product and input markets of international trade, tariffs, commercial policy, and growth and the welfare aspects of each.

ECON 549 Applied Econometric Analysis
3

Econometric model-building, estimation, forecasting and simulation for problems in agricultural and resource economics. Applications with actual data and models emphasized.

ECON 550 Economics for Managers
2

Microeconomic theory and applications for business management decision making.

ECON 551 Business Strategy
2

Development of business strategies to promote the competitive performance of firms.

ECON 552 Information Economics and Business Strategy
3

This course will use tools from microeconomics to help understand the formulation of effective business strategies using the internet and electronic commerce.

ECON 553 Business and Economic Forecasting
3

Forecasting techniques used in business and government; assembly, interpretation and use of economic data; analysis of business conditions; examination of related environmental factors; construction of actual sales or revenue forecasts. Requirements include a research project and tests. Advanced credit available for non-majors only.

ECON 560 Industrial Organization
3

Structure, conduct, and performance of American industry; governmental institutions and policies affecting business.

ECON 561 Economics of Regulated Industries
3

Economic analysis of the regulated sector of the American economy, including communications, transportation and energy industries; impact of existing and alternative public policies.

ECON 571 Dynamics of Strategy
3

Analysis and development of economic strategies to enhance the competitiveness of business enterprises.

ECON 575 Economic Evaluation of Water and Environmental Policy
3

Theory and application of economic concepts needed to evaluate water and environmental laws and policies; including benefit cost analysis, externalities, public goods and valuation methodologies.

ECON 576 Natural Resource Law and Economics
3

Advanced economic and legal analysis of environmental and natural resource policies.

ECON 577 Advanced Topics In the Economics of Environmental Regulation
3

Advanced economic theory of environmental policy.

ECON 578 Energy, the Environment and Business Strategy
3

Analysis of issues and ideas that cut across corporate social responsibility, sustainable business practices, energy considerations, and environmental innovation.

ECON 580 Mathematics for Economists
2

Intensive course in essential mathematics for entering graduate students in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Economics and Agricultural and Resource Economics.

ECON 591 Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline.

ECON 593 Internship
3

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

ECON 597B Computational Methods in Laboratory Economics

The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.

ECON 597E Economics Education Workshop
3

The practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting and involving an exchange of ideas and practical methods, skills, and principles.

ECON 597G Economics Workshop for Educators
3

Overview of the essential elements of economics for educators.

ECON 599 Independent Study
3

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

ECON 691 Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline.

ECON 699 Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.

ECON 909 Master's Report
3

Description: Contact department.

ECON 930 Supplementary Registration

For students who have completed all course requirements for their advanced degree programs. May be used concurrently with other enrollments to bring to total number of units to the required minimum.