Undergraduate Economics Courses

All undergraduate courses offered by the Economics Department are listed here. View courses by clicking the course name or number:

Course Name Units Description
ECON 150C1 An Economics Perspective
3

Societal & Institutional Systems - The study of the interactions of individuals and societies from the viewpoint of economics.

ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues
3

National and international economic issues. An introduction to economic analysis.

ECON 205 The Ethics of Economics of Wealth Creation (also PHIL 205)
3

We will study the ethics and the economics of such phenomena as market competition, institutions of private and public property, trade restrictions, globalization, and corporate welfare.

ECON 217 Resources and Environmental Economics
3

Relationship between man and use of natural resources and environmental systems, with emphasis on the economic implications of alternative environmental, energy and land-use policies.

ECON 276 Statistical Inference in Management
3

This is a first course in business statistics, with an emphasis on techniques for data analysis and inference in management.

ECON 291 Preceptorship

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

ECON 299 Independent Study

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

ECON 299H Honors Independent Study

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

ECON 300 Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions
3

Examination of industrial structure; theory of prices under varying market conditions; applications to business problems.

ECON 313 Economics of Futures Markets
3

Commodity and financial futures market participants, evolution, functions, performance, price determination, and regulation with hedging and speculative applications of futures and futures-options contracts.

ECON 323 Economics of Sports
3

Analysis of the economics of professional and intercollegiate sports.

ECON 325 Historical Development of Financial and Economic Institutions
3

Historical development of securities markets.

ECON 330 Macroeconomic and Global Institutions and Policy

The study of how the macroeconomy is affected by institutions, technology and other forces, and governmental policy.

ECON 332 Intermediate Macroeconomics
3

Analysis of output, employment, interest rates, and the price level; the effects of these on changes in monetary and fiscal variables.

ECON 339 Economic Statistics
3

Application and interpretation of statistical measures to problems in economics.

ECON 340 International Economics and Policy
3

Normative and positive aspects of international trade and international monetary economics, with attention drawn to government policy as it relates to international commercial relations.

ECON 342 Economic of Latin America
3

Analysis of the structure and development of Latin American economics.

ECON 361 Intermediate Microeconomics

Determination of prices and quantities in product and factor markets.

ECON 371 Economic Development
3

Analysis of the economic development process of newly developing nations.

ECON 373 Environmental Economics
3

Analysis of current environmental problems and their potential solutions.

ECON 382 Labor and Public Policy
3

Economic and legal analysis of the issues and problems arising out of executive, legislative, and judicial efforts to define the rights, duties, and responsibilities of labor and management in the field of industrial relations.

ECON 391 Preceptorship

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

ECON 393 Internship

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

ECON 396H Honors Proseminar
3

The development and exchange of scholarly information, usually in a small group setting.

ECON 399 Independent Study

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

ECON 399H Honors Independent Study

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

ECON 406 Introduction to Experimental Economics
3

Lab experimental studies of economic behavior; applications to monopoly, bilateral bargaining, and competitive markets under various exchange rules; speculation, voting processes, public goods.

ECON 407 Economics of Strategy
3

The microeconomics of strategy; the economics of imperfect information and uncertainty, externalities and public goods, and imperfect competition.

ECON 410 Topics in Economics Analysis
3

Study of selected important and current issues in economics while stressing the underlying analytical structure.

ECON 418 Introduction to Econometrics
3

Statistical methods in estimating and testing economic models; single and simultaneous equation estimation, identification, forecasting, and problems caused by violating classical regression model assumptions.

ECON 420 Intro to Math Economics
3

Study and development of the mathematical structure that underlies economic theory and analysis.

ECON 422 Introduction to Health Economics
3

Applies microeconomic theory, industrial organization and public finance to efficiency and equity problems in the acute and chronic health-care sectors and explores solutions to these problems at an introductory level.

ECON 425 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.

ECON 427 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 430 Monetary Economics
3

Analysis of the role of money and monetary policy in the macroeconomic process.

ECON 431 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 435 Public Sector Economics
3

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

ECON 436 Behavioral Economics
3

This course explores at both the theoretical and empirical levels how psychological insights can be incorporated into economic analysis. Fundamental techniques building on game theory, experiments, and non-parametric statistics will be developed.

ECON 438 Law and Economics
3

The economic analysis of legal rules and institutions. The economics of the common law, constitutional law, and the legal process.

ECON 439 Law, Statistics, and Economics
3

The development and use of quantitative methods to determine appropriate economic damages that would be approved by the legal process.

ECON 442 International Macroeconomics
3

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

ECON 443 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 453 Quantitative Methods for Economic Strategy
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.

ECON 460 Industrial Organization
3

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

ECON 461 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 464 Economics of Immigration
3

Analysis of key issues in the economics of immigration. Specific topics include the determinants of migration, migrant self-selection, and the effects of immigration on wages and prices in both the host and the home country.

ECON 473 Energy Markets and Environmental Economics
3

Economic analysis of various markets for energy and the impact of energy production and consumption on the environment.

ECON 478 Economics of the Natural Environment
3

Economics is used to study the allocation, management, and ownership of such natural resources as air, fisheries, forests, global resources, minerals, natural areas, oil & gas, water, and wildlife.

ECON 479 Communication in Economics
3

Develops written communication skills applied to topics in economics.

ECON 481 Economics of Wage Determination
3

Applications of economic theory and empirical methods to labor supply and demand, investment in human capital, minimum wages, union effects on relative wages, and labor market discrimination.

ECON 482 Labor and the Economy
3

Macro aspects of labor economics: unemployment causes and cures; unemployment and inflation; distribution of income.

ECON 487 New Venture Development and Industry Analysis
3

Integration of marketing, production and management functions. Pro forma statements. Development of venture capital.

ECON 491 Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.

ECON 493 Internship
3

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

ECON 493L Legislative Internship

Working experience at the Arizona State Legislature; responsibilities draw upon student's area of major expertise and include preparing written and oral reports, summarizing legislative proposals, and providing information to legislators and legislative committees.

ECON 498 Senior Capstone

A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.

ECON 498H Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors.

ECON 499 Independent Study

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

ECON 499H Honors Independent

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