Courses

ECON 121 Principles, Micro

An introduction to contemporary economic discourse with an emphasis on the pricing mechanism, production, competitive and imperfectly competitive markets, game theory, poverty and inequality, public economics and global trade. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Fall 2014 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2014 M. Enz M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2014 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2014 P. Hernandez T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Fall 2015 V. Staff T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Fall 2015 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2015 M. Enz M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Summer Term 2, 2015 E. Nik-Khah
Spring 2015 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2015 M. Enz T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2016 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 M. Enz T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2016 M. Enz T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

ECON 122 Principles, Macro

An introduction to contemporary economic discourse, with an emphasis on aggregate concepts and problems such as unemployment, inflation, growth, and international trade and the role of government in dealing with these problems. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 G. Fleming M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Fall 2014 G. Fleming M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Summer Term 1, 2014 G. Fleming 8:30AM-10:40AM
Spring 2014 G. Fleming M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2014 A. Kassens T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Fall 2015 G. Fleming M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Fall 2015 G. Fleming M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM
Fall 2015 A. Kassens T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2015 G. Fleming M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2015 M. Enz T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2015 M. Enz T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Spring 2016 G. Fleming M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
Spring 2016 A. Kassens T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ECON 227 Health Economics

An examination of the production of health and the role of medical services, the determinants of the demand for medical care and the impact of health insurance, the determinants of the supply of medical services, the role of government in promoting health and the financing and delivery of health care, and the impact of behavior factors on health. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ECON-120 or 121

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 A. Kassens T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2015 A. Kassens T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
Spring 2016 A. Kassens T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

ECON 232 Money and Banking

Money, credit, and the banking system w ith special emphasis on the role of mone y as a determinant of economic activity. Attention is also given to internationa l monetary markets. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ECON-121 and 122

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 G. Fleming M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2014 G. Fleming M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Fall 2015 G. Fleming M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Spring 2015 G. Fleming M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

ECON 242 Econ Pub Sect & Its Finance

An analysis of the relationship between the state and the market, with an emphasis on the role of the state in reducing poverty and inequality, promoting health, safeguarding the environment, addressing corporate power, and financing these activities through effective taxation. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ECON-121 and 122

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

ECON 247 International Trade & Finance

An analysis of the benefits and costs of trade, the impact of trade barriers and controls, the effects of globalization, and the role of money and capital markets in international commerce. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ECON-121 and 122

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 P. Hernandez T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM
Spring 2015 G. Fleming T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Spring 2016 G. Fleming M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

ECON 252 The Fed Challenge

This course is an academic competition designed to expand the understanding of the Federal reserve Sytem's unique role in the economy and the importance of Federal Open Market Committee decisions. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ECON-121 and 122, and permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 M. Crook T 5:45PM-8:45PM
Fall 2015 M. Crook T 5:45PM-8:45PM

ECON 257 Competi, Monopoly & Public Pol

An examination of role of the state in adressing corporate power. Topics emphasizd includes collusion, mergers, technology and intellectual property, and the uses of antitrust law and regulation. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ECON-120 or 121

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2016 V. Staff T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

ECON 267 Labor Economics

Analysis of the short- and long-run aspects of the supply and demand for labor, with attention paid to labor market issues including wage inequality, human capital formation, and unemployment. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ECON-120 or 121

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 A. Kassens T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

ECON 277 Experimental Economics

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
IL 2014 E. Nik-Khah M/T/W/Th/F 9:00AM-4:00PM

ECON 277 Economic Journeys in Alaska

1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
IL 2015 A. Kassens

ECON 287 Economics and the Environment

This course deals with various approaches to the relationship between economic activity and the environment, with an emphasis on examples drawn from various envirmnmental issues and regions in our globalized world. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 M. Enz W 5:45PM-8:45PM
Fall 2015 M. Enz M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

ECON 321 Intermed Theory: Microeconomic

In-depth coverage of contemporary economic discourse, with an emphasis on the pricing mechanism, competitive and imperfectly competitive markets, game theory, the distribution of income, and public economics. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ECON-121; MATH-111 or 112 or 121 or 118

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 M. Enz M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Fall 2015 M. Enz M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

ECON 322 Intermed Theory: Macroeconom

An examination of the measurement, analysis, and control of aggregate economic activity, with particular attention to the roles played by government in achieving full employment and price stability. (1) 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ECON 122, 232 or permission; and MATH 111 or MATH 112 or MATH 118 or MATH 121.

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 G. Fleming M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2015 G. Fleming M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Spring 2016 G. Fleming M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

ECON 405 Independent Study

A program of intensive study in economic s carried out under the direction of a m ember of the departmental staff. (Open t o majors with the permission of the depa rtment.) 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 M. Crook
Spring 2015 A. Kassens

ECON 406 Independent Study

A program of intensive study in economic s carried out under the direction of a m ember of the departmental staff. (Open t o majors with the permission of the depa rtment.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 A. Kassens
Summer Term 3, 2015 M. Enz
Spring 2015 A. Kassens

ECON 407 Independent Study

A program of intensive study in economic s carried out under the direction of a m ember of the departmental staff. (Open t o majors with the permission of the depa rtment.) 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 A. Kassens

ECON 416 Internship

Work experience in private or public se ctor, utilizing analytical tools, and in cluding a student project. (Admission by permission of department. May not be co unted toward major credit.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 P. Galluch

ECON 448 Intro. to Econometrics

An introduction to the statistical metho ds used in empirical economic research. The objective of the course is to provid e both a working knowledge of econometri c theory and an applied experience throu gh estimating empirical models using eco nometric software. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments ECON-321 or 322, and INQ-240, or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2014 A. Kassens T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Fall 2015 A. Kassens T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

ECON 461 Economics Seminar

An in-depth investigation of topical iss ues in economics at the advanced theory level. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments Senior standing in Economics or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2014 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Summer Term 2, 2015 E. Nik-Khah
Spring 2015 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Spring 2016 E. Nik-Khah T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

ECON 496 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminat ing in a paper, artistic creation, or pe rformance. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments See catalog

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2015 A. Kassens