Certificate in Global Economics: This concentration is for students with an interest in global economic issues, including the international business cycle, long-term economic growth, balance of payments issues, integration of international markets and economic development. This certificate is a good preparation for employment in the Federal Reserve System or other central banks and in international organizations such as the IMF, the World Bank and the UN, and for graduate study in international relations, public policy or economics. Besides the normal core courses for the economics major, students take four courses, including one core course, as part of the seven electives required for the major. There are specific grade requirements, including a minimum overall g.p.a. of 3.0 to receive the certificate, and a minimum B grade for all courses taken to satisfy the certificate requirements.
Core: One of the following courses:
220:300 International Economics
220:435 International Trade (formerly 335)
220:436 International Balance of Payments (formerly 336)
Electives: Three of the following courses, with the option of including an additional course from the core list above. Note that only two of the three core courses may be used for credit towards the economics major, and this general rule applies to the certificate as well. Also, only one 300 level course, either 220:300 or 220:307, may count towards the certificate.
220:307 Economics of Globalization
220:400 Advanced Times Series and Financial Econometrics
220:439 Development Economics (formerly 339)
220:443 European Economic History (formerly 343)
220:470 Economic Growth (formerly 370)
220:477 Economics of Population (formerly 377)
220:495 Financial Crises
Faculty Adviser for the Certificate in Global Economics: Alexandre Hohmann. Mr. Hohmann is a full time instructor in the Rutgers Department of Economics, teaching Introductory Economics (both macro and micro), International Economics, and Money, Banking and the Financial System. He has a BS in Economics and Finance and an MS in Finance from Drexel University, and an MA in Economics from Rutgers University. He has twenty-plus years of experience in the private sector, including the telecommunications industry and the mutual fund industry, with responsibilities that include management of global sales and forecasting exchange rate risk.