Upper Level Electives

Upper Level Electives

(Note that as of Fall 2016 all upper level electives have 400-level numbers. Credit will still be given for upper level electives taken prior to Fall 2016 that had a 300-level number. Several upper level electives that were previously 400-level have also been given new, also 400-level, numbers. In either case, credit will only be given for either the course with the pre-Fall 2016 number or the course with the new number. Specifics are noted for each course individually whose number has changed. A full concordance of all courses whose numbers have changed, with the old and new number, is available here .)

01:220:488 Networks and Complexity in Economics (3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Upper Level Elective for Major,

Analysis of network connections among economic agents; game- and information-theoretic considerations; complexity and the need for alternatives to traditional optimization methods for understanding complex environments; applications to neighborhood segregation, diffusion of information, contagion in financial markets; introduction to neuro-economics. Upper level elective. Prerequisites:  01:220:320, 321 and 322; 01:640:136 or 152.

01:220:424 Advanced Analytics for Economics (3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Upper Level Elective for Major,
  • Minor: Minor in Quantitative Economics
  • Certificate: Certificate in Computational Economics and Data Analytics

Advanced regression and classification methods applied to economic research questions; consideration of linear, graphical, kernel and neural network methods; emphasis on Bayesian methods for research design; consideration of broader social and distributional implications of the use of these methods. Upper level elective. Prerequisites: 01:220:320, 321, and 322, and 01:640:136 or 152. 

01:220:494 Honors Research Seminar II (3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Upper Level Elective for Major,

Workshop in which students, in conjunction with faculty advisers, complete individual research projects begun in 01:220:493 or in a research-oriented economics elective course and present and discuss their research findings. Prerequisites: 01:220:320, 321, 322. Pre- or corequisite: 01:220:401. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors by permission of department.

01:220:495,496 Seminar in Economics (3,3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Upper Level Elective for Major,

Readings, analysis, and discussion of topics announced in advance each semester. Open to juniors and seniors by permission of department.

01:220:493 Honors Research Seminar I (3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Upper Level Elective for Major,

Workshop in which students, in conjunction with faculty advisers, formulate and develop individual research projects and present and discuss their research findings. Prerequisites: 01:220:320, 321, and 322. Pre- or corequisite: 01:220:401. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors by permission of department.