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 .)

01:220:464 Personal Economics and Public Policy (3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Upper Level Elective for Major,
  • Certificate: Certificate in Public Policy Economics

Examination of how public policy affects and is affected by individuals’ economic decisions and actions. Prerequisites: 01:220:320 and 322. (Credit not given for both this course and 01:220:364)

01:220:463 Economics of Taxation (3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Upper Level Elective for Major,
  • Certificate: Certificate in Public Policy Economics, Minor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Structure of U.S. tax system. Effects on the allocation of resources and economic growth; distribution of the burden of taxation across income groups. Prerequisites: 01:220:320 and 322. (Credit not given for both this course and 01:220:363)

01:220:449 Economics of Transition (3)

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

Economic analysis of the policies and performance of the transition economies of the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Prerequisites: 01:220:320, 321, and 322. (Credit not given for both this course and 01:220:349)

01:220:460 Public Economics (3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Upper Level Elective for Major,
  • Certificate: Certificate in Public Policy Economics, Minor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Rationale for the public sector; public expenditure theory; economics of political process; expenditure structure and growth; incidence and incentives of specific taxes; fiscal incidence; stabilization. Prerequisites: 01:220:320 and 322. (Credit not given for both this course and 01:220:360)

01:220:445 Advanced Topics in International Economics (3)

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

Topics may include strategic trade; trade and economic growth; the political economy of trade policy; exchange rate determination; international coordination of macroeconomic policy; empirical issues in international economics; and foreign direct investment. Prerequisites: 01:220:320, 321, and 322. (Credit not given for both this course and 01:220:433).