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 .)

01:220:413 Financial Economics (3)

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

Analysis of financial decision making; capital budgeting; capital structure; economic forecasting. Prerequisites: 01:220:320 and 322. (Credit not given for both this course and 01:220:393)

01:220:412 Monetary Theory and Policy (3)

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

Role of money and the monetary system in determining income, employment, and price level; techniques of monetary policy; relation of monetary and fiscal policy; international policies. Prerequisites: 01:220:321 and 322.

01:220:410 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (3)

  • Credits: 3
  • Course Type: Upper Level Elective for Major,
  • Minor: Minor in Quantitative Economics
  • Certificate: Certificate in Economic Theory

Use of models of household and firm behavior and equilibrium analysis to study macroeconomic issues. Competing theories of aggregate fluctuations, including real business cycle theory and the New Keynesian model. Effects of fiscal and monetary policy on rhe economy in both the short and long run. Recommend for students interested in pursuing graduate study in economics. Prerequisites:  01:220:320, 321 and 322; 01:640:136 or 152. Credit not given for both this course and 16:220:586.

01:220:411 Global Financial Crises (3)

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

Financial crises from an historical perspective; survey of the history of banking, currency and debt crises across the world for the past century and a half; in-depth discussion of the 2008 crisis in the US, and the Euro-zone crisis of 2010-2013; Seminar. Prequisites: 01:220:320, 01:200:321, and 01:220:322.

01:220:420 Computational Methods for Research in Economics (3)

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

Computational tools and custom-designed data collection methods for economic research; self-contained primer in building computational tools; use of computational tools in adapting tightly specified and general theoretical models to more complex and realistic settings; Primer in research design with emphasis on efficient collection of data to test theory.  Prerequisites: 01:220:320, 321 and 322; 01:640:136 or 152.