Economics (ECON)

ECON 500. Foundations of Economics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Survey of supply and demand analysis, cost and production, and price determination in different market organizations. Analysis of GOP, unemployment, inflation, and economic growth.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 500.

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ECON 605. Urban Economics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PLAN 500, ECON 500, or consent of instructor.

Description: Application of economic theory to urban policy issues including metropolitan development and job creation, poverty, crime, transportation, environment, spatial structure, and other issues.

Note: Cross-listed with PADM 640, UPA 603, and PLAN 603.

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ECON 620. Economic Conditions and Forecasting3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECON 600 or ECON 605 or UPA 603 or PLAN 603 or PADM 640.

Description: Develops quantitative tools for the analysis and forecasting of economic phenomena. Both structural and time series models are presented. Basic econometric methods are used to fit models and evaluate their forecasting properties.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 628 and UPA 624.

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ECON 640. Public Finance3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECON 500.

Description: The theories and principles of taxation, the economic impact of different taxes, the public debt, and fiscal policy are discussed. Taxation of the business firm is also discussed.

Note: Cross-listed with UPA 646.

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ECON 644. Health Economics3 Units

Description: Examines health care issues by applying microeconomic theory. Particular emphasis on health insurance, managed care, health care production, and physician services.

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ECON 650. Macroeconomic Theory3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECON 500 and elementary calculus.

Description: Aggregate income and employment theory. Classical and Keynesian models; monetary and fiscal policy; the theory of growth and cycles.

Note: Cross-listed with UPA 625.

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ECON 660. Microeconomic Theory3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECON 500 or PLAN 500.

Description: A thorough examination of the theory of household and firm. Determination of price under different market structures.

Note: Cross-listed with UPA 628.

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ECON 680. Special Topics in Economics1-6 Units

Description: An advanced study of one or more selected topics or issues related to the study of Economics.

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ECON 698. Research Seminar in Economics1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): One 600-level economics course and permission of the departmental chair.

Description: Topics vary by semester.

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