UT Dallas 2014 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics

ECON 2001 Principles of Macroeconomics: Recitation (0 semester credit hours) This course is designed as a recitation or practice session for ECON 2301 Principles of Macroeconomics core curriculum course. Credit/No Credit only. Corequisite: ECON 2301. (1-0) S (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 2301 (ECON 2301) Principles of Macroeconomics (3 semester credit hours) An introduction to theories of the determination of national production and income, interest rates, inflation, and unemployment. Other topics include the banking system, balance of payments, economic growth and development. (3-0) S (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 2302 (ECON 2302) Principles of Microeconomics (3 semester credit hours) An introduction to theories of the behavior of markets. Topics include the theory of demand and supply, market structure, consumer behavior, firm behavior, international trade and the role of government policy and regulation. Note: ECON 2302 may be taken prior to ECON 2301. (3-0) S (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 3304 Basic Techniques for Economic Research (3 semester credit hours) An introduction to the primary methods used in economic research. Topics include information technology, computer software, mathematics and statistics for economists. This course is designed to provide a foundation for all other upper level economics and finance courses. Prerequisites: (MATH 1314 and STAT 1342) or (MATH 1314 and (EPPS 2302 or EPPS 2303)). (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 3310 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 semester credit hours) The study of theories of demand, production, competition, markets, and welfare. Implications of theory for purposes of public policy prescriptions are given particular emphasis. Prerequisites: ECON 2302 and (ECON 3304 or MATH 2417 or MATH 1325 or MATH 2413), or instructor consent required. (3-0) S (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 3311 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 semester credit hours) A study of the determinants of national income, employment, interest rates, and the price level, including theories and evidence regarding the influence of monetary and fiscal policies on the economy. Prerequisites: ECON 2301 and ECON 2302 and (ECON 3304 or MATH 2417 or MATH 1325 or MATH 2413), or instructor consent required. (3-0) S (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 3312 Money and Banking (3 semester credit hours) The development, structure, and regulation of financial institutions and the roles of these institutions in determining the money supply and level of economic activity. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 3315 Sports Economics (3 semester credit hours) Applies principles of economic analysis to look at the nature and characteristics of professional and amateur sports industries. Examines franchising and profit-maximization, monopoly and anti-trust, public financing of sports facilities, labor markets for players, team competitive balance, discrimination and other themes. Prerequisite: ECON 2302. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 3330 Economics of Health (3 semester credit hours) A study of personal and public expenditures on health care, the markets for medical personnel, the medical industry, the health insurance market, and present and proposed health care policies. This course will retain core notation for a transition period - see http://go.utdallas.edu/core-curriculum-transition. Please consult advisors for more detailed information. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 3332 Economic Geography (3 semester credit hours) This course will provide students with an introduction to economic geography which is the study of the location, distribution, and spatial organization of economic activities. The course will cover the following concepts: (1) Location and spatial distribution of economic activities, (2) Spatial interaction and economic dependence (trade, transportation, and migration), (3) Economic change in spatial context (economic growth and performance of regions). Students will be introduced to the use of geospatial software (ESRI ArcView) to analyze economic trends and patterns. Prerequisites: ECON 2301 and ECON 2302 and ECON 3304 and (EPPS 2302 or EPPS 2303). (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 3335 Psychology and Economics (3 semester credit hours) A study of the ways economists use basic principles from psychology in order to test and augment economic theory. Prerequisite: ECON 2302. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 3336 Economics of Education (3 semester credit hours) This course looks at education through the lens of economics. Topics include ways to finance education, various controversies in the production of human capital, public policies that are designed to improve education and the consequences of poor educational performance. Prerequisite: ECON 2302. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 3337 Economics of Poverty and Inequality (3 semester credit hours) Examines the economic causes and consequences of poverty and inequality. Topics include U.S. welfare policy and transfer programs. Prerequisite: ECON 2302. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 3369 Political Economy of Terrorism (3 semester credit hours) Economic and statistical methods applied to terrorism. Topics include liberal democracy dilemma, counterterrorism, history of terrorism, international cooperation, and game theory applications. Prerequisite: ECON 2302. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 3381 Economic History (3 semester credit hours) A review of the history of Western civilization, with particular emphasis on the economic influences of money, resources, production, and trade on political and social events. This course is also recommended for students who are not economics majors. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4301 Game Theory (3 semester credit hours) Rational decision-making in strategic situations where the optimal decision for one player depends upon the strategies of others. Games are illustrated through the use of economic examples, such as pricing and output decisions of firms, common property usage, bargaining, international trade games, and games of market entry. Prerequisite: ECON 3310. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4310 Managerial Economics (3 semester credit hours) The development of tools based on economic principles for managerial decisions about pricing, costing, market structure and strategic competition. Prerequisite: ECON 3304 or MATH 1325 or MATH 2417 or MATH 2413. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4320 Public Sector Economics (3 semester credit hours) A study of the economics of the public sector, including taxation, public expenditures, and fiscal policy. Examines the theoretical foundation for government intervention in the economy, and the incentive effects of government policies on work, investment, and the spending of income. Prerequisite: ECON 3310. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4330 Law and Economics (3 semester credit hours) Contracts, torts, and property rights, integrating economic theory concerning efficiency and equity with actual legal cases. Topics include medical malpractice, habitability laws, zoning, crime deterrence, environmental laws, and discrimination. This course is also recommended for students who are not economics majors. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4332 Energy and Natural Resources Economics (3 semester credit hours) This course is a study in the application of economics to renewable and nonrenewable natural resources problems and to the role of the energy sector in the world economy. This course will retain core notation for a transition period - see http://go.utdallas.edu/core-curriculum-transition. Please consult advisors for more detailed information. Prerequisite: ECON 2302. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4333 Environmental Economics (3 semester credit hours) A study of people and their environment, emphasizing the social and economic consequences of development and pollution. Alternative public policies for dealing with environmental impacts are explored. Prerequisite: ECON 2302. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4334 Experimental Economics (3 semester credit hours) This is a course in the use of laboratory methods to study behavior in economics and the social sciences. Students will study state-of-the-art methodology in experimental economics, including experimental design, laboratory technique, financial incentives, and analysis of data. Students will participate in, design, and conduct experiments in bargaining, auctions, asset markets, public goods and commons situations, and risky decision-making. Prerequisite: ECON 3310. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4336 Environmental Economic Theory and Policy (3 semester credit hours) Economic and ecology aims at understanding the workings of highly interconnected systems in which trade-offs among goals of participants and policy makers are unavoidable. This course brings them together to study the environmental implications of environmental growth and development and to utilize the tools of economic theory to analyze ecological problems and suggest practical policy solutions that are efficient as well as effective. Topics include environmental ethics, collective goods, externalities, pollution control, energy, economics and ecology, and climate change. Prerequisite: ECON 2302. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4340 Labor Economics and Human Resources (3 semester credit hours) Analyses of wage and employment determination, the role of unions and government in labor market outcomes; discussion of such issues as human capital, discrimination, occupational safety and health, and labor market segmentation. Prerequisite: ECON 3310. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4342 Public Policies Toward Business (3 semester credit hours) Analysis of the economic rationale for government intervention in markets. The course considers direct intervention in the form of price, entry, and/or product quality directives, the economic welfare foundations of public utility economics, and the theory of regulation and deregulation, including indirect regulation through antitrust laws. Topics include collusion, price discrimination, vertical restraints, and other attempts to monopolize a market. Prerequisite: ECON 3310. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4345 Industrial Organization (3 semester credit hours) Market structure, firm conduct, and social performance of industries with emphasis on firms' strategic behavior in price and nonprice competition. Topics include oligopoly pricing, strategic entry deterrence, location strategies, product differentiation, advertising, research and development, and the effect of firms' conduct on economic welfare and market structure. Prerequisite: ECON 3310. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4346 Technology, Economy, and Society (3 semester credit hours) This course explores the ways technology and society shape one another in an economic context. Drawing on theoretical and research contributions from several social sciences, the course devotes primary attention to the economic impacts of so-called information and communication technologies (ICT) on employment and earnings, job creation and destruction, new firm formation and failure, as well as profit and productivity. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4348 Business and Technology (3 semester credit hours) This course explores the role of technological innovation in macroeconomic performance and firm-level business activity. It highlights theoretical and research contributions from across several social sciences, engineering, and management. Topics include reflection on how technical advances emerge from - and have their impacts shaped within - markets and broader societal organization. The roles of domestic political institutions and public policy, as well as geo-political contexts, will be used to illustrate the broader implications of the technology-business relationship. Prerequisite: ECON 2302 or instructor consent required. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4351 Mathematical Economics (3 semester credit hours) Mathematical formulation of economic theories such as static and dynamic analysis of market behavior and macroeconomic models. Introduction to optimization techniques and linear algebra. Prerequisites: (ECON 3304 or STAT 1342 or (EPPS 2302 or EPPS 2303)) and (MATH 2419 or MATH 2414 or MATH 1326). (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4355 Econometrics (3 semester credit hours) The application of statistical methods to economic analysis; particular attention is given to regression analysis and hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: (ECON 3304 or STAT 1342 or (EPPS 2302 or EPPS 2303)) and (MATH 2419 or MATH 2414 or MATH 1326). (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4360 International Trade (3 semester credit hours) Studies international relationships among national economies with a principal focus on trade relationships. Examines theories of trade, rationale for protectionism, and the foundation of exchange markets. Prerequisite: ECON 3310. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4362 Development Economics (3 semester credit hours) A study of development and economic growth, with a principal focus on less developed countries. Includes theories and patterns of development, the role of human resources, capital resources, agriculture, and international markets. Prerequisites: ECON 2302 and ECON 3311. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4370 Advanced Experimental Economics (3 semester credit hours) Students will design and implement economic experiments in order to test hypotheses about human behavior and institutional arrangements. Prerequisites: ECON 4334 and instructor consent required. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4381 History of Economic Ideas (3 semester credit hours) An investigation into the writings and ideas of economists past and present. Beginning with the ancient Greeks and ending with contemporary radical economic thought, the course places current economic issues into historical perspective. Works by Smith, Malthus, Mill, Marx, Veblen, Schumpeter, Galbraith, and others are covered. This course is also recommended for students who are not economics majors. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4382 International Finance (3 semester credit hours) Studies the international financial system, including the foreign exchange markets and the balance of payment accounts. Includes a discussion of international monetary theory. This course will retain core notation for a transition period - see http://go.utdallas.edu/core-curriculum-transition. Please consult advisors for more detailed information. Prerequisite: ECON 3311. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4385 Business and Economic Forecasting (3 semester credit hours) Techniques, statistical and otherwise, for forecasting events relevant to business and economic activities. Prerequisite: ECON 3304 or MATH 2419 or MATH 1326 or MATH 2414. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4396 Selected Topics in Economics (3 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4V97 Independent Study in Economics (1-6 semester credit hours) Independent study under a faculty member's direction. May be repeated for credit (6 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-6]-0) S (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4V98 Internship (1-6 semester credit hours) Credit/No Credit only. May be repeated for credit (6 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-6]-0) S (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 4V99 Senior Honors in Economics (1-6 semester credit hours) For students conducting independent research for honors theses or projects. May be repeated for credit (6 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-6]-0) S (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 5321 Microeconomic Theory for Applications (3 semester credit hours) For Master of Science students only. Modern approaches to the theory of the firm, the theory of the consumer, and formal relationships among the various economic functions developed using dual approaches to the optimization of objectives such as profit maximization, utility maximization, and cost minimization. Introduction to game theory; and market analysis through classical/neoclassical and game theoretic approaches. MSAE students who intend to enter the PhD program in ECON should take ECON 6301. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 5322 Macroeconomic Theory for Applications (3 semester credit hours) For Master of Science students only. Development of modern macroeconomic theory, including national income accounts and their relation to input-output tables; classical, Keynesian, and monetarist aggregate models; behavior hypotheses of consumption, investment, and government; properties and the role of money and interest; foreign trade and investment; price rigidity, price flexibility, and employment; wage-price interaction and inflation; unemployment; and ad hoc stabilization models. MSAE students who intend to enter the PhD program in ECON should take ECON 6302. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6109 Econometrics I Lab (1 semester credit hour) This course uses STATA both as a data analysis tool and a programming language in econometric analysis. The course parallels ECON 6309, Econometrics I, in the topics covered in econometric data analysis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ECON 6309. (0-1) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6301 Microeconomics Theory I (3 semester credit hours) Modern approaches to the theory of the firm, the theory of the consumer, and formal relationships among the various economic functions developed using dual approaches to the optimization of objectives such as profit maximization, utility maximization, and cost minimization. Introduction to game theory; and market analysis through classical/neoclassical and game theoretic approaches. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6302 Macroeconomics Theory I (3 semester credit hours) This course is the first in a sequence of core graduate macroeconomic theory courses. The main aim is to introduce students to the methods of deterministic dynamic analyses in economics. The second aim is to employ those methods in understanding aggregate empirical regularities as they pertain to economic growth with standard modern macroeconomic theory. Therefore, primary course aims include a thorough discussion of non-stochastic dynamics and optimization. Next, using these methods, exogenous and endogenous growth applications that illustrate the applied general equilibrium analyses that comprise modern macroeconomic growth theory are discussed. The course concludes with an introduction to non-stochastic overlapping generations models and discusses the role of dynamic efficiency in macroeconomic theory. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6305 Mathematical Economics (3 semester credit hours) Mathematical tools used in advanced topics model building and in the social and economic analysis of public policy. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6306 Applied Econometrics (3 semester credit hours) This course investigates the consequences of relaxing the classical linear regression model assumptions and explores solutions when the assumptions do not hold. Topics include a review of the Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) basics (including the assumptions, hypothesis testing, multicolinearity, dummy variables and heteroskedasticity), model specification and selection, Generalized Least Squares (GLS), maximum likelihood estimation, binary choice models, simultaneous equation models, instrumental variables, time series and fixed and random effects models. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6309 Econometrics I (3 semester credit hours) An introduction to econometrics, with a development of background concepts in linear algebra and statistics. The course focuses on estimation, hypothesis testing, and prediction in the classical linear regression model. Corresponding large sample issues are considered. General testing principles, such as likelihood ratio, Wald, Lagrange multiplier, and Hausman-type tests are also discussed. Other topics include model specification and nonlinear estimation issues. Recommended prerequisites: ECON 6311 or GISC 6311. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6316 Spatial Econometrics (3 semester credit hours) The application of econometric techniques to the explicit treatment of space (geography) in social science models. Covers the specification of spatial regression models, estimation and specification testing. The emphasis is on the application of spatial econometric methods to an empirical data analysis project. Prerequisite: ECON 6306 or ECON 6309. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6320 Game Theory for the Social Sciences (3 semester credit hours) Non-technical survey of game theory and its applications in the social sciences. Introduction to concepts such as dominant strategies, Nash equilibrium, evolutionary stability, repeated games, and games with incomplete information. Applications include collective action, conflict, bargaining, the evolution of altruism and cooperation, and signaling. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6331 Labor Economics I (3 semester credit hours) Labor economics is the branch of economics that deals with how labor markets function. Topics covered will include labor supply, retirement, wage structure, inequality in earnings, discrimination, and labor market frictions. This course is one of two courses in nonsequential course offerings in graduate labor economics. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6332 Labor Economics II (3 semester credit hours) This course continues the study of theoretical and applied research of labor markets from Labor Economics I. Topics studied include demand for labor, wage setting institutions, wage structure, investment in human capital, and labor mobility. Labor Economics I is not a prerequisite for Labor Economics II. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6335 Health Economics (3 semester credit hours) Economic analysis of the health care industry to explain the demand for and supply of medical care. Includes analysis of behavior of consumers, producers, and insurers; and public policies to regulate the industry and to provide services for the various segments of the population. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6336 (PPPE 7319) Economics of Education (3 semester credit hours) This seminar examines theoretical and empirical writings relating to educational policy. The issues considered will include the link between educational achievement and earnings, the role of early childhood, assessments of head start and pre-school programs, the effectiveness of compensatory education and tutoring programs, the large and persistent achievement gap between children from minority and low-income families and those from middle-income Asian and white families, a critical examination of educational production functions, the extent and consequences of school segregation, bilingual education programs, special education programs, international comparisons of student achievement and schools, school finance and an examination of various school reform proposals. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6340 Industrial Organization (3 semester credit hours) Market structure, firm conduct, and economic performance of business with emphasis on firms' strategic behavior in price and nonprice competition. Topics include oligopoly pricing and production decisions, strategic entry deterrence, location strategies, product differentiation, advertising, research and development, and the effects of firms' conduct on economic welfare and market structure. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6343 Economic Regulation of Business (3 semester credit hours) Studies the rationale for, and the history and political-economic results of, government intervention in markets in the form of (1) direct regulation of prices, quantity, entry and exit, and product quality in industries (utility, communication, and transportation), and (2) indirect intervention through antitrust laws and the regulation of advertising. Government deregulation and changes in antitrust institutions also are explored. Prerequisite: ECON 5321 or ECON 6301 or PA 7317. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6344 Transfer Pricing (3 semester credit hours) The economics of transfer pricing of goods, services, and intellectual property traded among units (divisions or affiliated firms) of a common parent company. Multidivisional firms and multinational enterprises use transfer pricing for coordination of divisional objectives, allocating internal resources, and maximizing after-tax profits, among other goals. Governments base firms' tax liability on transfer prices; so their taxing authorities operate to ensure transfer prices adequately reflect the value of goods and services, challenging firms' established transfer pricing if it is deemed necessary. Legal issues and methods used by private firms and government agencies for establishing transfer prices are explored. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6351 (PPPE 6364) Development Economics (3 semester credit hours) An overview of theories of national economic growth and development in the context of developing countries. This includes macroeconomic models; the role of financial development, trade, and agriculture; domestic sectoral policy; human resource development; the environment; and poverty. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6352 (PPPE 6352) World Political Economy (3 semester credit hours) An overview of the major economic, social, political and cultural forces that influence the nature of the international economic and political environment, as well as global economic and political relations. Topics include: theories of global political economy; economic and political transformation in Eastern Europe, China and the former Soviet Union; democratization and development in the less developed countries; military and non-military approaches to national and international security; environmentally sustainable economic development; and the international implications of technological failure. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6355 International Trade (3 semester credit hours) Provides a broad overview of theory and evidence concerning international trade, direct foreign investment and trade policy. Topics include scale economies, imperfect competition, and product differentiation, trade dynamics, economic growth, trade policies, and the political process. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6356 International Finance (3 semester credit hours) Financial aspects of growth and income determination in open economies. Specific topics include financial risk in the international setting; money and exchange rate regimes; income determination and macroeconomic policy; history of international monetary arrangements, and current issues in international monetary reform. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6362 (PPPE 6353) Industry, Technology, and Science Policy (3 semester credit hours) Focuses on the impact of social, economic, and political factors on industry as critical units of production, and how these interact with technology and science. Topics include availability of skilled labor, research and development in industry, business-university relationships, innovation, and international competitiveness of the U.S. economy. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6363 Public Economics I (3 semester credit hours) Examines the economic role of government in a mixed economy. Surveys where markets fail. In particular, it studies externalities, public goods, club goods and related topics. Prerequisite: ECON 5321 or ECON 6301. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6371 (SOC 6341) Urban Economics (3 semester credit hours) Presents methods and models for understanding urban growth and development processes. Topics include analysis of urban growth, land use patterns, transportation and local public good delivery systems. Welfare consequences of various urban policy options are explored. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6372 (PA 6342) Local Economic Development (3 semester credit hours) This class will examine the role of local governments in promoting economic development in the United States, and will analyze the economic development process. Attention will be given to economic theories of local development and practical implications of those theories. Topics include local economic development and poverty, tax incentives, infrastructure credits, firm location decisions and effects of government competition for economic activity. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6380 Experimental Economics I (3 semester credit hours) Introduction to the methodology of laboratory experimental economics, including principles of experimental design, development of effective protocols, research with human subjects, and statistical analysis of experimental data, designing experiments to test theory, experimental measurement of preferences and attitudes, and market and institutional "wind-tunnel" design. Prerequisites: ECON 6301 and ECON 6309 or instructor consent required. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6V00 Tools for Economic Research (2-3 semester credit hours) First two credit hours examines single and multivariate calculus at a level appropriate for entering PhD and MS students in economics, functional areas of business, and social sciences. Includes optimization theory and matrix algebra. Those enrolled in the optional 3rd credit hour will receive basic instruction in a statistical package (e.g., STATA). Pass/Fail only. ([2-3]-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 6V01 Independent Study (1-9 semester credit hours) Provides faculty supervision for student's individual study of a topic agreed upon by the student and the faculty supervisor. Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for credit (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-9]-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7301 Microeconomics Theory II (3 semester credit hours) General equilibrium theory of markets and welfare economics; discusses the problems of existence, stability, efficiency, and equity of economic equilibrium; and introduces social choice and the special problems created by public goods, externalities, and uncertainty. Recommended: ECON 6301. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7302 Macroeconomics Theory II (3 semester credit hours) This course is the second in a sequence of core graduate (doctoral level) macroeconomic theory courses. The main aim is to introduce students to the methods of stochastic dynamic analyses in economics. The second aim is to employ those methods in understanding aggregate empirical regularities, for instance as they pertain to business cycles, with standard modern macroeconomic theory. Therefore, primary course aims include a thorough discussion of stochastic dynamics and optimization. Next, using these methods, applications that illustrate the applied general equilibrium analyses that comprise: modern macroeconomic business cycle theory, consumption, asset pricing and topics in 'behavioral' macroeconomics are discussed. Recommended: ECON 6302. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7303 Microeconomics Theory III (3 semester credit hours) Primarily a course on the role of strategic interdependence in economics using game theory. Topics include noncooperative games, simultaneous-move games and dynamic games with applications from a wide variety of fields in economics. (3-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7309 Econometrics II (3 semester credit hours) This is the second core course in the econometrics sequence of the economics PhD program. The course extends the topics covered in the first course and covers topics such as serial correlation, unit roots, cointegration, and dynamic models; panel data; simultaneous equation models, maximum likelihood and GMM estimations methods. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7311 Special Topics in Econometric and Spatial Analysis (3 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). However, students may not take more than 3 hours of the field requirement from ECON 7311. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7315 Econometrics III (3 semester credit hours) This is the third core course in the econometrics sequence of the economics PhD program. The course extends the topics covered in the first two courses and covers topics such as Bayesian, semiparametric and nonparametric estimation approaches; discrete choice models, limited dependent variable models and duration models; and bootstrap and jackknife methods. Prerequisite: ECON 6309. (3-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7316 Game Theory (3 semester credit hours) Advanced treatment of topics in noncooperative game theory. May also include a brief survey of cooperative game theory. Major topics covered include correlated equilibrium, equilibrium refinements, evolutionary stability and dynamics, multi-level selection, revelation principle, strategic substitutes and complements, uniqueness and comparative statics. Prerequisite: GISC 7310 or EPPS 7316 or ECON 6306 or instructor consent required. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7321 Special Topics in Labor Economics (3 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). However, students may not take more than 3 hours of the field requirement from ECON 7321. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7331 Special Topics in Industrial Organization (3 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). However, students may not take more than 3 hours of the field requirement from ECON 7331. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7341 Special Topics in International Development (3 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). However, students may not take more than 3 hours of the field requirement from ECON 7341. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7351 Special Topics in Public Economics (3 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). However, students may not take more than 3 hours of the field requirement from ECON 7351. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7363 Public Economics II (3 semester credit hours) A study of positive and normative theories of taxation, the effect of taxation on behavior, behavioral public finance and related topics. Prerequisite: ECON 6363. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7381 Special Topics in Experimental and Behavioral Economics (3 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). However, students may not take more than 3 hours of the field requirement from ECON 7381. (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7391 Special Topics in Economics (3 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). (3-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7V01 Paper Seminar (3-6 semester credit hours) Students registering for this seminar work towards the completion of their literature survey requirement. Course includes oral presentations and progress reports. ([3-6]-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7V02 Research in Economics (3-6 semester credit hours) May be repeated for credit. Instructor consent required. ([3-6]-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 7V03 Research Paper Seminar (3-6 semester credit hours) Students registering for this seminar work towards the completion of their research paper requirement. Oral presentations and progress reports. ([3-6]-0) T (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 8V01 Dissertation Seminar (3-9 semester credit hours) A seminar for students preparing proposals or writing dissertations. Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Successful completion of qualifying examination and instructor consent required. ([3-9]-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 8V02 Dissertation (1-9 semester credit hours) Provides faculty supervision of a student's dissertation research. Pass/Fail only. May be repeated for credit. Instructor consent required. ([1-9]-0) Y (2015-04-17 23:51:52)

ECON 8V97 Internship (1-9 semester credit hours) Provides faculty supervision for a student's internship. Internships must be related to the student's course work. Internships are mainly intended for terminal Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) students. May be repeated for credit (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required. ([1-9]-0) R (2015-04-17 23:51:52)