Spring 2018 Courses and Syllabi

Course Offerings for Spring 2018 & Previous Syllabi

Below is the most recent version available of a syllabus from the professor who will teach the course in Spring 2018. These are not the official syllabi for Spring 2018.

If there isn't a syllabus available for a class from the professor teaching it, the syllabus from previous professors will be provided or a course description written by the Spring 2018 professor. These courses are marked with a “*”.

If a course is not listed on this website you should assume that we do not plan to offer it this Spring. However, if there are any changes to what we offer this page will be updated immediately. Updates can be made to course offerings before course registration begins on November 6th, so please check this site again before then.

We will be offering three new courses this Spring: Gender and Economics (ECON 4559), Competitive Strategy (ECON 4559), and Political Economy, Law, and Experimentation (ECON 3559). Scroll down to learn more!

(Released October 13, 2017. Last updated November 3, 2017.)

ECON 2010 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

Carter Doyle - Spring 2017 Syllabus

Marc Santugini - Fall 2017 Syllabus

ECON 2020 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

Lee Coppock - Spring 2017 Syllabus

ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomics

Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and CALC II (MATH 1220, MATH 1320, APMA 1110, MATH 2310, MATH 2315 or APMA 2120).

David Mills - Fall 2016 Syllabus

Marc Santugini - Fall 2017 Syllabus

ECON 3020 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: ECON 2020 and ECON 3010 or 3110.

Maria Westerfield - Spring 2016 Syllabus

Eric Young - Spring 2017 Syllabus

ECON 3030 Money and Banking

Prerequisites: ECON 2020.

Zachary Bethune - Spring 2017 Syllabus

Carter Doyle - Fall 2017 Syllabus

*NEW CLASS! ECON 3559 Political Economy, Law, and Experimentation

Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and PPL 2010.

Charlie Holt -

Readings and classroom simulations are used to introduce key paradigms motivated by the interface between political, economic, and legal institutions. Each weekly topic is structured around the ideas of a key author, with the associated intuition being conveyed by participation in a classroom “experiment” involving a market or political interaction, e.g. Elinor Ostrom (tragedy of the commons), Anthony Downs (median voter theorem), Vernon Smith.

ECON 3630 Economics of the Middle East

Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and 2020.

Julia Devlin - Spring 2016 Syllabus

ECON 3640 Economics of Africa

Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and ECON 2020.

Mark Plant - Spring 2017 Syllabus

ECON 3720 Introduction to Econometrics

Prerequisites: STAT 2120 or STAT 3120 or APMA 3110 or APMA 3120.

Jonathan Colmer - Fall 2016 Syllabus

Leland Farmer - Fall 2017 Syllabus

Ronald Michener - Fall 2017 Syllabus

ECON 4080 Law and Economics

Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or ECON 3110.

Maria Westerfield - Spring 2017 Syllabus

ECON 4150 Economics of Labor

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110 and  ECON 3720, or instructor permission.

William Johnson - Fall 2016 Syllabus

ECON 4160 Economics of Health

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110 and ECON 3720 or 4720.

Amalia Miller - Spring 2016 Syllabus

*ECON 4190 Industrial Organization

Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or ECON 3110.

Daniel MacKay-

Spring 2017 Syllabus from David Mills

ECON 4195 Empirical Industrial Organization

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110 and ECON 3720 or 4720.

Federico Ciliberto - Spring 2016 Syllabus

ECON 4200 Antitrust Policy

*Instructor Permission*, Prerequisite: ECON 2010.

Kenneth Elzinga - Spring 2015 Syllabus

An application is required for admission into this class. Please review the following document for additional information: ECON 4200 Enrollment Info. 2018 (pay attention to the application deadline).

ECON 4210 International Trade: Theory and Policy

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110, and MATH 1220, and ECON 3720 or 4720 or STAT 3220. (ECON 3010/3110 and CALC II will be more heavily used.)

Kerem Cosar - Fall 2017 Syllabus

ECON 4220 International Finance and Macroeconomics

Prerequisite: ECON 3020.

Eric Van Wincoop - Spring 2017 Syllabus

*ECON 4310 Economics of the Public Sector

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or Econ 3110.

Daniel MacKay-

 Fall 2016 Syllabus from Ed Olsen

ECON 4320 Economics of Urban Areas

Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110 and ECON 3720.

William Johnson -

This course explores how economists think about cities. Why do cities exist? Why are they located where they are? Why do some cities grow and others decline? Within a city, what determines where people live, how they commute to work, and what they pay for housing? Topics to be treated include agglomeration economies, location theory, land use patterns and policies, urban housing and transportation, and local public goods.

ECON 4360 Empirical Finance

*Instructor Permission*, Prerequisites: Must have met the Financial Economics concentration declaration prerequisites.

Steven Peterson - Spring 2016 Syllabus

ECON 4370 Behavioral Finance

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110 and ECON 4340.

Edwin Burton - Spring 2016 Syllabus

ECON 4430 Environmental Economics

Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110.

Sheetal Sekhri - Spring 2016 Syllabus

ECON 4440 Economic Inequality

Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110 and ECON 3720 or 4720.

James Harrigan - Fall 2017 Syllabus

*NEW CLASS! ECON 4559 Gender and Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110 and ECON 3720 or 4720.

Amalia Miller -

The transformation of women’s lives in the past century is among the most significant and far-reaching social and economic phenomenon. This course will apply micro-economic theory and empirical methods to explore the role of gender in shaping economic outcomes, examining the inter-relationships between family formation (marriage and fertility), human capital investment, and labor market outcomes. Public policy applications will be emphasized.

*NEW CLASS! ECON 4559 Competitive Strategy

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110, (ECON 4190 recommended).

Michael Moore - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 4610 Economic Development

Prerequisite: ECON 2020, and ECON 3010 or 3110, and ECON 3720 or 4720.

Sandip Sukhtankar- Spring 2017 Syllabus

*ECON 4880 Seminar in Policy Analysis

*Instructor Permission*, Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110, ECON 3720, and ECON 4310.

Christopher Ruhm

Leora Friedberg - Spring 2017 Syllabus

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