Spring 2020 Courses and Syllabi

Course Offerings for Spring 2020 & Previous Syllabi

Below is the most recent version available of a syllabus from the professor who will teach the course in Spring 2020. These are not the official syllabi for Spring 2020.

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 2020 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 4th, so please check this site again before then.

We will be offering three new courses this Spring: College Choice: Economics and Policy Innovation (ECON 4559); Economics and Immigration (ECON 4559); and Chicago Price Theory (ECON 5559). Scroll down to learn more!

(Released October 28, 2019. Last updated October 28, 2019.)

ECON 2010 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

Carter Doyle - Spring 2018 Syllabus

Marc Santugini - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 2020 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

Lee Coppock - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 3010 Intermediate Microeconomics

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

Andrew Kloosterman - Spring 2017 Syllabus

Peter Troyan - Spring 2016 Syllabus

ECON 3020 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: ECON 2020 and ECON 3010 or 3110.

Maria Westerfield - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 3030 Money and Banking

Prerequisites: ECON 2020.

Carter Doyle - Spring 2018 Syllabus

Zach Bethune - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 3050 Economics of Welfare Reform

*Instructor Permission*, Prerequisite: ECON 2010.

Ed Olsen - Spring 2017 Syllabus

ECON 3630 Economics of the Middle East

Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and 2020.

Julia Devlin - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 3720 Introduction to Econometrics

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

Karim Chalak - Spring 2017 Syllabus

Ronald Michener - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 4020 Auction Theory and Practice

Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or ECON 3110 and STAT 2120 or equivalent..

Gaurab Aryal - Fall 2019 Syllabus

ECON 4110 Competitive Strategy

Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or ECON 3110

NB: This class has been approved as an elective for the Industrial Organization concentration.

Michael Moore - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 4170 The Economics of Risk, Uncertainty, and Information

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110 and ECON 3020

Marc Santugini - Fall 2018 Syllabus

ECON 4195 Empirical Industrial Organization

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

Federico Ciliberto - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 4220 International Finance and Macroeconomics

Prerequisite: ECON 3020.

Eric Van Wincoop - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 4230 Seminar on Trade and Development

Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110 and either ECON 4210 or ECON 4610

John McLaren - Spring 2020 Syllabus draft

ECON 4350 Corporate Finance

Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110 and ECON 3030, and STAT 2120 or equivalent. 

Christopher (Dylan) McGee - Fall 2019 Syllabus

ECON 4360 Empirical Finance

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

Steven Peterson - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 4365 Global Financial Markets

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or ECON 3110 (ECON 3020 is recommended).

Ana Fostel - Fall 2017 Syllabus

ECON 4370 Behavioral Finance

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110 and ECON 4340.

Edwiin Burton - Spring 2016 Syllabus

ECON 4440 Economic Inequality

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

James Harrigan - Fall 2019 Syllabus

ECON 4444 Artifical Intelligence and the Nature of Work

Prerequisite: Either ECON 3010 or 3110 and ECON 3020 (can be taken concurrently) or CS 3102 (can be taken concurrently).

Anton Korinek - Spring 2019 Syllabus

*NEW CLASS! ECON 4559 (section 002) College Choice: Economics and Policy Innovation

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

Sarah Turner - Spring 2020 Syllabus (draft)

College choice is an economics problem. Students make decisions about where to apply and, in turn, where to attend based on expected costs, returns, and preferences. On the other side of the market, selective colleges and universities use admission and financial aid policies to determine who enrolls. Yet, this "market" is not without failures. This class engages students in the development and assessment of a major policy innovation in Virginia.

*NEW CLASS! ECON 4559 (section 100) Economics of Immigration

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or ECON 3110 and ECON 3720

John McLaren - Spring 2020 Syllabus (preliminary)

This course surveys the causes and consequences of immigration with a focus on labor-market impacts in destination countries.  The course will include background on key elements of immigration law and history, but the bulk of the course will use micro theory and basic econometrics intensively, and will include analysis of recent journal articles on the subject.

ECON 4610 Economic Development

Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and ECON 3720 (or 4720 or STAT 3220 or equivalent). ECON 2020 and ECON 3010/3110 are helpful but not required.

Shan Aman-Rana - Fall 2019 Syllabus

ECON 4720 Econometric Methods

Prerequisites: ECON 3720 or STAT 3120 or STAT 3220 or APMA 3110 or APMA 3120; and MATH 3350 or MATH 3351 or APMA 3080. 

Lidia Kosenkova - Fall 2018 Syllabus

ECON 4730 Markets, Mechanisms, and Machines

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

Denis Nekipelov - Spring 2020 Syllabus

*ECON 4880 Seminar in Policy Analysis

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

Christopher Ruhm - Spring 2020 Syllabus

*NEW CLASS! ECON 5559 Chicago Price Theory (1 credit hour)

*Instructor Permission*, Prerequisites: 

Michael Moore - Spring 2020 Syllabus (preliminary)

A short course in solving problems in economics using the tools of Price
Theory as developed and practiced by the Chicago School.