Fall 2020 Courses and Syllabi

Course Offerings for Fall 2020 & Previous Syllabi 

Below is the most recent version available of a syllabus from the professor who will teach the course in Fall 2020. These are not the official syllabi for Fall 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 webpage you should assume that we do not plan to offer it this fall. 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 April 20, so please check this site again before then. 

(Last updated April 10, 2020.)

ECON 2010 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics

Ken Elzinga - Fall 2017 Syllabus

Marc Santugini - Spring 2019 Syllabus

ECON 2020 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

Carter Doyle - Fall 2018 Syllabus

ECON 2060 American Economic History

Mark Thomas - Fall 2014 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 2018 Syllabus

Marc Santugini - Fall 2017 Syllabus

ECON 3020 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: ECON 2020 and ECON 3010 or 3110.

Jae Won Lee - Fall 2018 Syllabus

Maria Westerfield - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 3030 Money and Banking

Prerequisites: ECON 2020.

Carter Doyle - Spring 2019 Syllabus

ECON 3040 The Economics of Education

Prerequisite: ECON 2010

Sarah Turner - Fall 2017 Syllabus

ECON 3110 Mathematical Microeconomics

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

Maxim Engers -  Fall 2017 Syllabus

ECON 3330 Public Choice

Prerequisites:*Instructor Permission*; ECON 2010 and 2020.

Lee Coppock - Fall 2018 Syllabus

ECON 3430 The Economics of Sustainability

Prerequisites: ECON 2010.

William Shobe - Fall 2019 Syllabus

*ECON 3559 Economics of Transition and Adjustment

Prerequisites: ECON 2010 and 2020.

Julia Devlin - 

Description: Surveys contemporary and historical country experiences with economic transition (the long-term movement from state to market-driven economies) and adjustment processes (countries' short-term responses to economic shocks). Coverage includes Central and Eastern Europe, East Asia, the Middle East, and some industrialized countries. Aspects covered include initial conditions, complementarity and optimal sequencing of policies, and institutions.

ECON 3720 Introduction to Econometrics

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

Jonathan Colmer - Fall 2018 Syllabus

Ronald Michener - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 4010 Game Theory

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

Maxim Engers - Fall 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 4080 Law and Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or instructor permission.

Maria Westerfield - Spring 2017 Syllabus

ECON 4190 Industrial Organization

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110.

Federico Ciliberto - Fall 2018 Syllabus

ECON 4210 International Trade: Theory & Policy

Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110; MATH 1220; ECON 3720 or 4720 or STAT 2120.

Kerem Cosar - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 4220 International Finance and Macroeconomics

Prerequisite: ECON 3020.

Eric Van Wincoop - Fall 2016 Syllabus

ECON 4240 Economics of Immigration

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

John McLaren - Spring 2020 Syllabus

*ECON 4310 Economics of the Public Sector

Prerequisite: ECON 3010 or 3110.

TBD - 

Description: Studies the justifications for government activities, the design of programs consistent with these justifications, the effects of major existing and proposed expenditure programs and taxes, and positive and normative analyses of political systems.

ECON 4320 Urban Economics

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

William Johnson - Spring 2018 Syllabus

ECON 4340 Theory of Financial Markets

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

Edwin Burton - Fall 2016 Syllabus

ECON 4350 Corporate Finance

Prerequisite:  ECON 3010 or 3110, ECON 3030, and STAT 2120 or equivalent
Dylan McGee - Fall 2019 Syllabus

ECON 4390 Economics of Advertising

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

Simon Anderson - Fall 2018 Syllabus

*ECON 4420 Macroeconomic Policy

Prerequisites: ECON 3020.

Eric Leeper -

Description: Integrated analysis of public policies (including monetary, fiscal, debt-management, foreign exchange, and incomes) designed to cope with fluctuations in national income, employment, and the price level, and to influence the rate of economic growth. Emphasizes policies adopted during specific historical episodes and the theory of macroeconomic policy.

ECON 4440 Economic Inequality

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

James Harrigan - Spring 2018 Syllabus

*ECON 4559 Market Design: Engineering a Better World


Terrence Johnson -

Description: The course will consider the theory and practice of market design. We will study classical market failures (market power, externalities, incomplete information, missing markets), the core tools used in practice (auctions and deferred acceptance algorithms), and examples of their real world use (FCC Spectrum Auctions, Google Adwords, the Boston Public School Match, the National Resident Matching Program, and the Northeastern Kidney Exchange).

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 4820 Experimental Economics

Prerequisites: ECON 3010 or 3110 and a course in statistics, or instructor permission.

Charles Holt - Fall 2018 Syllabus