Professors: Robert Anzenberger, A.B. Boston College, A.M. Mass, M.S., M.Ed., C.A.G.S., Cand. Ph.D. Northeastern; Marie Clote, D.E.A. Universite Paris VII; Richard Zaiger, B.S. Massachusetts, J.D. Boston College.
EC 13107 Principles of Economics: Micro
Course introduces the market system. Topics include the household and the firm, supply and demand, price and output determination, resource allocation, and income distribution. Examines the role of government and alternative economic systems, the changes brought about as the economy moves from a physical to a digital market.
Spring, Tues 6:30–9, Jan 14–May 6, Professor TBD
EC 13207 Principles of Economics: Macro
Course introduces national income determination and
government policy. Topics include national income
accounting, national income determination, employment, changes in supply and demand, uncertainties in a digital economy, money, interest rates, and inflation, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, and business cycle.
Fall, Tues 6:30–9, Sept 3–Dec 10, Professor TBD
EC 15113 Elementary Statistics
Course equips students with the techniques of analysis and interpretation of quantitative data. Topics considered are descriptive statistics, basic probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling and estimation, testing statistical hypotheses, correlation and regression and analysis of variance. No calculus background required.
Spring, Mon 6:30–9, Jan 13–May 5, Professor Clote
EC 20107 Microeconomic Theory
Prerequisite: Principles of Economics
Course develops a theoretical framework to analyze two basic units, the consumer and the producer. This analysis is then employed to investigate the determination of price and output in various market situations, the implications for welfare and the construct of general economic equilibrium.
Fall, Wed 6:30–9, Sept 4–Dec 11, TBD
EC 21001 Behavioral Economics: Emerging Perspective
Prerequisite: Principles of Economics
Why do people often behave in ways that are clearly not in their best interest? Integrating an understanding of human behavior into the more traditional economic models offers a fuller explanation of how behavior influences seemingly rational choices and suggests ways to optimize decision making. Course explores impact of the current economic crisis, competition, procrastination, certainty/uncertainty, fairness, investments, emerging technologies, career flexibility, and divorce to explain outcomes and performance.
Fall, Mon 6:30–9, Sept 9–Dec 16, Professor Anzenberger
EC 34501 Labor Relations and Human Resources
Workplaces are dynamic and fluid environments that are impacted by internal and external forces. Course examines the economic, social, psychological and political factors that influence employee relations systems. Through case studies and role playing course examines basic rights under federal and state statutes, the negotiation and administration
of collective bargaining agreements and the utilization of alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve conflict
in the workplace.
Fall, Mon 6:30–9, Sept 9–Dec 16, Professor Zaiger
EC 39401 Urban and Regional Theory
Prerequisite: Principles of Economics: Strongly Advised: Microeconomic. Course develops theoretical foundations, both classical and modern, for urban and regional analysis. Theories applied to traditional economic problems of spatial allocation and spatial distribution of economic activities (production, consumption, transportation, housing, and labor markets) and of demographic segments (population, income, age, race, and social class). Practical applications include alternative proposals to revive cities and urban areas, transportation and housing subsidies, employment programs and industrial relocation.
Spring, Wed 6:30–9, Jan 15–May 7, TBD
Anticipated Economics electives 2014-2015
Macroeconomic Theory, Social Policy Analysis