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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Economics

2013-2014

Professors: Robert Anzenberger, A.B. Boston College, A.M. Mass, M.S., M.Ed., C.A.G.S., Cand. Ph.D. Northeastern; Orhan Aygun, B.A., M.A. Bogazici (Turkey), Cand. Ph.D. Boston College; Rucha Bhate B.A. St. Xavier's College (India), M.A. Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (India), M.S. Boston College, Cand. Ph.D. Boston College; Marie Clote, D.E.A. Universite Paris VII; G. M. Rife, B.S. Shepherd, M.S. Virginia Tech, M.S. North Carolina-Charlotte, Ph.D. Illinois-Chicago; Richard Zaiger, B.S. Massachusetts, J.D. Boston College.

EC 13107  Principles of Economics: Micro
EC13107 Syllabus
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 Aygun

EC 15113  Elementary Statistics
EC15113 Syllabus
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

EC21101  Intermediate Macroeconomics
EC21101 Syllabus
Course presents a more in-depth and rigorous treatment of contemporary macroeconomics, as a journey spanning various milestones over the years and can be viewed as a natural successor to the Macro Principles course. Integrates economic theories and principles studied in class with current events and real-world examples to facilitate lively classroom discussions. Topics include introduction and measurement of macroeconomic data, inflation, unemployment, fundamentals of open economy, long run economic growth-theory and policy, theories of short run economic fluctuations (business cycles) namely; the IS-LM model (closed economy) and the Mundell-Fleming model (open economy), understanding the US monetary and financial system, and fiscal & monetary policy as stabilization tools.
Spring, Mon 6:30–9, Jan 13–May 5, Professor Bhate

EC 39401  Urban and Regional Theory
EC39401 Syllabus
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, Professor Rife

Anticipated Economics electives 2014-2015
Macroeconomic Theory, Social Policy Analysis