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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Economics

SPRING 2015


ADEC 113101  Principles of Economics: Micro
This 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.
Tues 6:15–9:15, Jan 13–May 5, The Department

ADEC 250001  Elementary Economic Statistics
ADEC250001 Syllabus
This 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.
Mon 6:15–9:15, Jan 12–May 11, Marie Clote

ADEC 350001  Social Policy Analysis
This course introduces the role of social policy analysis in explaining the ideological, institutional and scientific foundations of the modern "social welfare state." The course covers social policy modeling, normative political theory and distributive theories of justice, rights, opportunities, equality, social equity and poverty. Theories are tested with applications in four major social policy areas: employment, health, housing and welfare.
Wed 6:15–9:15, Jan 14–May 6, G. Michael Rife

ADEC 500201  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. This course explores the impact of the current economic crisis, competition, procrastination, certainty/uncertainty, investments, emerging technologies, career flexibility, obesity and divorce to explain outcomes and performance.
Thurs 6:15–9:15, Jan 15–May 7, Robert Anzenberger