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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

ECON 1001

Reviews lecture material presented in ECON 1110 lectures; provides problem-solving techniques, study tips, and additional problems to prepare for exams and problem sets; provides additional time for questions ... view course details

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  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6463ECON 1001  LEC 001

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    • Alexander, A

  • A&S students receive transcript credit only; cannot be used toward graduation.

ECON 1002

Reviews lecture material presented in ECON 1120 lectures; provides problem-solving techniques, study tips, and additional problems to prepare for exams and problem sets; provides additional time for questions ... view course details

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  • 1-2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6464ECON 1002  LEC 001

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    • Alexander, A

  • A&S students receive transcript credit only; cannot be used toward graduation.

ECON 1110

Explanation and evaluation of how the price system operates in determining what goods are produced, how goods are produced, who receives income, and how the price system is modified and influenced by private ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

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ECON 1120

Analysis of aggregate economic activity in relation to the level, stability, and growth of national income. Topics may include the determination and effects of unemployment, inflation, balance of payments, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 2040

This interdisciplinary course examines network structures and how they matter in everyday life. The course examines how each of the computing, economic, sociological and natural worlds are connected and ... view course details

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    Combined with: CS 2850INFO 2040SOC 2090

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 3030

The pricing processes in a private enterprise economy are analyzed under varying competitive conditions, and their role in the allocation of resources and the functional distribution of national income ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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ECON 3040

Introduces the theory of national income and determination and economic growth in alternative models of the national economy. Examines the interaction and relation of these models to empirical aggregate ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 3110

This course provides an introduction to probability and parametric inference. Topics include: random variables, standard distributions, the law of large numbers, the central limit theorem, likelihood-based ... view course details

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    Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ILRST 3110STSCI 3110

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  8339ECON 3110  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Diciccio, T

  • Prerequisites: MATH 1110 or equivalent. FORBIDDEN OVERLAP: Students may receive credit for only one course in the following group: ILRST/ECON/STSCI 3110, BTRY/STSCI 3080, ECON 3130, and MATH 4710

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ECON 3120

Introduction to the theory and application of econometric techniques. Emphasis is on both development of techniques and applications of econometrics to economic questions. Topics include estimation and ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 3130

Provides an introduction to statistical inference and to principles of probability. It includes descriptive statistics, principles of probability, discrete and continuous distributions, and hypothesis ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 3310

Surveys problems in American economic history from the first settlements to early industrialization. view course details

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    Combined with: AMST 3230

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 3380

Examines the development of the Chinese economy and the evolution of China's economic system between the early 1950s and late 1990s. view course details

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    Combined with: ASIAN 3393CAPS 3380

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 3410

Seeks to illustrate the complexity of decision making in a nonprofit organization and to show how microeconomic analysis in general, and labor-market analysis in particular, can usefully be applied to ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLE 3480ILRLE 6480

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ECON 3440

Examines the changing economic roles of women and men in the labor market and in the family. Topics include a historical overview of changing gender roles, the determinants of the gender division of labor ... view course details

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    Combined with: FGSS 4460ILRLE 4450

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ECON 3460

Surveys economic and industrial issues in the sports industry. Topics include salary determination, including free agency, salary caps, salary arbitration; competitive balance and financial health of sports ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLR 4030

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ECON 3545

This course will examine the determinants of international capital flows and their consequences for growth and volatility. Basic analytical models in international finance, including those related to exchange ... view course details

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    Combined with: AEM 4545

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  9766ECON 3545  LEC 001

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    • Prasad, E

  • Prerequisites: ECON 2300/ECON 3040 or equivalent. Intermediate econometrics/statistics (e.g., ECON 3120) desirable.

ECON 3720

Health care systems and health policy are undergoing rapid change as medical technology advances and costs rise. Debates concerning the delivery, regulation and financing of health care have intensified. ... view course details

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    Combined with: PAM 4370

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 3740

This course has two objectives: 1) To explore how Economics can be used to understand global health, and 2) to provide tools and skills for understating global health policy. I emphasize economic models, ... view course details

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    Combined with: PAM 4140

  • 3 Credits Graded

ECON 3801

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 3805

This course will examine issues that arise when a country attempts to implement and maintain a "competition policy" as a way of promoting economic growth and efficiency. The basic reading material will ... view course details

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    Combined with: LAW 4021

  • 4 Credits Graded

ECON 3850

This class will focus on the use of economics as a tool in forming and evaluating environmental policy, with a focus on how economists measure the health and economic effects of pollution and environmental ... view course details

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    Combined with: PAM 3670PAM 5970

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4210

A systematic treatment of the determinants of the money supply and the volume of credit. Economic analysis of credit markets and financial institutions in the United States. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4220

Examines the theory and decision making in the presence of uncertainty and the practical aspects of particular asset markets. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4260

Analyzes the role of government in a free market economy. Topics include public goods, market failures, allocation mechanisms, optimal taxation, effects of taxation, and benefit-cost analysis. Current ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4510

Surveys the sources of comparative advantage. Studies commercial policy and analyzes the welfare economics of trade between countries. Some attention is paid to the institutional aspects of the world trading ... view course details

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ECON 4560

Examines microeconomic issues in developing countries, with an emphasis on recent research in the field. Studies the theoretical and empirical aspects of current economic and policy questions. Topics include ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4830

Studies the theory of production economics with emphasis on applications to agriculture and natural resources. Topics include the derivation, estimation, and use of production, cost, profit, revenue, demand, ... view course details

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    Combined with: AEM 6080

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  •  6427ECON 4830  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Tauer, L

  • Prerequisite: ECON 3130 and Math 1110 or equivalents.

ECON 4902

Covers bank management and supervision, with special reference to international supervisory agreements (Basel II) and U.S. Federal guidance. Sources of risk are considered-market, credit, operational, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4903

The course will appeal to students who have strong quantitative skills and would like to see applications of economic theory to analyze issues prominent in major public debates. Currently, we offer a very ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4905

Financial Fragility and the Macro-economy. Topics will include the history and theory of bank runs and other panics, the recent financial meltdown, bubbles, moral hazard, irrational exuberance, rational ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4906

Industrial organization economists study firm behavior in imperfectly competitive markets, which are far more common than the perfectly competitive markets that were the focus of your introductory ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4907

This course provides an introduction to the economics of asymmetric information, contracts and mechanism design. Topics covered include: bilateral contracting problems with moral hazard and/or adverse ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4908

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4990

Students should consult the director of undergraduate studies for details. Admission is competitive. Interested students should apply to the program in the spring semester of their junior year. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5828ECON 4990  IND 601

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    • Besharov, G

ECON 4999

Independent study. NOTE: Formerly ECON 4980. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8035ECON 4999  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Wissink, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8869ECON 4999  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Hay, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8870ECON 4999  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Barseghyan, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8871ECON 4999  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Barwick, P

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8872ECON 4999  IND 606

    • TBA
    • Hong, Y

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8878ECON 4999  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Prasad, E

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8883ECON 4999  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8884ECON 4999  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Besharov, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9202ECON 4999  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Coate, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9220ECON 4999  IND 613

    • TBA
    • Thomas, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9221ECON 4999  IND 614

    • TBA
    • Li, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9225ECON 4999  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Troshkin, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9235ECON 4999  IND 616

    • TBA
    • Huckfeldt, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5827ECON 4999  IND 617

    • TBA
    • O'Donoghue, T

ECON 6090

Topics in consumer and producer theory. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5829ECON 6090  LEC 001

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    • Easley, D

  • Enrollment limited to: first year Economics grad students.

  •  5830ECON 6090  DIS 201

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    • Staff

ECON 6130

Covers the following topics: static general equilibrium; intertemporal general equilibrium: infinitely lived agents models and overlapping generations models; welfare theorems; equivalence between sequential ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5831ECON 6130  LEC 001

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    • Caunedo, J

  • Enrollment limited to: first year Economics grad students.

  •  5832ECON 6130  DIS 201

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    • Staff

ECON 6170

Covers selected topics in matrix algebra (vector spaces, matrices, simultaneous linear equations, characteristic value problem), calculus of several variables (elementary real analysis, partial differentiation) ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5833ECON 6170  LEC 001

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    • Salcedo, B

  • Enrollment limited to: first year Economics grad students.

  •  5834ECON 6170  DIS 201

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    • Staff

ECON 6190

Gives the probabilistic and statistical background for meaningful application of econometric techniques. Topics include probability theory probability spaces, random variables, distributions, moments, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5835ECON 6190  LEC 001

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    • Hong, Y

  • Enrollment limited to: first year Economics grad students.

  •  5836ECON 6190  DIS 201

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    • Staff

ECON 6590

Focuses on empirical strategies to identify the causal effects of public policies and programs. The course uses problem sets based on real-world examples and data to examine techniques for analyzing ... view course details

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    Combined with: PAM 6090

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 6990

Independent study. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8805ECON 6990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Boyer, G

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9155ECON 6990  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Caunedo, J

ECON 7260

An overview of the models and methods for analyzing data with cross-sectional dependence, i.e., those able to explicitly test behavioral models with interdependent agents' decisions. The technicalities ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 7360

Spends a large part of the semester covering the revenue side of public finance. Topics include the impact of various types of taxes as well as the determination of optimal taxation. The impact of taxation ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 7385

Focused on analytical models of political institutions, this course is organized around canonical models and their applications. These include voting models, menu auctions, models of reputation, and cheap ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 7420

Includes reading and discussion of selected topics in labor economics. Stresses applications of economic theory and econometrics to the labor market and human resource areas. view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLE 7450

  • 4 Credits Graded

ECON 7440

The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with canonical models of search and study their application in macroeconomics and labor economics. Our primary objective will be to study the most ... view course details

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    Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Macro Labor

  • 15571ECON 7440  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Aug 22 - Oct 6, 2017
    • Huckfeldt, C

ECON 7471

Survey of the econometric research and theory on a wide variety of education issues at the elementary and secondary level. Topics include school finance policies, peer effects, accountability, incentives, ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLE 7471PAM 6471

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ECON 7480

Considers methods for the analysis of longitudinal data, that is, data in which a set of individual units are followed over time. Focuses on both estimation and specification testing of these models. Students ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLE 7410

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

ECON 7510

This course offers a graduate-level introduction to theoretical models in industrial organization. It is designed to prepare researchers to identify interesting questions and rigorously motivate empirical ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 7650

Graduate students and the instructor present draft research proposals, papers, and preliminary thesis results for group review and discussion. Students who actively participate by offering written and ... view course details

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    Combined with: AEM 7650

  • 1-3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  8396ECON 7650  SEM 101

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    • Barrett, C

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students with permission of instructor.

ECON 7670

This course will provide a selective overview of topics at the cutting-edge of academic research and policy debates about the international financial system. Main areas will include the effects of financial ... view course details

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    Combined with: AEM 7670

  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

  •  6759ECON 7670  LEC 001

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    • Prasad, E

  • Prerequisite: basic Ph.D level courses in Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics.

ECON 7711

Advanced seminar explores recent empirical research and evaluation literature on issues of health, nutrition, education and intrahousehold decision-making in developing countries. view course details

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    Combined with: NS 6850

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17141ECON 7711  LEC 001

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    • Sahn, D

  • Prerequisite: Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Statistics or Econometrics (through multiple regression and limited dependent variable models), or permission of instructor. If you are not able to enroll, please contact Terry Mingle (tpm2).

ECON 7730

Concerned with theoretical and applied works that seek to explain economic development, or lack thereof, in countries at low-income levels. Specific topics vary each semester. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 7841

Research workshop featuring guest lecturers. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

ECON 7842

Research workshop featuring guest lecturers. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

ECON 7843

Research workshop featuring guest lecturers. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

ECON 7845

Presentations of completed papers and work in progress by faculty members, advanced graduate students, and speakers from other universities. Focuses on the formulation, design, and execution ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLE 9400

  • 3 Credits S/U NoAud

ECON 7846

Research workshop featuring guest lecturers. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

ECON 7847

Research workshop featuring guest lecturers. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

ECON 7848

Research workshop featuring guest lecturers. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

ECON 7849

Research workshop featuring guest lecturers. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat

ECON 7850

Ph.D. students in the Field of Economics are required to take this year-long research seminar, and receive a grade of Satisfactory, in order to remain in good standing in the Ph.D. program. Students present ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

ECON 7852

Research workshop featuring guest lecturers. view course details

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  • 3 Credits Sat/Unsat