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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

  •  6549ECON 1001  LEC 001

  • 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

  •  6550ECON 1002  LEC 001

  • 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

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

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 2300

One-semester introduction to international economic principles and issues. Begins by surveying key topics such as the elements of comparative advantage, tariff and nontariff barriers, and multilateral ... view course details

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    Combined with: AEM 2300

  • 3 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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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

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 3140

Introduction to the theory and application of econometric techniques. Emphasis is on foundations and development of econometric models, focusing on how a theoretical economic model can be placed into a ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 3320

Surveys problems in American economic history from the Civil War to World War I.  view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 3430

Examines topics in labor economics of particular relevance to individual managers and firms. Representative topics include recruitment, screening, and hiring strategies; compensation (including retirement ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLE 4430

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

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  • 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 3670

Standard economic theory assumes that individuals are rational decision-makers; however, that is often not the case in the real world. Behavioral economics uses findings from psychology to determine ways ... view course details

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    Combined with: PAM 3130PAM 5130

  • 3 Credits Graded

ECON 3710

Risky health behaviors such as cigarette smoking, drinking alcohol, risky sex, poor diet and physical inactivity (leading to obesity) are responsible for hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths and ... view course details

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    Combined with: PAM 4280

  • 4 Credits Graded

ECON 3800

Examines, through the lens of economic analysis, legal principles drawn from various branches of law, including contracts, torts, and property. Cases are assigned for class discussion; in addition, there ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 3810

Research on decision theory resides in a variety of disciplines including computer science, economics, game theory, philosophy, and psychology. This course attempts to integrate these various approaches. ... view course details

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    Combined with: CS 5846ECON 6760

  • 4 Credits Graded

ECON 3855

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    Combined with: CRP 4040CRP 5040

  • 3 Credits Graded

ECON 4020

Studies mathematical models of conflict and cooperation in situations of uncertainty (about nature and about decision makers). view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4300

Formerly Econ 3350. Covers early writings in economics and their relationship to current economic analysis and policy issues. Examples include ancient and medieval philosophers on justice in exchange; ... 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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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18142ECON 4510  LEC 001

  • Taught in Washington, D.C. This is part of the Cornell in Washington program.

ECON 4610

This course takes a game theoretic approach to the study of markets and market power. Topics include pricing, collusion, entry, product differentiation, advertising, and bargaining. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 4820

This class will focus on the role of the environment in the theory and practice of economics. It will make use of microeconomic analysis at the intermediate level and will incorporate real-world examples. ... view course details

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    Combined with: AEM 4510

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  5828ECON 4820  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: intermediate microeconomics course and calculus. Enrollment is limited to: undergaduate students.

ECON 4840

The first half of the course surveys the theory of welfare economics as a foundation for public policy analysis. Major issues addressed include the problem of social welfare measurement, the choice of ... view course details

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    Combined with: AEM 6300

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8652ECON 4840  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: Either PAM 2000, ECON 3010, ECON 3030 (formerly 3130), or equivalent.

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 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 4991

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

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6551ECON 4991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Besharov, G

ECON 4999

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

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6911ECON 4999  IND 601

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    • Wissink, J

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  •  8490ECON 4999  IND 602

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    • Hay, G

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  •  8491ECON 4999  IND 603

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    • Troshkin, M

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8492ECON 4999  IND 604

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    • Karolyi, A

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  •  8494ECON 4999  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Easley, D

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  •  8504ECON 4999  IND 606

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    • Berry, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8505ECON 4999  IND 607

    • TBA
    • Barseghyan, L

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8507ECON 4999  IND 608

    • TBA
    • Mertens, K

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8508ECON 4999  IND 609

    • TBA
    • O'Donoghue, T

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8930ECON 4999  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Barrett, C

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8934ECON 4999  IND 611

    • TBA
    • Kenkel, D

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  •  8938ECON 4999  IND 612

    • TBA
    • Caunedo, J

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8940ECON 4999  IND 613

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    • Staff

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  •  8941ECON 4999  IND 614

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    • Besharov, G

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  •  8945ECON 4999  IND 615

    • TBA
    • Hallock, K

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  •  8951ECON 4999  IND 616

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    • Prasad, E

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  •  8962ECON 4999  IND 617

    • TBA
    • Kleiner, S

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8963ECON 4999  IND 618

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ECON 6100

Topics in consumer and producer theory, equilibrium models and their application, externalities and public goods, intertemporal choice, simple dynamic models and resource depletion, choice under ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 6140

Covers the following topics: dynamic programming; stochastic growth; search models; cash-in-advance models; real business-cycle models; labor indivisibilities and lotteries; heterogeneous agents models; ... view course details

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ECON 6200

A continuation of ECON 6190 covering statistics: estimation theory, least squares methods, method of maximum likelihood, generalized method of moments, theory of hypothesis testing, asymptotic test theory, ... view course details

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ECON 6410

Comprehensive course covering microeconomic theory and its application to health and health care markets. Topics include consumer decision making, the theory of the firm, welfare economics, monopolies ... view course details

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    Combined with: PAM 6410

  • 3 Credits Graded

ECON 6591

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 6091

  • 3 Credits Graded

ECON 6760

Research on decision theory resides in a variety of disciplines including computer science, economics, game theory, philosophy, and psychology. This course attempts to integrate these various approaches. ... view course details

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    Combined with: CS 5846ECON 3810

  • 4 Credits Graded

ECON 6990

Independent study. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8921ECON 6990  IND 601

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    • Boyer, G

ECON 7190

Covers advanced topics in econometrics, such as asymptotic estimation and test theory, robust estimation, Bayesian inference, advanced topics in time-series analysis, errors in variable and latent variable ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 7200

Covers advanced topics in econometrics, such as asymptotic estimation and test theory, robust estimation, Bayesian inference, advanced topics in time-series analysis, errors in variable and latent variable ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 7230

Analyzes the ways identification problems limit the conclusions that may be drawn in empirical economic research and studies how identified and partially identified parameters can be estimated. In the ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 7300

The course aims to equip students with the tools necessary to conduct state of the art applied macroeconomic research. The course will teach students how to use the "workhorse" statistical models of applied ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 7390

This course exposes graduate students to current research questions and methods. The topics and methods can be loosely described as originating with optimal policy questions in macroeconomics and public ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

ECON 7430

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 7460

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

ECON 7492

Continues from ILRLE 7410 and covers statistical methods for models in which the dependent variable is not continuous. Covers models for dichotomous response (including probit and logit); polychotomous ... view course details

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    Combined with: ILRLE 7420

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

ECON 7570

Considers some major topics in the economics of uncertain information. Although the precise topics considered vary from year to year, subjects such as decision making under uncertainty, markets with asymmetric ... view course details

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  • 2 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

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 7851

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