Master's Program

Course Descriptions


ECN 500 Selected Topics  
Exploration of a topic (to be determined) not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester. 

ECN 505 Mathematical Economics  
Introduction to use of basic mathematical techniques in economic analysis.
PREREQ: (ECN 301 or ECN 311) AND (MAT 295 and MAT 296).

ECN 510 Special Topics in Economics 
Various special topics of economics issues offered as available.
PREREQ: (ECN 301 or ECN 311) Repeatable 5 times, 18 credits maximum

ECN 521 Economic Statistics  
Statistical methods applied to economics. Conventional descriptive statistics, conceptual and measurement problems peculiar to economics. Analytical statistics, including time-series analysis, elementary theory of probability and statistical inference, correlation and regression analysis. Nonparametric methods. This course is not suitable for students who have taken six credits of statistics to fulfill their quantitative skills requirement. Quantitative skill requirements of liberal arts core is recommended.
PREREQ: (ECN 101 and ECN 102) OR (ECN 101 and ECN 203) AND (MAT 295 AND 296).

ECN 522 Econometric Methods  
Statistical procedures. Problems of estimating parameters in regression models of economic behavior.
PREREQ: (ECN 302 and ECN 521) AND (ECN 301 or ECN 311)

ECN 566 International Macroeconomics and Finance 
Monetary, fiscal, and regulatory consequences of mushrooming international financial markets including equities, bonds and other securities, commodity and options contracts, and bank deposits and loans.
PREREQ: ECN 302

ECN 600 Selected Topics  
Exploration of a topic (to be determined) not covered by the standard curriculum, but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester.

ECN 601 Survey MicroeconomicTheory 
Microeconomics. For graduates with little recent work in economics.

ECN 602 Survey MacroeconomicTheory 
Macroeconomics. For graduates with little recent work in economics.

ECN 610 Special Topics in Economics 3 IR
Various special topics of economics issues offered as available.
PREREQ: ECN 601 Repeatable 5 times, 18 credits maximum 

ECN 611 Microeconomics I 
General equilibrium theory
PREREQ: ECN 605

ECN 612 Microeconomics II  
Game theory and applies microeconomic theory.
PREREQ: ECN 611

ECN 613 Macroeconomics I  
Aggregate economic analysis. Emphasizes macroeconomic models and main currents in contemporary macroeconomic thought.

ECN 614 Macroeconomics II  
Advanced topics and recent developments in macroeconomics. Inflation theory, monetary theory, open economies, rational expectations, and current controversies.
PREREQ: ECN 613

ECN 621 Econometrics I  
Mathematical formulation of economic models. Statistical problems of estimating parameters in regression analysis.
PREREQ: ECN 605 AND ECN 620

ECN 622 Econometrics II  
Estimation problems and techniques in more complex economic models.
PREREQ: ECN 621

ECN 631 Public Finance  
Economics of expenditure and taxation decisions of U.S. federal government. Public choice, economics of transfer payments to individuals, personal and corporate income taxation, and economics of social security program. For Master's candidates.

ECN 635 State and Local Government Finance  
Crosslisted with: PAI 735
Expenditures and revenues of state and local governments. Fiscal aspects of intergovernmental relations.
PREREQ: ECN 601

ECN 661 Economics of Development 
Crosslisted with: PAI 757
Economic development in international settings. Labor and employment, population, education, health and nutrition. Why some countries have rapid economic development, and others low growth and pervasive poverty.
PREREQ: PAI 723

ECN 665 International Economics 
Balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, international trade theory, tariffs, quotas adjustment mechanisms, and exchange controls.

ECN 681 Money, Banking & Monetary Policy
Financial instruments and structure, banking organization and regulation. Money supply determination control and policy. The Federal Reserve: structure and policy instruments. Master's or doctoral candidates only.
PREREQ: ECN 602

ECN 997 Master's Thesis 0-6