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Economics Department

Economics seeks to understand and predict human action and choice. Economic theory rests on the idea that human action is purposeful and best understood from the vantage point of a person choosing among explicitly defined alternatives. Economic theory applies principles developed from the logic of choice to the resolution of interpersonal conflicts of interest and the coordination of productive activity in a world of scarce resources. The study of economics equips students to analyze a broad range of social, political, legal, and economic phenomena and public policy. The study of market regulation, environmental protection, economic growth and development, financial markets, international trade and finance, the distribution of income, inflation, and the level of employment are the stock in trade of economics. But economists also analyze a far broader set of issues, including the nature of the family, the origins of civilizations, discrimination, crime, and the structures of law and politics. Economics provides a versatile background for postgraduate professional or academic training. Economics offers a framework for the analysis of rules of liability and property rights and thus undergirds much of the modern study of law and legal institutions. A growing number of law students find it useful to prepare for this training by majoring in economics during their tenure as undergraduates. Economics also contains the theoretical core for business, finance, accounting, and marketing and thus provides a solid foundation for postgraduate work in business administration. Many private sector job opportunities are available for economics majors in the banking industry, brokerage houses, investment banks, insurance companies, and law firms. Economics majors can work as financial analysts, risk management analysts, forecasters, or analyst staff members in litigation or merger and acquisition departments. Economics majors can also work as policy analysts for one of the Federal Reserve Banks as well as various government agencies at the federal, state, or local level.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Hashem Dezhbakhsh
P2399342
Professor

Education

  • PhD, Ohio State University, 1989

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • applied microeconomics
  • applied econometrics
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Hugo Mialon
P9057908
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, McGill University, 1999
  • MS, University of Texas, 2001
  • PhD, University of Texas, 2004

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • law and economics
  • industrial organization
Core Faculty
Maria Arbatskaya
P6137533
Associate Professor

Education

  • Diploma, Moscow State University, 1993
  • MA, New Economic School, 1995
  • PhD, Indiana University, 1999

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • industrial organization
  • applied microeconomics
Shomu Banerjee
P0153896
Senior Lecturer

Education

  • PhD, University of Minnesota, 1992

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • industrial organization
  • economic theory and experimental economics
Gregory Berns
P1051304
Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of California, Davis, 1990
  • MD, University of California, San Diego, 1994

Departments

  • Economics, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty
C Monica Capra
P1805634
Associate Professor

Education

  • Other, Pearson College, 1989
  • BA, Franklin and Marshall College, 1992
  • PhD, University of Virginia, 1999

Departments

  • Economics, Core Faculty
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Core Faculty
  • Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, Associated Faculty

Academic Interests

  • experimental economics
  • development
Leonard Carlson
P0644784
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1969
  • MA, Stanford University, 1971
  • PhD, Stanford University, 1977

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • economic history
  • labor economics
Kaiji Chen
P2042361
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Southern California, 2005
  • MA, Fudan University, China, 2000
  • BA, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, China, 1997

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty
Christopher Curran
P4309835
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Rice University, 1967
  • MS, Purdue University, 1969
  • PhD, Purdue University, 1972

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • mathematical economics
  • law and economics
Hashem Dezhbakhsh
P2399342
Professor

Education

  • PhD, Ohio State University, 1989

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • applied microeconomics
  • applied econometrics
Andrew Francis
P7575393
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Northwestern University, 2000
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 2006

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • social economics
  • political economy
David Jacho-Chavez
P1776354
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2006
  • MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2001
  • BSc, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2000

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty
Junghoon Lee
P9491841
Assistant Professor

Education

  • PhD, University of Chicago, 2012
  • MA, Seoul National University, Seoul, 2004
  • BS, Seoul National University, Seoul, 1999

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty
Esfandiar Maasoumi
P7169257
Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor

Education

  • BA, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 2000
  • MA, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2002
  • MA, University of Houston, 2004
  • PhD, University of Houston, 2007

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty
Sara Markowitz
P8448341
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Rutgers University, 1993
  • MA, City University of New York, 1998
  • PhD, The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, 1998

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty
Hugo Mialon
P9057908
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, McGill University, 1999
  • MS, University of Texas, 2001
  • PhD, University of Texas, 2004

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • law and economics
  • industrial organization
Sue Mialon
P7338089
Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Texas at Austin, 2002
  • MS, University of Texas at Austin, 1999
  • MA, Korea University, Seoul, 1996
  • BA, Korea University, Seoul, 1992

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty
Elena Pesavento
P9644704
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Padova, 1993
  • PhD, University of California, San Diego, 2000

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty

Academic Interest

  • econometric theory and applications
Paul Rubin
P4909640
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor

Education

  • BA, University of Cincinnati, 1963
  • PhD, Purdue University, 1970

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • law and economics
  • public choice
Tao Zha
P8323097
Professor

Education

  • Ph.D, University of Minnesota, 1992
  • MA, Washington State University, 1988
  • MA, Southwestern University of Economics and Finance (China), 1985
  • BS, Chengdu University of Technology (China), 1982

Department

  • Economics, Core Faculty

Courses

Economics 100-Level Courses
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: none. Introduction to the theory of markets, including consumer and producer choice and how they interact to determine prices and resource allocations. Applications include price controls, production, market structures, environmental economics, governmental regulation of the economy, labor and capital markets, and international exchange.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 101. Covers current debates on the workings of the aggregate economy, including unemployment, inflation, economic growth, the national debt, financial markets, money and the banking system, and international trade.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 190: Freshman Seminar:Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Open only to students with freshman standing. Topics and prerequisites vary; consult the Course Atlas.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Economics 200-Level Courses
ECON 201: Intermediate Microeconomics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 101 and Mathematics 111 or 119. Theories of the household and of the business firm and their implications for the demand and supply of final products and productive factors and for the distribution of income.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
ECON 212: Intermediate Macroeconomics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 101, 112, and Mathematics 111 or 119. Determination of national income, employment, and the price level; business fluctuations; and international monetary issues.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
ECON 215: Stocks,Bonds&Financl Markets
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 101. Introduction to the role of various financial markets in an economy. Topics include the stock market, bonds, futures, options, and other derivative assets.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 220: Intro To Statistical Methods
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
MQR
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 101 and Mathematics 111 or consent of the instructor. Methods of collection, classification, analysis, and interpretation of economic data; measures of central tendency and dispersion; probability; estimation; hypothesis testing; regression analysis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Additional Course Plus Component
Not Applicable
ECON 221: Empirical Methods In Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
MQR
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 220. An introduction to empirical tools and software used in the development and testing of economic models. Emphasis is on the application of these tools to policy issues.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 231: Intro To Global Trade & Fin
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 101. An introduction to international trade, capital flows, and finance. Topics include the impact of public policy decisions concerning protectionism, balance of payments, and foreign exchange markets on economic activities.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 290: Sophomore Seminar:Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Scheduled as needed. Variable credit; maximum credit, eight hours. Prerequisites: Economics 101 and/or 112 or consent of the instructor. An introduction to selected topics in economics. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Economics 300-Level Courses
ECON 302: Development Of Economic Thought
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 101 and 112, or consent of the instructor. Development of economic doctrine and economic analysis from the mercantilism to the modern period; emphasis placed upon writers whose ideas dominated the outlook of their times or exercised a major influence on the development of economic analysis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 305: Economics of Life
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Applies microeconomic theory to both market and non-market phenomena, including crime, sports, family, and sexuality. Explores facts and trends, theoretical and empirical studies, and the role of public policy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 305W: Economics of Life
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Applies microeconomic theory to both market and non-market phenomena, including crime, sports, family, and sexuality. Explores facts and trends, theoretical and empirical studies, and the role of public policy. (May be taught as a post-freshman writing requirement)

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 309: Contemporary Economic Issues
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Economic analysis and public policy. Discussion of selected issues such as the economics of discrimination, environment, medical care, cultural arts, education, and social responsibility of business.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 309W: Contemporary Economic Issues
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Economic analysis and public policy. Discussion of selected issues such as the economics of discrimination, environment, medical care, cultural arts, education, and social responsibility of business.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 310: Experimental Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course covers the new and growing field of experimental economics. The term experimental economics refers to the use of the laboratory for the purpose of studying specific research questions in economics. Experiments in economics are similar in spirit to those in psychology, physics, chemistry, or biology.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 315: Economics and Psychology
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course is intended to provide an introduction to the application of psychological insights into economic models of behavior. This course will discuss the limitations of traditional economic models and will present models that are psychologically more realistic.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 330: Collective Bargaining and Public Policy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 101. Contemporary public policy toward collective bargaining. The process of collective bargaining and administration of labor agreements, including organizing, grievance procedures, and arbitration.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 341: Business & Government
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 101 and 112, or consent of the instructor. Government implementation, regulation, and control of business enterprises, excluding banks and insurance companies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 351: Topics:Non-US Economic History
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 351: Topics:Non-US Economic History
Course Description

Topics related to economic change outside the United States or in which the U.S. is only one area of comparison. Slave trade, global economies, economic thought, colonialism, or comparative economic systems.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 351W: Topics:Non-US Economic History
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 351W: Topics:Non-US Economic History
Course Description

Topics related to economic change outside the United States or in which the U.S. is only one area of comparison. Slave trade, global economies, economic thought, colonialism, or comparative economic systems.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 352: European Economic History II
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 352: European Economic History II
Course Description

Economic development in the nineteenth century and the spread of a world economy; economic consequences of the world wars; economic aspects of socialism and fascism; and economic nationalism and internationalism in the twentieth century.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 355: Politcl Economy:American South
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 355: Politcl Economy:American South
Course Description

Economic history of the American South from the colonial era to the present. Topics include the development of the antebellum economy, Reconstruction, and the twentieth-century resurgence of the Southern economy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 355: Politcl Economy:American South
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 355W: Politcl Economy:American South
Course Description

Economic history of the American South from the colonial era to the present. Topics include the development of the antebellum economy, Reconstruction, and the twentieth-century resurgence of the Southern economy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 356: Devlpmnt Of Mod U.S. Economy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 356: Devlpmnt Of Mod U.S. Economy
Course Description

Examines the post-1800 development of industrial America. Topics covered include the rise of manufacturing, banking, the labor movement, agriculture, and foreign trade. Special attention is paid to the role of the government sector in the economy.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 360: International Economy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 361: Comparative Economics Systems
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Comparative analysis of alternative economics systems as practiced by various countries, with close attention to the mechanisms

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 362: Economic Development
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 101 and 112. Introduction to theory of economic growth. The nature of economic development; factors influencing capital formation and technological advance; role of government in promoting development; relationship of international trade to growth; international economic policies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 364: Latin American Economies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Analysis of the evolution of economic development and underdevelopment in Latin America; and application of development paradigms to country-specific examples.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 365: Environmental Economics And Policy
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 101. Introduction to the economics of natural resources and the environment. The course will focus on major resource and environmental problems and their economic solutions.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 366: Development Issues for Africa
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 366: Development Issues for Africa
Course Description

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore issues in economic development viewed from the perspective of sub-Saharan Africa from the impact of slavery and colonialism to the modern era of globalization.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 366W: Development Issues for Africa
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
AFS 366W: Development Issues for Africa
Course Description

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore issues in economic development viewed from the perspective of sub-Saharan Africa from the impact of slavery and colonialism to the modern era of globalization.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 371: Health Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to the application of the theories and principles of microeconomics to issues in health care. Increase understanding of microeconomic theory and the basic structure of health care delivery and health care financing in the United States and other countries.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 372: Health Policy and Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course exams the role of the government in health and health insurance. We will examine the theoretical reasons for government intervention in health and health insurance, the related empirical evidence, how government has intervened, and the effects.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 372W: Health Policy and Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course exams the role of the government in health and health insurance. We will examine the theoretical reasons for government intervention in health and health insurance, the related empirical evidence, how government has intervened, and the effects.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 385: Topics in Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected topics in Economics. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 385W: Topics in Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Selected topics in Economics. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 390: Junior Seminar:Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An in-depth examination of selected topics in economics. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 390W: Junior Seminar:Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An in-depth examination of selected topics in economics. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 394: Washington Economic Policy Semester
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 16
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Credit, up to sixteen semester hours. Prerequisite: nomination by department. Intensive examination of the policy making process in Washington, particularly as it relates to economic policy. Students must apply early in the semester preceding the one in which they intend to participate.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
Scheduled Related Component
Community engaged learning
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
300 - 340
ECON 397R: Directed Reading In Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Up to three semester hours credit. Prerequisites: Economics 101 and 112 or consent of the instructor. For approval, a topic must be selected that is not included in a course to be offered before the student would normally graduate; a faculty adviser from among the full-time faculty must agree to supervise the study program, and a written description of the program must be submitted to and approved by the director of undergraduate studies in the semester preceding the one in which the student intends to participate.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Economics 400-Level Courses
ECON 400: Managerial Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 201 and 212 or equivalent. Applies economic analysis and methods to business problems, using elementary level linear programming, input/output analysis, and game theory. Traditional topics in managerial economics, such as cost and demand analysis, capital budgeting, and cost-benefit analysis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 405: Industrial Organization
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 201: Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 220: Intro To Statistical Methods
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 201 and either Economics 220 or consent of the instructor. The competitiveness of markets related to observable firm and product characteristics. Market competition related to measures of performance, such as profitability, R&D spending, advertising, and growth. Applications to antitrust law.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 410: Topics In Macroeconomics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 201 and 212. The course covers the microeconomic foundations of macroeconomics, the theoretical and empirical analysis of general equilibrium, and optimal monetary and fiscal policies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 410W: Topics In Macroeconomics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 201 and 212. The course covers the microeconomic foundations of macroeconomics, the theoretical and empirical analysis of general equilibrium, and optimal monetary and fiscal policies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 411: Money & Banking
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 201: Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 212: Intermediate Macroeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Economics of money, credit, and banking with emphasis on factors influencing the quantity of money and effects on employment, output, and prices. Economic analysis of financial markets, financial institutions, monetary policy, and inflation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 411W: Money & Banking
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 201: Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 212: Intermediate Macroeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Economics of money, credit, and banking with emphasis on factors influencing the quantity of money and effects on employment, output, and prices. Economic analysis of financial markets, financial institutions, monetary policy, and inflation.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 420: Econometrics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
MQR
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 101, 112, and 220, or consent of the instructor. Introduction to construction and testing of econometric models; analysis and critique of general linear regression model; simultaneous equations models; computer program for regression analysis; applications.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 421: Microeconometrics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 420: Econometrics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Various methodological extensions of the simple linear regression model are covered. These are geared to address discreteness, nonlinearities, heterogeneity, natural experiments, and repeated sampling usually found in microeconomic data.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 422: Economic Forecasting
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
MQR
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Beginning Fall 2014, ECON 420 will be a pre-requisite to this course
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
ECON 220: Intro To Statistical Methods
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to Economics Forecasting and Time Series Analysis. The course will cover specifications and estimation of ARMA models, seasonality, non-stationarity, unit roots and forecast evaluations. Empirical applications are used throughout the course.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 422W: Economic Forecasting
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
MQRW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
Beginning Fall 2014, ECON 420 will be a pre-requisite to this course
ECON 101: Principles Of Microeconomics
ECON 112: Principles Of Macroeconomics
ECON 220: Intro To Statistical Methods
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

An introduction to Economics Forecasting and Time Series Analysis. The course will cover specifications and estimation of ARMA models, seasonality, non-stationarity, unit roots and forecast evaluations. Empirical applications are used throughout the course.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 425: Mathematical Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
MQR
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 201: Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 212: Intermediate Macroeconomics
MATH 211: Adv Calculus (Multivariable)
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
MATH 425: Mathematical Economics
Course Description

Introduction to the use of calculus in economic analysis; comparative static problem and optimization theory; consideration of the mathematical techniques used in game theory.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
ECON 430: Economics Of Labor Markets
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 201. Describes and analyzes the functioning of labor markets, the supply and demand for labor, and the determination of wages and employment. The effects of unions, institutions, and discrimination on labor markets are also considered.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 431: International Trade
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 201. Theory of comparative advantage; the impact of trade on welfare and income distribution; economic analysis of trade barriers; and the analysis of international movement of labor and capital.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 432: International Finance
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 201 and 212. Analysis of the international financial system and its effect on macroeconomic policies. Determination of exchange rates and their impact on the trade balance. International monetary institutions and proposals for reform.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 434: Public Finance
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 112 and 201, or consent of the instructor. Principles of government finance at the national, state, and local levels. Effects of taxes, public debt policy, and government expenditures on both individual citizens and the economy as a whole.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 440: Economics Of Regulation
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 201. Economic rationale of regulation. Traditional regulation of monopoly and recent advances in regulatory techniques. Regulation of structurally competitive industries and occupations. Environmental, safety, and health regulation. Current issues in regulation-protectionism, rent-seeking, deregulation, and cost-benefit analysis.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 442: Law And Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 201. Economic analysis of property rights, contracts, torts, and other aspects of the legal system. Legal rules will be viewed as mechanisms for allocating resources, and the efficiency of alternative legal rules is analyzed.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 443: Public Choice
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 201: Intermediate Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Economic analysis of political decision making and collective action. Surveys theories of aggregating individual preferences through various property-rights and organizational structures to produce collective-choice equilibria and disequilibria, rent seeking; and constitutional construction.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 443W: Public Choice
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 201: Intermediate Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Economic analysis of political decision making and collective action. Surveys theories of aggregating individual preferences through various property-rights and organizational structures to produce collective-choice equilibria and disequilibria, rent seeking; and constitutional construction.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 445: Urban Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 201: Intermediate Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Economic analysis of the urban environment covering such topics as the theories of location, land use, housing, segregation, transportation, local government, and poverty.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 445W: Urban Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 201: Intermediate Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Economic analysis of the urban environment covering such topics as the theories of location, land use, housing, segregation, transportation, local government, and poverty.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 446: Housing And Mortgage Markets
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 201 or consent of the instructor. The spatial structure of urban real estate and housing markets; government housing and land-use controls; problems of urban transportation and environmental quality; local taxation and public expenditure.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 449: Economics Internship
General Information
Credit Hours
2
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 201 or 212 and Economics 220. Two credit hours usually taken on an S/U basis. Open to economics majors and minors only; permission required. Majors need to obtain permission from their economics advisers. Economics minors obtain permission from the director of undergraduate studies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Experiential
Weekly Contact Minutes
300
ECON 455: Grant Writing: Theory & Practice
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Econ 201, 212 and 420 or 422. The objective of the course is to introduce the students to the elements of grant writing both in theory and practice. Selection of topic, matching topics with funding, searching funding for research topics are emphasized. Students complete draft proposals possibly resulting in grant proposals.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 464: Regional Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 201 or consent of the instructor. Principles of location theory, including land as a factor of production, transfer costs, and areal markets and supply sources; measurement of regional economic activity; regional economic fluctuations; regional economic growth; and regional problems.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 465: Resource And Environmental Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics 201 or consent of the instructor. This course develops the theory of resource and environmental economics and applies it to analyze real-world policy issues. It covers the economics of exhaustible and renewable resources and discusses how economic approaches can be used to control externalities and pollution.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 481: Neuroeconomics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
SNT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
NBB 481: Neuroeconomics
Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of neuroeconomics. Upon completion of the course, students will have a basic understanding of the tools used to study the neurobiology of decision making.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 485: Advanced Topics in Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 201: Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 212: Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 220: Intro To Statistical Methods
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Advanced topics in Economics. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 485W: Advanced Topics in Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 201: Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 212: Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 220: Intro To Statistical Methods
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Advanced topics in Economics. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 487: Game Theory & Econ. Activity
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
ECON 201: Intermediate Microeconomics
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

This course develops a conceptual framework for understanding games played in business and in life. The ultimate goal of this course is to enhance the students¿ ability to think strategically in interactive situations.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 490R: Advanced Seminar:Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisite: Economics majors who have completed all specifically required courses for the major, or consent of the instructor. Preparation of exercises and reports based on current problems of economic policy; requires use of interpretation and analysis previously acquired in other economics and allied courses. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
ECON 495A: Honors Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

By invitation only. (Economics 201, 212, and 220 recommended). For seniors majoring in economics who have exhibited exceptional interest and competence in their field. Significant economic issues selected by the department each year and not covered in the regular curriculum; topics in theory, including areas of controversy; significant books; faculty research topics.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
200
ECON 495BW: Honors Research
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 8
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
WRT
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

By invitation only. Preparation of honors research project under supervision of faculty member. Students meet periodically to discuss their projects with other honors candidates and faculty members.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Independent Honors research
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Scheduled Related Component
Recitation or discussion section
Weekly Contact Minutes in Related Component
50 - 90
Writing Requirement
Yes
ECON 496R: Tutorial In Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 201 or 212. Directed, intensive study using intermediate theory on a topic not covered in a course to be offered before a student would normally graduate. Students must receive departmental permission from the director of undergraduate studies in the semester preceding the one in which the student intends to participate.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
ECON 496RW: Tutorial In Economics
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Prerequisites: Economics 201 or 212. Directed, intensive study using intermediate theory on a topic not covered in a course to be offered before a student would normally graduate. Students must receive departmental permission from the director of undergraduate studies in the semester preceding the one in which the student intends to participate.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes

Honors Program

The Honors Program is available to outstanding students in Economics, Economics/Mathematics, and Economics/History. Students with a cumulative average of 3.50 (for all courses taken at Emory) at the end of their third year may be invited to participate. The number of students admitted to the Honors Program is determined by the Economics Department's capacity for advising honors theses, so a 3.5+ GPA does not automatically lead to admission into the program. (Note that in recent years, typical GPA of invitees has exceeded 3.75.)

Administered by the Emory College Honors Committee, this program enables students to do intensive work in a chosen area and, therefore, involves work that extends beyond ordinary course requirements and standards of performance. Students must complete Economics 201, 212, and 220 previous to entering the Honors program (i.e., previous to the Fall Semester of their senior year). Students enrolled in the Honors program must complete either Economics 420 or Economics 422 by the end of the Fall semester of their senior year. Preference will be given to students who have completed Economics 420 or 422 by the end of their third year. Students enrolled in the Honors program must complete Economics 495A during the Fall Semester of their senior year and may enroll in Economics 495B during the Spring Semester of their senior year.

An examination covering the honors work, including the thesis and allied fields, is given upon completion of the program. One examiner must be chosen from outside the department. Examiners recommend the degree of honors (honors, high honors, highest honors) to the Honors Committee. Honors (cum laude) represents satisfactory completion of the program, together with an overall average of 3.50. High Honors (magna cum laude) represents completion of the program with outstanding performance, including an overall average of 3.50 and a thesis of quality sufficient for oral presentation to scholars in the candidate's field. Highest Honors (summa cum laude) represents completion of the program with exceptional performance, including an overall average of 3.50 and a thesis of a quality suitable for submission for publication.

A student may complete Honors in the joint Mathematics/Economics major by completing the requirements for Honors either in the Mathematics Department or in the Economics Department. Participation in the Honors Program in both departments is by invitation only. The student's Honors committee must include at least one faculty member from the Economics Department, one faculty member from the Mathematics Department, and one faculty department from a department other than either the Economics or the Mathematics Departments. 

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.

Study Abroad

Department of Economics Rules for Studying Abroad

- Since the economics department is responsible for students who are economics majors, it is recommended that you declare your major before you start the studying abroad process.

- No class will be approved to be the equivalent to the Principles of Economics (Econ 101 and 112), Intermediate Micro (Econ 201), Intermediate Macro (Econ 212), Introduction to Statistics (Econ 220), and any of the empirical courses (Econ 221, 420, or 422).  Most course equivalences received are for 200 or 300 level courses that complete the elective requirements for the major.  Exceptions are made for yearlong programs at the London School of Economics.- Given the rules for the department on core classes, it is recommended that you take Economics 101, 112, 20, 212 and 220 before going abroad.  If you have not taken those classes and you are going abroad for one semester, plan on taking an extra semester to graduate.

- It is strongly recommended that you have more classes approved than you intend to take, before leaving Emory.  Once abroad, you may find the class you wanted is not being offered, is full or you don't have the necessary prerequisites.  You may need these extra approved classes as replacements.  Email communication may be difficult or delayed.

- Use the time abroad to fulfill your GERS and learn about the country you are visiting. 

- A maximum of two classes will be approved toward the major although it is strongly recommended that you do not take more than one economics class while abroad. 

 - Allow plenty of time for the application process.  Approval for courses on TABLE B of the  "Study Abroad Academic Course Plan" application may take a few days.

 Procedures for Study Abroad

- Review the information on the Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA)website  

 - If you are applying during Fall and/or Spring semester, choose "Semester Programs" and then "Getting Started."  For Summer semester, choose "Summer Programs."  Much of the information you will need is included on this site.  For further information about particular programs, please see the CIPA advisors located in the Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA) in Trimble Hall, 637 Asbury Circle.

 - Most but not all programs require two applications.  After meeting with your CIPA advisor you should know which application process to use. 

- The first application is a print application "Study Abroad Academic Course Plan" available here. This form requires your academic advisor's signature.  You must complete TABLE A before having the advisor sign the form.  Courses for TABLE A can be found in the "blanket approval list" here.  

- If any courses are listed in TABLE B, they must be approved by:

Dr. Elena Pesavento, Study Abroad Advisor for the Economics Department
Office: 326 Rich Building
Email:  epesave @ emory.edu
Telephone:  404-712-9297

- In TABLE B, list the courses you anticipate taking overseas that do NOT appear in the Blanket-Approved Database. You then take a copy of the course description or syllabus to Dr. Elena Pesavento.  Dr. Pesavento will review your choices and determine the Emory course equivalent and the type of credit to be earned (major, minor, GER, or elective). Dr. Pesavento can also email your CIPA advisor directly with course approvals rather than sign the Academic Course Plan sheet.

- If so advised by your CIPA advisor, complete the second application on-line.

For more information, see Study Abroad.

Internship

Internship Information

The Economics Department offers an internship course, Economics 449, which is open only to economics majors and minors.  Students are enrolled by permission only and they must have already completed Economics 201, 212, and 220.  The course carries two credit hours taken on an S/U basis and it will not count toward the 10 courses you need to satisfy the majors requirements.  The Economics department internship can be taken during the fall, spring or summer semester.

To register for the course, which is by permission only, the students are required to download the registration form (click here to download the form) and talk to their faculty advisors about the internship opportunity when they schedule courses during pre-registration.  The advisor checks the prerequisites and approves the internship provided that it is compatible with the student's course of study.  In a similar fashion, minors secure permission from the Director of Undergraduate Studies.  The completed internship form must be turned into the Undergraduate Program Coordinator to register.  Once registered the student reports to the faculty in charge of the internship course.

A report discussing how the internship experience related to your economic training and in what ways it helped your professional development is to be turned in to the course faculty or the Undergraduate Program Coordinator on the last day of classes for the semester enrolled.  See the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for further details.

Students who would like to get internship credit over the summer at reduced cost should see Emory College's Summer Internship Program at: http://college.emory.edu/current/achievement/internship/. Here the students earn college credit (rather than economics credit) but at a much lower tuition cost.

This area should be used to describe any internship information that students should be aware of, specific opportunities, requirements, etc.

Awards and Honors

ODE - Omicron Delta Epsilon - is the economics honor society. ODE is dedicated to promoting excellence in economics by recognizing outstanding achievements and by encouraging professional exchange among students, faculty, and professionals in our discipline. The requirements for membership are a minimum overall grade point average of 3.25 and an average of 3.60 or higher in at least 16 credit hours of economics courses. ODE organizes several events annually including the spring induction banquet, dinners with faculty, and career-related information sessions.

Three prizes are awarded by the Department annually: (1) the Jack and Lewis Greenhut Award for excellence in economics and promise for graduate studies; (2) the Tate Whitman Award in Economics for analytic clarity, personal integrity, and leadership; and (3) the George Benston and Richard F. Muth Award for intellectual curiosity, passion, and skill in economic analysis.


 

 

Washington Economic Policy Semester

The Program

The Washington Semester involves intensive examination of the policy making process in the national government, particularly as it relates to economic policy. Topics covered include international as well as domestic economic policy. The program, administered by American University in Washington, D.C., consists of a seminar, an internship in a private or governmental agency, and courses in the curriculum of American University. The program is designed for undergraduates beyond the sophomore year who are interested in policy issues. Program offerings in economics include:

  • Economic Policy

This program gives an overview of the theoretical and practical aspects of the economic policy-making process in Washington. The seminar explores the macro- and micro-dimensions of domestic and international economic policy, such as stabilization policy and environmental economics.

  • International Business & Trade

The first part of the program explores major issues, such as foreign investment and political risk analysis, while the second part analyzes specific business opportunities in the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Pacific Rim.

  • International Environment & Development

Focusing upon global environmental preservation and sustainable development, you first study the policy-making process in Washington and then travel to Costa Rica to investigate the implementation of these policies in the field.

 The Rules
Applicants must have completed four semesters of residence at Emory before beginning the semester. Upon satisfactory completion of the Washington Semester program, students will receive up to sixteen (16) semester hours of credit. A maximum of eight (8) semester hours of credit earned may be counted toward the major requirements in economics in the form of two 300-level electives. Economics 394, Washington Economic Policy Semester, is an exception to the major requirements rule that all classes must be taken for a letter grade; it must be taken S/U. It is the policy of the College Office that all approved classes taken at other institutions cannot receive a letter grade but will receive credit hours for such course work.

The Procedure
Brochures about the different programs are available in the Undergraduate Program Coordinator's Office, 312D Rich Building, or information can be accessed on-line at www.washingtonsemester.com. Applications (available on-line) should be completed early in the semester preceding the one in which the student intends to participate in the program.  Download the application form, complete it and take it the Director of Undergraduate Studies for signature. Applicants must request an official transcript from the registrar's office to include with the application.  Once accepted into the program, students must pre-register at Emory for Economics 394, Washington Economic Policy Semester.  Five student maximum per semester.

More detailed program information and an application can be found at American University's Washington Semester web address:

www.washingtonsemester.com