Courses and Perspectives

Areas of Studies within Economics: The applied areas offered in the department cover a wide range of subjects, including comparative economic systems, economic development, economic history, corporate governance, corporate finance,  environmental economics, game theory, health economics, history of economic thought, industrial organization, international economics, labor economics, money and banking, and public finance

Introductory Courses (100 level): Students typically begin their study of economics with Introduction to Economics (110). Students should consult the department chair before selecting courses if they received a 4 or 5 on one or both of the advanced placement exams in economics, took "A-levels," or took the International Baccalaureate in economics.

Core Courses (200 level): The department offers core courses at the 200 level that examine intensively the theoretical tools used in professional economic research. Students can choose from a wide array of courses that apply economic theory to particular areas, drawing and building on the concepts and analytical tools developed in the introductory course.

Seminars (300 level): Most 300-level courses are applied courses as well, but the level of analytical sophistication is higher, and students are expected to write substantial analytical research papers.

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Learn about antitrust law and how manufacturing firms operate in different types of market structures within existing legal frameworks.
A broader historical perspective within which to compare and evaluate modern micro and macro economics
The future of Jobs
Through Analysis and hands-on activities, we study the impact of globalization and robotization on the future of jobs in the Global North and South.
Econ 314: Learn to take a well-reasoned position in the key debates on globalization and development and articulate policy recommendations
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Most economists argue for free trade for all, but the road is often marked by political agenda, power inequalities, and human rights struggles.
Professor of Economics Jens Christiansen and students debate whether the G-20 will be driving force in resolving global challenges
Professor Christiansen and students debate whether the G-20 will drive the resolving major global challenges
Fred Moseley, Professor of Economics
"Economists don’t have all the answers and there is still important work to be done."