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ECON 390

Advanced Topics in Economics and Management

A. Economics; B. Management. Detailed study of theoretical and policy aspects of such topics as inflation, resource and product pricing, management, market structure, government-business relations, financial markets and international trade. Prerequisite: varies according to the topic offered. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Varies according to the topic offered. 1/2-1 course

Fall Semester information

Ophelia Goma

390AA: Asian Economies


Winter Term information

Jeff Gropp

390AA: Tps:CFA Level 1 Study


Spring Semester information

Sianne Vijay

390AA: Tps:Economics of Crime

This course provides an overview of the core issues and recent advances in the economics of crime. Topics will include the theoretical and empirical analysis of the economic causes of criminal behavior, the social costs of crime and its prevention, and the design of enforcement policies. Prerequisite: ECON 294, ECON 350.


Jeff Gropp

390AB: Tps:CFA1: Market Instruments and Securities


Fall Semester information

Koray Sayili

390AA: Tps:Economics of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This course offers an introduction to the subjects of entrepreneurship and innovation from an economist's perspective. Throughout the semester, we will try to answer important questions such as "Who are more likely to become entrepreneurs?" "What characteristics and/or market structures help entrepreneurs survive?" "What are the financing and exit options for entrepreneurs?" During the first half of the semester, we will have lectures to analyze these issues. During the second half of the semester, we will discuss empirical articles on contemporary subjects such as female entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, the relationship between entrepreneurship and taxation/immigration/regulations. Students who enroll to this class can expect to achieve the following goals: (i) Understanding the personal and economic factors that affect the decision to become an entrepreneur, (ii) Defining a set of strategies and tactics that can help entrepreneurs become successful, (iii) Learning how entrepreneurship and innovation shape the markets and overall economy; and (iv) Using quantitative analysis on important decisions made by entrepreneurs.