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ECON 490

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

Spring Semester information

Jarrod Hunt

490AA: Tps:Economics Macro Crises

In the late 2000s, the US economy was nearly crippled by the worst financial crisis in decades. Though the economic fallout was harsh and extensive, this was by no means the first, nor is it likely to be the last, time such a crisis has occurred. In this course, we will study the most recent financial crisis as well as several earlier episodes. While studying different types of financial crises, including banking crises, sovereign debt crises, and currency crises, a strong emphasis will be placed on the causes and consequences of each episode. Another focal point of this course will be to develop our intuition as researchers, evaluating the techniques and approaches (both empirical and theoretical) from the current and past literature with the ultimate goal of identifying potential avenues for contribution to the academic conversation.

Fall Semester information

Humberto Barreto

490AA: Tps: Econometrics with Simulation