University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

Subject: Economics

EC 011 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Introduction to economic concepts, institutions, and analysis, particularly as related to the economy as a whole. May be taught with traditional approach or with strong mathematical emphasis.

EC 012 - Principles of Microeconomics

Study of individual economic units with particular emphasis on market interactions among firms and households.

EC 040 - D2:SU:Econ of Globalization

An examination of the dimensions, causes and consequences of the international flows of goods and services (trade), people (migration), and financial capital.

EC 045 - D2: Latin American Development

The course addresses the Latin American development process from a comparative perspective, highlighting the diversity within the region and the role that culture, traditions, and political institutions played in shaping the region's path of growth.

EC 060 - Capitalism & Human Welfare

Investigates theories of growth of the capitalist economy and the historical process of the ascendance, domination, and recent relative decline of the U.S. economy.

EC 095 - Intro Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

EC 120 - Money and Banking

Commercial and central banking with special attention given to the Federal Reserve system, monetary theory, and policy. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

EC 130 - Public Policy

Revenues and expenditures of federal, state, and local governments and intergovernmental relationships; the effects of expenditures and taxation upon individuals, business institutions, and the national economy. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

EC 133 - SU:Economics Envirnmntl Policy

Investigation of the relationship of markets and government regulation to environmental quality. Alternative public policies to improve efficiency and equity will be evaluated. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

EC 138 - Game Theory

Formal analysis of strategic interactions, in which decisions are based on the possible reactions of others, with applications to business, politics, and human relationships. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

EC 140 - Economic Development

Theories of economic growth applied to developing countries of the contemporary world including the political and social determinants of economic progress. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

EC 170 - QR:Economic Methods

Introduces statistical and mathematical methods for understanding economic literature including probability distributions, data sources, statistical concepts, and simple regression, uses economic examples/applications. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012; MATH 019 or MATH 021. No credit for both EC 170 and STAT 141.

EC 171 - Macroeconomic Theory

Keynesian and other theories of the macroeconomy. Government policies in relation to the problems of employment, price stability, and growth. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012 and MATH 019 or MATH 021.

EC 172 - Microeconomic Theory

Analysis of consumer demand, supply, market price under competitive conditions and monopolistic influences, and the theory of income distribution. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012 and MATH 019 or MATH 021.

EC 193 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

EC 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

EC 200 - QR:Econometrics &Applications

A combination of economic theory, mathematics, and statistics for testing economic hypothesis and developing economic models. Conceptual development and applications. Prerequisites: EC 170, EC 171, and EC 172.

EC 202 - Economic Forecasting

Basic knowledge of how to analyze data in time series. Includes controlling for trends, seasonal components, and breakpoints. Techniques are applied to a variety of economic time series, such as inflation, stock prices, unemployment, and gross domestic product. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or EC 170; EC 171; EC 172.

EC 220 - Sem B:Macroeconomics&Finance

Topics such as national economic policies, income, wealth and welfare, financial markets and the macroeconomy, central banking, and other issues concerning macroeconomics and money. Prerequisites: EC 170, EC 171, EC 172.

EC 230 - Sem C:Microeconomics & Appl

Topics from microeconomics and fields applying it, such as game theory, health economics, environmental economics, the Vermont economy and urban and regional economy, and urban and regional economics. Prerequisites: EC 170, EC 171, EC 172.

EC 240 - Sem D:Intern'l & Dev Economics

Topics such as the economies of countries or regions, international trade agreements, international debts, deficits and structural adjustment, and aspects of development economics. Prerequisites: EC 170 or STAT 141; EC 171, EC 172.

EC 293 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.