Introduction to economic concepts, institutions, and analysis, particularly as related to the economy as a whole.

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

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Exploration of a current economic issue. Topics vary and may include international trade, debts and deficits, environment, ethnicity, race and gender, and employment and work.

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

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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.

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An examination of the links between race and ethnicity and economic outcomes. Exploration of the definition of race and ethnicity, economic theories of discrimination, stereotyping, legacy impacts, affirmative action, wealth disparities, concepts of identity, and the effect of skin shade.

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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.

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An on-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 3.00

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First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

Survey of the economic history of the U.S. from colonial origins through early 20th century, emphasizing economic and institutional changes and events promoting economic growth and development. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

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Major economic systems of the world, in both theory and practice, with focus on understanding how economic systems work and how economic theory interacts with government policy, history, and culture to explain economic performance. Prerequisites: EC 011 and EC 012.

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Explores how and why new economic ideas and theories emerge historically. Includes concept of value, theories of distribution, ideas of Keynes, Schumpeter, Veblen, and Hayek. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

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

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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.

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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.

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Economic analysis of the law, including property, contracts, torts and criminal law. Covers accident and malpractice compensation, product liability, breach of contract, deterrence of crime. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

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How to locate, use, and present economic data to understand economic issues, problems, and policy, and integrate data into written and oral presentations. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

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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.

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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.

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Trade Theory, policy, and history of international trade patterns, terms of trade, protectionism, competitiveness, structural adjustment, and international aspects of microeconomics. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

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Finance Theory, policy, and history of foreign-exchange markets, balance of payments, world monetary arrangements, and international aspects of macroeconomics and capital markets. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

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The economics of work, including wage determination, unemployment, productivity, discrimination, unions, and policy issues. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

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An examination of historical and contemporary inequality between whites and blacks, focusing especially on labor, housing, and credit markets. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

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Examines how gender differences produce different economic outcomes for women and men in work, leisure, earnings, poverty. Explores effectiveness of policies to overcome gender gaps. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012. Cross-listed with: GSWS 185.

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The structure, conduct, and performance of U.S. industry and appraisal of its economic efficiency and social impact, including governmental policies. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

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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 any of: STAT 111, STAT 140, STAT 141, STAT 143.

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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.

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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.

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On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

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.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

Design, research, and writing of a thesis on an economic topic for students in the Integrated Social Sciences Program. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.

First Credits [field_credit]

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

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

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

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 3.00

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

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.

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Topics on the evolution of economic systems and ideas. Prerequisites: EC 170, EC 171, EC 172.

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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.

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Topics such as US monetary policy, central banking operations in the US, Europe, and Asia, currency boards, theory and practice of monetary unions. Prerequisites: EC 120, EC 170, EC 171, EC 172.

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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.

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Enhances understanding of the application of simulation methods to economics. Topics include problems from micro and macroeconomics; game theory and general equilibrium; cellular automata, and agent-based modeling with learning and evolution. Prerequisites: EC 170 and EC 171 and EC 172.

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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, EC 171, EC 172.

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Topics such as labor-management relations, aspects of contemporary labor markets, discrimination, economics of education, and other aspects of the economics of gender and race. Prerequisites: EC 170, EC 171, EC 172.

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Topics such as antitrust and regulation, decision making and the firm, technological change and industrial policies, and the economics of growth. Prerequisites: EC 170, EC 171, EC 172.

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Examination of major contemporary research topics in economics. Prerequisite: EC 200

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On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

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.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

First Credits 1.00 to 3.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: EC 170, EC 171, EC 172.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: EC 170, EC 171, EC 172.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: EC 170, EC 171, EC 172.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team or research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: EC 170, EC 171, EC 172.

First Credits 1.00 to 18.00