Term: Spring 2022
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.
Study of individual economic units with particular emphasis on market interactions among firms and households.
An examination of the dimensions, causes and consequences of the international flows of goods and services (trade), people (migration), and financial capital.
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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Commercial and central banking with special attention given to the Federal Reserve system, monetary theory, and policy. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.
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.
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.
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.
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012.
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.
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.
Topics on the evolution of economic systems and ideas. Includes a substantial writing component. Prerequisites: EC 170 or STAT 141; EC 171; EC 172.
Topics such as national economic policies, income, wealth and welfare, financial markets and the macroeconomy, central banking, and other issues concerning macroeconomics and money. Includes a substantial writing component. Prerequisites: EC 170 or STAT 141; EC 171; EC 172.
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. Includes a substantial writing component. Prerequisites: EC 170 or STAT 141; EC 171; EC 172.
Examination of major contemporary research topics in economics. Prerequisite: EC 200
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.