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Course Schedule for ECONOMICS - Spring 2015
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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1131 ECON-101-01 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Butos,William N. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2013 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2103 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
1132 ECON-101-02 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Schneider,Arthur M. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2013 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2103 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
1133 ECON-101-03 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Schneider,Arthur M. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2013 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2103 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
1342 ECON-101-04 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Szembrot,Nichole E. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2013 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2103 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
1520 ECON-101-05 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Skouloudis,Alexander WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2013 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2103 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
2356 ECON-101-06 Basic Economic Principles 1.00 LEC Skouloudis,Alexander WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2013 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
  An introduction to modern economic analysis. A study of the principles of production and exchange, the distribution of income, money and banking, and national income analysis. Required of all majors in economics and recommended for all students planning business, legal, or public service careers. Note: Effective fall 2013 a grade of B- or better is required in order to major in Economics. (If Econ 101 is retaken a grade of B or better is required if the course was originally taken during or after fall 2013.) Students who took Econ 101 prior to fall 2103 are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 101 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 101 and either Economics 301 or Economics 302 is not allowed.
1042 ECON-103-01 Fundamentals of Accounting 1.00 LEC O'Connor,F. William W: 6:45PM-9:15PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Senior economics and coordinate majors have first choice for enrollment, then junior economics and coordinate majors, then sophomores. Senior and junior non-majors need permission of instructor.
  NOTE: Registered students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course.
  A review of accounting concepts and procedures, with particular emphasis on the reasoning behind methods of measuring and recording such items as depreciation and revenues. The implications of accounting theory and practice for the measurement of income and financial positions are investigated.
2045 ECON-109-01 Intro to Stats for Econ 1.00 LEC Grossberg,Adam J. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 or permission of instructor.
  This course is designed to familiarize students with common statistical methods used in economics. Topics will include the presentation of data, descriptive statistics, probability theory, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing. This course may be used as a substitute for Mathematics 207 Statistical Data Analysis (students may not earn Economics major credit for both Mathematics 207 and Economics 109L). This course and Mathematics 207 serve as equivalent prerequisites for Economics 318L Basic Econometrics.
2102 ECON-109-20 Workshop Stat Methods in Econ 0.25 LAB Grossberg,Adam J. TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  Students must be enrolled in ECON 109 (lecture) in order to enroll in the workshop.
  This workshop provides supplementary instruction for students enrolled in ECON 109L Statistical Methods in Economics.
2133 ECON-202-01 Cont Macroeconomic Issues 1.00 LEC Clark,Michael W. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  Is all well with modern macroeconomics? Recent events have raised many questions for macroeconomists about the way the economy works and the design of macroeconomic policy. This course examines a variety of contemporary macroeconomic issues from competing theoretical perspectives. Topics include: spending versus thrift and macroeconomic performance; the role of fiscal policy in a recession; the short and long term consequences of bailouts; and the role of money and finance in the economy.
2189 ECON-203-01 Hist of Macroeconomic Crises 1.00 LEC Stillwagon,Joshua R. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  This course provides an historical perspective on financial crises, including the most recent global crisis, Japan and Sweden’s post-real estate bubble experiences in the 1990’s, The Asian currency crises, the S&L crisis in the 1980’s, the oil crisis of the 1970’s, the Great Depression, and earlier episodes. In particular, we will focus on commonalities between the events in both their causes, and the nature of the aftermath, including issues of debt and asset prices, and the various policy responses. Supplemental reading materials will include Kindleberger’s “Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises”, Reinhart and Rogoff’s “This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly”, Shiller’s “Irrational Exuberance”, and Koo’s “The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics: Lessons from Japan’s Great Recession.”
2190 ECON-210-01 Contemporary Micro Issues 1.00 LEC He,Leshui MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  This course will study the contemporary micro issues using the tools of micro economic analysis. The course will examine important economic and social policy issues in the U.S., the role of government in designing economic policy and its impact on individuals. Topics include: investment in human capital; education, earnings and the job market discrimination; income inequality, poverty and social security; health and risky behaviors, heath care provision and the impact of insurance; environment and the problem of pollution.
2191 ECON-210-02 Contemporary Micro Issues 1.00 LEC He,Leshui MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  This course will study the contemporary micro issues using the tools of micro economic analysis. The course will examine important economic and social policy issues in the U.S., the role of government in designing economic policy and its impact on individuals. Topics include: investment in human capital; education, earnings and the job market discrimination; income inequality, poverty and social security; health and risky behaviors, heath care provision and the impact of insurance; environment and the problem of pollution.
2037 ECON-214-01 Bus & Entrepreneur Hist 1.00 LEC Gunderson,Gerald A. MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  The evolution of business structures and practices, primarily in the American experience. Changes in such aspects of management, finance, marketing, and information are considered. Special attention is given to the role of entrepreneurs and conditions which may have influenced their creative efforts. Both an analytical approach and case studies are employed.
2192 ECON-227-01 Economic Forecasting 1.00 LAB Stoica,Teodora A. MW: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 32
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101 and a C- or better in Mathematics 207 or Economics 109.
  The goal of this course is to equip students with the necessary modeling techniques to forecast economic time series. Topics such as basic linear regression, interpretation of coefficients and variables, trend and seasonality, model building and specification, and hypothesis testing will be covered, followed by an in-depth examination of model selection, in-sample and out-of-sample evaluation, combination forecasts, and various modern forecasting techniques.
1521 ECON-247-01 Intro to Policy Analysis 1.00 LEC Ahmed,Rasha M. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 101.
  This course will introduce students to the basic ingredients of policy analysis rooted in the microeconomics of externalities (social, economic, and political), public goods, common property, information failure, absence of competition, and distributional concern. This course is not open to students who have previously earned credit for Economics 306 or Economics 311.
1043 ECON-301-01 Microeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Stater,Mark E. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 (B- if taken starting F13), and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 301 and either Economics 101 or 302 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: Attention: Class of 2015 and 2016 - Only declared majors in economics are allowed to enroll in this class. If you are a junior or senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  A study of the determination of the prices of goods and productive factors in a market economy and the role of prices in the allocation of resources. Required of all majors in economics. Note: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics.
1044 ECON-301-02 Microeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Ahmed,Rasha M. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 (B- if taken starting F13), and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 301 and either Economics 101 or 302 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: Attention: Class of 2015 and 2016 - Only declared majors in economics are allowed to enroll in this class. If you are a junior or senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  A study of the determination of the prices of goods and productive factors in a market economy and the role of prices in the allocation of resources. Required of all majors in economics. Note: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics.
1536 ECON-301-03 Microeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Ahmed,Rasha M. MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 (B- if taken starting F13), and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 301 and either Economics 101 or 302 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: Attention: Class of 2015 and 2016 - Only declared majors in economics are allowed to enroll in this class. If you are a junior or senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  A study of the determination of the prices of goods and productive factors in a market economy and the role of prices in the allocation of resources. Required of all majors in economics. Note: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 301 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics.
1045 ECON-302-01 Macroeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Stoica,Teodora A. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 (B- if taken starting F13), and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 302 and either Economics 101 or 301 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: Attention: Class of 2015 and 2016 - Only declared majors in economics are allowed to enroll in this class. If you are a junior or senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  An analysis of aggregate income, output, and employment, which includes the following topics: national economic accounts; theories of consumption; investment and money; Keynesian and Classical models; the monetary-fiscal debate; inflation, unemployment and growth. Required of all majors in economics. Note: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics.
1046 ECON-302-02 Macroeconomic Theory 1.00 LEC Stoica,Teodora A. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 23
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 (B- if taken starting F13), and C- or better in one 200 level economics course or sophomore or higher class standing. Concurrent enrollment in Economics 302 and either Economics 101 or 301 is not allowed.
  NOTE: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in Economics.
  NOTE: Attention: Class of 2015 and 2016 - Only declared majors in economics are allowed to enroll in this class. If you are a junior or senior and not a declared major in economics, you will be dropped from this class.
  An analysis of aggregate income, output, and employment, which includes the following topics: national economic accounts; theories of consumption; investment and money; Keynesian and Classical models; the monetary-fiscal debate; inflation, unemployment and growth. Required of all majors in economics. Note: Students are reminded that a grade of C+ or better is required in Economics 302 (or B- if the course is retaken) in order to major in economics.
1829 ECON-304-01 Causes & Best Response Recess 1.00 LEC Stillwagon,Joshua R. WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 302.
  This course will examine the characteristics of past US and international recessions including common precipitating factors (including debt, trade deficits, and large run-ups in asset prices) and the effect on unemployment, production, investment, savings, and inflation. The inquiry will focus heavily on data. Monetary and fiscal policy responses to recessions and their effectiveness will be a core issue. Theoretical concepts such as the Phillips and Beveridge curves, and the natural rate hypothesis will be applied. The course will close with an overview of various schools of thought on the nature of the business cycle, and the optimal policy reaction including: Monetarist, Keynesian, Austrian, Minskyian/Post-Keynesian, and real business cycle theory, the structural slumps work of Phelps, and Koo’s balance sheet recession view.
1257 ECON-310-01 Money & Banking 1.00 LEC Butos,William N. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302.
  An analysis of monetary theory, institutions and policy including the nature, role and significance of money, financial markets and institutions, commercial banking and the money supply process, the Federal Reserve System, and the formulation and implementation of monetary policy, monetary theory, and related policy issues.
1955 ECON-312-01 Mathematical Economics 1.00 LEC McMillen,Stanley TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302, and a C- or better in Mathematics 126 or Mathematics 131.
  This course is designed to introduce students to the application of mathematical concepts and techniques to economic problems and economic theory.
1715 ECON-314-01 Cost-Benefit Analysis 1.00 LEC Stater,Mark E. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 and 301.
  This unit will provide participants with an introduction to the theory and practice of cost-benefit analysis (CBA). The conceptual basis of discounting and the valuation of benefits and costs will be reviewed, highlighting the links to basic economic theory. The principles of CBA will be illustrated through the analysis of contemporary cases from areas such as environmental management, health economics, government regulation, and infrastructure development. The emphasis will be on providing participants with a simple but robust analytical framework that can be applied to the evaluation of a wide range of public policy issues and private projects.
1539 ECON-316-01 International Finance 1.00 LEC Ramirez,Miguel D. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 and Economics 302.
  This course examines the major theoretical and policy issues faced by business firms, the government, and individual investors in their international financial transactions. Topics include the following: basic theories of the balance of payments, exchange rates, and the balance of trade; interest rates and interest parity; alternative exchange rate systems; and recent developments in the international money markets.
1956 ECON-318-01 Basic Econometrics with Lab 1.25 LEC Zannoni,Diane C. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 and a C- or better in Economics 109, Mathematics 207 or Mathematics 306.
  NOTE: Students must enroll in both the lecture and lab. The day and time of the lab will be scheduled to accommodate all enrolled students.
  The formulation and estimation of models; topics include a review of basic concepts and results of statistical inference, single equation regression model, functional forms, problems of estimation, and simultaneous equation models. Students must also enroll in the required lab for this course.
2090 ECON-318-20 Basic Econometrics with Lab 1.25 LAB Zannoni,Diane C. TBA TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 101 and a C- or better in Economics 109, Mathematics 207 or Mathematics 306.
  NOTE: Students must enroll in both the lecture and lab. The day and time of the lab will be scheduled to accommodate all enrolled students.
  The formulation and estimation of models; topics include a review of basic concepts and results of statistical inference, single equation regression model, functional forms, problems of estimation, and simultaneous equation models. Students must also enroll in the required lab for this course.
2134 ECON-319-01 The Modern Macroeconomy 1.00 LEC Clark,Michael W. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 302.
  This course will examine the current state of the macroeconomy in the United States and the rest of the world. Causes and consequences of recent major events (including the great moderation, the financial crisis, and the European sovereign debt crisis) will be discussed. The course will also examine new features of the economy, such as jobless recoveries and stagnation in industrialized countries, and analyze policy responses to these developments, including quantitative easing by central banks and the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Both theoretical and empirical aspects of recent macroeconomic developments will be explored.
2193 ECON-326-01 Strategies in Firms & Markets 1.00 LEC He,Leshui MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301.
  This course is organized around the topics of economics of strategies between and within firms. The course teaches students various applications of game theory against the background of firm behavior. The three major themes of the course are (1) basic principles of game theory; (2) applications of game theory within firms; and (3) empirical facts of organizations. The major topics include monitoring and incentivizing employees, trust and cooperation within groups, patent races and patent adoption, and communications within and across organizations. Coursework will include case studies, strategic interactions in class, and a final group project and presentations.
1957 ECON-328-02 Appld Ecnmetrcs:TimeSeries Ana 1.00 LEC Ramirez,Miguel D. WF: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 302 and a C- or better in Economics 318 .
  This course deals with econometric methods and problems that arise when data consists of observations on one or several variables over time. Topics include: autocorrelation, distributed lag and autoregressive models, ARIMA models, co-integration, and vector autoregressive correction models.
2267 ECON-331-46 Issues in Intntl Trade&Finance 1.00 SEM Ramirez,Miguel D. M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  NOTE: Please contact Adrienne Quinn at adrienne.quinn@trincoll.edu for a pin to this senior seminar.
  NOTE: This course fullfills part 2 of the WI requirement for ECON majors.
  This seminar examines important and recent developments in international economics. Topics include strategic trade policy and market structure; the economics of trading blocs such as the EU and NAFTA; the economic consequences of continued U.S. external deficits; globalization and inequity; exchange rates, interest rates, and volatility; speculative capital flows and exchange rate policies; and financial crises and the prospects for the EMU.
1769 ECON-331-51 Experimental Economics 1.00 SEM Schneider,Arthur M. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  NOTE: This course fullfills part 2 of the WI requirement for ECON majors.
  NOTE: Please contact the instructor for a PIN to this senior seminar.
  This seminar will introduce students to applications of experiments in economic research, focusing on many well-developed areas of laboratory-tested experiments as well as experimental methodology. We will review, discuss, and analyze some of the most influential papers written in the field of Experimental Economics and conduct classroom experiments. We will examine the motivation behind experiments, their usefulness and their limitations. This course will include topics such as experiments involving individual decision making, game theory, bargaining, trust and public choice. Finally, students will be required to develop and conduct their own experiment-based research projects.
2227 ECON-331-58 Behavioral Economics 1.00 SEM Szembrot,Nichole E. MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  NOTE: This course fullfills part 2 of the WI requirement for ECON majors.
  NOTE: Please contact the instructor for a PIN to this senior seminar.
  This seminar introduces students to behavioral economics, which is a field within economics that applies insights from psychology to improve our understanding of economic phenomena. We will discuss significant theoretical papers that advance our understanding of choice under uncertainty and inter-temporal choice and empirical work that is based on these theories. We will also discuss papers that have used other insights from psychology to study management, finance, health, education, and public policy. Throughout the course, students will read and take turns leading discussions of academic journal articles. Each student will also choose three articles from among those discussed in class or additional related articles and write summaries and evaluations of each article. The final project for the course will be a written research proposal.
2226 ECON-331-59 Drug Policy 1.00 SEM Stater,Mark E. F: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302. This course is open to senior Economics majors only.
  NOTE: This course fullfills part 2 of the WI requirement for ECON majors.
  NOTE: Please contact Adrienne Quinn at adrienne.quinn@trincoll.edu for a pin to this senior seminar.
  This course will examine U.S. policy toward narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines. The topics we study will include: current drug policies in the U.S., economic theories and empirical evidence on the determinants of drug use and how drug use affects education, labor market outcomes, and society. We will consider how the enforcement of drug prohibitions affects consumer demand and drug prices, and how it contributes to drug-related violence, property crime, and mass incarceration. We will also consider the costs and benefits of alternative policy reforms such as decriminalization, sentence reduction and modification, and legalization.
1278 ECON-399-01 Independent Study 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 or Economics 302, as appropriate.
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
1374 ECON-401-01 Ind Study in Quantitative Apps 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Economics 312 or Economics 318
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor are required for enrollment.
1484 ECON-403-01 Senior Thesis Seminar Part II 0.50 SEM Grossberg,Adam J. TBA TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  NOTE: Concurrent enrollment in ECON 499 is required.
  This seminar will address the research and thesis writing process and will include workshops on writing, data and library resources. In addition, students will be asked to present preliminary work for discussion to seminar participants, and to participate in three sets of presentations to the Department during the academic year.
1279 ECON-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment. Cannot be used for major credit.
1280 ECON-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  Prerequisite: C+ or better in Economics 301 and 302.
  NOTE: This course fulfills part two of the writing intensive (WI) requirement for the Economics major.
  Written report and formal presentation of a research project. Open to all senior majors and required of all students who wish to earn honors in Economics. A student who intends to write a thesis must locate a thesis adviser, and must submit a preliminary proposal to the thesis adviser by the last day of classes in the spring semester of the junior year. A final proposal must be submitted to the thesis adviser by final registration in the fall semester of the senior year. Submission date of the thesis is the third Thursday following Spring Recess. Seniors who undertake Economics 498-99 will be excused from Economics 331, Studies in Social Policies and Economic Research. In addition to the final proposal, submission of the special registration form available in the Registrar's Office and the approval of the instructor is required for each semester of this year-long thesis. (2 course credits are considered pending in the first semester; 2 course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)
1234 ECON-953-01 Research Project 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 100
  The graduate director, the supervisor of the project, and the department chair must approve special research project topics. Conference hours are available by appointment. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
1092 MATH-126-01 Calculus w/ Algebra & Trig 1.00 LEC Georges,John P. TR: 8:00AM-9:15AM TBA Y NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Mathematics 125.
  NOTE: Not open to students who have received credit for Mathematics 131.
  A continuation of Mathematics 125. Topics will include: the analytic geometry of lines, circles, and parabolas; functions and graphs; continuity; derivatives; and applications. Not open to students who have received credit for Mathematics 131. This course completes the sequence started in Mathematics 125. Together, Mathematics 125 and 126 combine a study of the differential calculus of functions of one variable with the necessary algebraic and trigonometric background.
1479 MATH-207-01 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Mauro,David MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: A suitable score on the Mathematics Placement Examination or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107..
  NOTE: Prerequisite: A suitable score on the Math placement exam.
  An introductory course in statistics emphasizing modern techniques of data analysis: exploratory data analysis and graphical methods; random variables, statistical distributions, and linear models; classical, robust, and nonparametric methods for estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance and introduction to modern multivariate methods. Students with a strong mathematical background are advised to take Math 207 in place of Math 107. Those who successfully complete Math 107 may take Math 207 for credit due to its increased depth of coverage and breadth of topics.
1491 MATH-207-02 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Emerick,Brooks K. MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: A suitable score on the Mathematics Placement Examination or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107..
  NOTE: Prerequisite: A suitable score on the Math placement exam.
  An introductory course in statistics emphasizing modern techniques of data analysis: exploratory data analysis and graphical methods; random variables, statistical distributions, and linear models; classical, robust, and nonparametric methods for estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance and introduction to modern multivariate methods. Students with a strong mathematical background are advised to take Math 207 in place of Math 107. Those who successfully complete Math 107 may take Math 207 for credit due to its increased depth of coverage and breadth of topics.
1807 MATH-207-03 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Mauro,David MWF: 12:00PM-12:50PM TBA NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: A suitable score on the Mathematics Placement Examination or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107..
  An introductory course in statistics emphasizing modern techniques of data analysis: exploratory data analysis and graphical methods; random variables, statistical distributions, and linear models; classical, robust, and nonparametric methods for estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance and introduction to modern multivariate methods. Students with a strong mathematical background are advised to take Math 207 in place of Math 107. Those who successfully complete Math 107 may take Math 207 for credit due to its increased depth of coverage and breadth of topics.
2314 MATH-207-04 Statistical Data Analysis 1.00 LEC Emerick,Brooks K. MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA Y NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Prerequisite: A suitable score on the Mathematics Placement Examination or a grade of C- or better in Mathematics 107..
  An introductory course in statistics emphasizing modern techniques of data analysis: exploratory data analysis and graphical methods; random variables, statistical distributions, and linear models; classical, robust, and nonparametric methods for estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of variance and introduction to modern multivariate methods. Students with a strong mathematical background are advised to take Math 207 in place of Math 107. Those who successfully complete Math 107 may take Math 207 for credit due to its increased depth of coverage and breadth of topics.