Economics Concentration Module

Master Global Trends in Business

Each market in the global economy has unique characteristics that make their worlds spin. This concentration module will instill you with practical knowledge and give you the opportunity to earn real experience in global economics.

Behavioral Economics
Development Economics
This survey course examines the nature of growth and causes of underdevelopment in newly industrializing and less developed economies, focusing on experiences in Asia and Pacific countries. It reviews economic theories of development and develops "stylized facts" regarding the development experience of global regions with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. The determinants of poverty and inequality are covered. Policies for promoting growth, and alleviating poverty and inequality are examined. It is oriented toward teaching practical approaches applied in understanding country development. Students will complete a few of quantitative exercises (Excel based) to link theory to data to inform policy.Combining teaching of theory with empirical analysis methods, the course aims to inform current policy debates.
This is an introductory course in the theory and practice of the econometric methods. The main components of the course deal with the economic applications of the linear multiple regression model, identification and structural estimation in simultaneous models, and analysis of economic behavior.
International Economics
This course examines various issues on trade, trade policy and open monetary economies theoretically and empirically. Specific questions to be addressed include: What gains do the nations get from trading each other according to the comparative advantage? What are the characteristics of modern trade? What are the traditional and new theories of trade policy? What is the role of World Trade Organization? How are an economy's trade and financial transactions with the rest of the world recorded in balance-of-payments accounts? Under what mechanism is an open economy's national income determined together with its trade balance? Prior knowledge on the subject is not required.
Game Theory
This is an introductory course on game theory. Game Theory is a powerful tool to understand various strategic situations between people, companies, and nations. Game theory has become fundamental to modern economic theory, both micro and macroeconomics. Students will learn how to think strategically and use the basic methods of game theory, the payoff matrix and the game tree.
This course examines the determination of the macroeconomic variables such as national income, unemployment, inflation, investment and interest rates. After a brief introduction to macroeconomic data, the course is divided into three sections. The first studies the long-run behavior of aggregate measures of the economy. The second section focuses on the determinants of economic growth. In the third section, a model is developed to characterize short-run economic fluctuations. Throughout the course, we consider macroeconomic policies and particular economic issues of current interest.
Mathematics for Business and Economics
This course is designed for Business and Economics students. Topics include the review of linear and non-linear functions and models (including cost, revenue, profit, demand and supply), solving linear and non-linear systems of equations, matrices, mathematics of finance (including simple and compound interest), as well as optimization of constraint and unconstrained functions.
This course introduces students to some of the fundamental ideas and tools of standard microeconomic theory and their applications to various business and policy issues. The topics include: demand and supply, consumer behavior, theory of the firm, markets and welfare, general equilibrium, strategic behavior, information economics, and market failures. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the concepts and models of microeconomics to real world problems.
Principles of Economics
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Statistics I
This course is a first course in applied statistics. It will familiarize you with the basics of statistical thinking, language, and techniques, thus providing you with the needed skills to address questions that have real life consequences and effects. By the end of the course, you will able to organize and summarize empirical data. This course will also teach you how to compute probabilities, making you skillful in the uses of theoretical probability distributions.
Statistics II
This course covers applied Statistics in Business and Economics highlighting the following topics: Simple Regression, Multiple Regression, and Time Series Analysis. The objective of this course is to prep students to deal with real data and real business applications through examples, case studies, and problems.