Course Description

Legend: A - annually; O - occasionally

6013 - Topics in Microeconomic Theory (A)

Considers the advanced theory of production and consumer demand, expected utility theory, theory of the market, elements of game theory, general equilibrium and welfare.

6023 - Topics in Macroeconomics (A)

Examines neoclassical, Keynes and Keynesian models, and static, dynamic, equilibrium and disequilibrium models.

6285 - Public Policy Research (A)

This course provides practical experience in public policy analysis through supervised research. Students will complete research projects assigned by the instructor. These projects are policy-oriented and are chosen in consultation with sponsoring agencies. A formal presentation of the results is required at the end of the course.

6515 - General Regional Economic Theory (O)

Examines the history and evolution of location theory from the standpoint of individual producers in urban centres.

6625 - Econometrics II (A)

Emphasis  is on theory and estimation methods of modern econometrics. Review of matrix algebra, review of statistics, the classical linear regression model. OLS estimator, inference and prediction, specification, heteroscedasticity, serial correlation, simultaneous equations, estimation frameworks and maximum likelihood estimation.

6645 - Applied Econometrics (A)

Review of single equation and simultaneous equation methods. Time-series analysis, model building and forecasting. Monte Carlo simulations. Emphasis is in application using software packages.

6724 - Economics of Human Resources (O)

Attention given to the economics of the education process, the theory and implications of innovation, the effects of education and technological change on the distribution of income, and the role of education and technological change in economic growth.

6755 - Environmental Economics II (A)

This course applies economic theory to real-world environmental issues. The theory of environmental externalities is first explored. then various applications are introduced such as environmental valuation techniques, computable general equilibrium modeling, and environmental accounting procedures. Such environmental issues as deforestation, urban air pollution, and water pollution will be covered.

6805 - Transportation Economics I (A)

This course focuses on basic tools of economic analysis to determine demand and supply in transportation markets. Considerable attention is devoted to the derivation of market and aggregage demand for transportation services as well as to cost functions as determinants of supply of transportation services. Efficient pricing of transportation services is analyzed. Investment criteria are reviewed to determine the efficient pricing. Market failures and imperfections of transportation are examined.

6815 - Health Economics (A)

This course discusses and analyses the health economics literature. A set of topics will be selected by the instructor for consideration. Likely topics will include demand theory and measurement as applied to health care markets, production and supply theory (in the context of health markets), health economic evaluation methods, managed competition approaches to health care, and public policy analysis. Other topics may be introduced in accordance with the instructor's priorities, the specific interests of the students.

6825 - Industrial Organization: Theory (A)

Covers welfare economics of competition, causes of concentration, barriers to entry, economies of large firms size, relationization of industry, theories of pricing, advertising, technological innovation, and foreign ownership. Problems are investigated from the perspective of alternative schools of thought in industrial organization.

6835 -  Industrial Organization: Policy (O)

Economics of regulation and intervention, anti-combines policy, policy issues concerning the control of mergers, monopoly, predatory pricing, collusion, resale price maintenance.

6996 - Master's Report

6989 - Topics in Economics I

Directed study/reading programs. Workshops or seminars will be held as required. Students should apply to the Department of Economics in September or January for permission to take one of these courses.

6999 - Topics in Economics II

Directed study/reading programs. Workshops or seminars will be held as required. Students should apply to the Department of Economics in September or January for permission to take one of these courses.