Economics

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Course NumberCourse NameDescriptionCredit Hours
ECON6013 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. 3 ch
ECON6023 Topics in Macroeconomics (A) Examines neoclassical, Keynes and Keynesian models, and static, dynamic, equilibrium and disequilibrium models. 3 ch
ECON6285 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. 3 ch
ECON6515 Regional Economics Examines the history and evolution of location theory from the standpoint of individual producers in urban centres. 3 ch
ECON6565 Economic Geography This course provides and introduction to economic geography. The course explores processes driving spatial patterns of economic activity at the global, national, regional and local scales. Topic areas include economic globalization, spatial distribution of industrial sectors, multinational corporations, international trade, and regional economic development. The course looks at historical and contemporary shifts in economic activity in the upper-income as well as low and middle income countries. 3 ch
ECON6616 International Money and Finance: Theory and Policy This course covers topics in open economy macroeconomics. It will help students to become critical readers of popular and ongoing debates about the global economy. Topics include international capital flows; exchange rate regimes; theories of speculative attacks and currency crises; causes and consequences of financial cirses; predictions of financial crises; stabilization and adjustment; debt crises; international monetary integration; and scope and functions of international monetary agencies.Prerequisites: ECON 3013 and ECON 3023 or equivalent courses. 3 ch
ECON6625 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. 3 ch
ECON6645 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. 3 ch
ECON6755 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. 3 ch
ECON6805 Transportation Econoimcs 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. 3 ch
ECON6815 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.
ECON6825 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. 3 ch
ECON6989 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.
ECON6996 Master's Report cr
ECON6999 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.