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NOTE: Economics 10 or equivalent with a grade of C or better is a prerequisite to all listed courses in Economics.

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100 MICROECONOMICS: THEORY AND APPLICATION (3).
Analysis of the ways consumers and business firms interact in a market economy. Fall and spring. Staff.
101 INTERMEDIATE THEORY: PRICE AND DISTRIBUTION (3).
Prerequisites, Economics 10 and Mathematics 22 or equivalent. The determination of prices and the distribution of income in a market system. Fall and spring. Staff.
111 RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 100 or 101 or permission of the instructor. Overview of the economic theory and analytical tools involved in understanding environmental and resource problems. Focus on economic issues involved in: air and water pollution; natural environments; exhaustible resources and energy. Fall and spring. Staff.
120 LOCATION AND SPACE ECONOMY (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 100 or 101 or permission of the instructor. The course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the effects of space on economic and social activity. Fall. Staff.
122 URBAN ECONOMICS (City and Regional Planning 122) (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 100 or 101 or permission of the instructor. The course explores the urban problems facing us today: unorganized growth; disparate land uses; fiscal crisis; the ghetto; poverty; employment, housing, and transportation inadequacies; and crime. Fall or spring. Staff.
130 MONEY, THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM, AND THE ECONOMY (3).
Analysis of the role of money in the economy, its creation and management, institutional setting, policy implications, and interrelationships with other variables in determining the level of economic activity. Students may not receive credit for both Economics 130 and 132 or for both Economics 130 and 185. Fall and spring. Staff.
132 INTERMEDIATE THEORY: MONEY, INCOME, AND EMPLOYMENT (3).
An introduction to contemporary macroeconomic concepts and analysis. Topics include the level, fluctuations, and growth of national income; and monetary and fiscal policies designed to achieve economic goals. Fall and spring. Staff.
135 ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (3).
Main features of the American economy from colonial times to the present. Fall and spring. Gallman, Rhode.
137 REVISIONIST ECONOMIC HISTORY (3).
A critical evaluation of recent controversies in economic history, concentrating on methods but attending as well to the main reinterpretations offered by economics historians. Spring. Gallman.
138 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES (3).
Prerequisites, Economics 101 and 132. Students may receive credit for either Economics 135 or Economics 138 but not for both. This course parallels Economics 135 but is designed for students with a higher level of theoretical preparation. Gallman, Rhode.
140 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC FINANCE (Political Science 191) (3).
Principles and practices of the budgetary activities of American governments-federal, state, and local. Students may not receive credit for both Economics 140 and 141. Akin, Strumpf, Wilde.
141 ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC FINANCE (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 100 or 101. Application of economic analysis to the taxing and spending functions of government. Students may not receive credit for both Economics 140 and 141. Fall and spring. Akin, Strumpf, Wilde.
142 ADVANCED TOPICS IN PUBLIC FINANCE (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 140 or 141. Selected topics in taxation, public expenditures, and governmental transfer programs. Fall. Akin, Strumpf, Wilde.
145 PUBLIC POLICY TOWARD BUSINESS (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 100. Industry structure and its relation to performance; market imperfections; description and analysis of antitrust and regulation. Students may not receive credit for both Economics 145 and 147. Fall and spring. Biglaiser, Stewart.
147 INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 101. Theoretical and empirical development of structure-conduct-performance relationships in the industrial sector; description and analysis of United States industry. Students may not receive credit for both Economics 145 and 147. Biglaiser, Stewart.
148 ADVANCED TOPICS IN INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION AND SOCIAL CONTROL (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 145 or 147. Theory of market failure and its relationship to antitrust and regulatory policy; exploration of empirical literature of industrial organization; current issues in social control. Biglaiser, Stewart.
150 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH ECONOMICS (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 100 or 101. An economic analysis of the production and distribution of health care. Fall or spring. Akin, Gilleskie.
151 TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS (3).
Application of economic principles to transportation topics such as pricing and regulation, the public provision of transport services, the relationship between transport cost and location. Fall or spring. Tauchen.
158 HEALTH ECONOMICS: PROBLEMS AND POLICY (3).
Economic analysis applied to problems and public policy in health care. Fall or spring. Akin, Gilleskie.
159 HISTORY OF ECONOMIC DOCTRINES (3).
A survey of the fundamental forms of economic thought from the scholastics through Keynes. Fall or spring. Tarascio.
160 EUROPEAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 100 or 101 or permission of the instructor. Economic and political aspects of European economic integration, the EC customs union, barriers to integration, convergence versus divergence of inflation rates and income levels, enlargement of the EC. Spring. Black.
161 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 100 or 101. An introduction to international trade, the balance of payments, and related issues of foreign economic policy. Fall and spring. Black, Conway, Field.
162 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 161. Analysis and interpretation of selected problems and policy issues. Content varies, but attention is given to such topics as trade barriers, trade patterns, floating exchange rates, and international monetary policy. Black, Conway, Darity, Field.
163 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 100 or 101 or permission of the instructor. An introduction to the economic characteristics and problems of the less developed countries and to theories and policies applicable to the developing economy. Fall and spring. Conway, Darity, Field, Willis.
165 ECONOMICS OF POPULATION (3).
Analysis of economic-demographic interrelations including demographic analysis, population and economic growth and development, economic models of fertility and migration, and population policy. Fall or spring. Turchi.
166 CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: AN ECONOMIC APPROACH (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 10 or permission of the instructor. The application of economic theory and methodology to the determination of criminal behavior and the societal response to that behavior. Spring. Staff.
167 CRIME AND MICROECONOMIC DECISION MAKING (3).
Criminal victimization of business firms and public agencies. Optimizing behavior: theory and practice for private business firms and the criminal justice system. Emphasizes application of theory to real-world situations. Fall. Staff.
168 THE SOVIET ECONOMY: PLANNING AND SOCIALISM (3).
The institutional structure of the Soviet economy, its socialist character and evolution, analysis of Soviet planning practice, the Soviet growth achievement, comparative United States-Soviet performance, and current reforms. Fall or spring. Rosefielde.
170 ECONOMIC APPLICATIONS OF STATISTICAL ANALYSIS (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 70 or equivalent. Statistical methods in the construction, estimation, testing, and application of linear economic models; computer programs and interpretation of their output in empirical analysis of common economic theories. Fall or spring. Gallant, Guilkey, Herce, Murphy, Parke.
180 ECONOMICS OF THE FAMILY (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 101 or permission of the instructor. Analyzes the family with respect to the marriage market, divorce, reproductive behavior, the baby black market, intrafamily allocation of goods, time and power, labor supply, migration, and family policy. Fall, spring. Turchi.
181 TOPICS IN MICROECONOMIC THEORY (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 100 or 101. A treatment of topics in microeconomic theory not normally covered in Economics 100 or Economics 101. Friedman, Mezzetti.
182 TOPICS IN MACROECONOMIC THEORY (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 130 or 132. This course emphasizes theoretical and empirical topics such as growth, labor search, Phillips curves, stagflation, and optimal government policy. Salemi.
185 FINANCIAL MARKETS AND ECONOMIC FLUCTUATIONS (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 132. An examination of financial institutions and markets, their role in economic conditions, and the use of macroeconomic policies in affecting those conditions. Fall and spring. Froyen, Parke, Salemi.
190 THE ECONOMICS OF LABOR RELATIONS (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 100 or 101. An economic analysis of workplace issues, including turnover, layoffs, and unemployment, discrimination and affirmative action, and the setting of pay, fringe benefits, and working conditions. Students may not receive credit for both Economics 190 and 194. Fall and spring. Blau, Mroz, Willis.
193 HISTORY OF THE LABOR MOVEMENT (3).
A history of the labor movement in the United States, with special reference to its economic significance. Fall. Gallman.
194 LABOR ECONOMICS (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 101. An introduction to the field of labor economics with emphasis on how the interactions between firms and workers influence wages, employment, unemployment, and inflation. Students may not receive credit for both Economics 194 and 190. Fall and spring. Blau, Mroz, Willis.
195 TOPICS IN LABOR ECONOMICS (3).
Prerequisite, Economics 194. A theoretical and empirical analysis of current social problems involving individuals and their jobs. Included are such topics as poverty, discrimination, and working conditions. Spring. Blau, Mroz, Willis.
199 SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS (3).
Detailed examination of selected problems in economics and a critical analysis of pertinent theories. Fall and spring. Staff.