Economics Courses

Economics (ECO) courses

  • ECO 600 Fundamentals of Economics

    Prerequisite: College of Business majors must receive permission from a director of a College of Business graduate program.

    An accelerated course dealing with the fundamentals of micro- and macroeconomic theory, designed for graduate students who have not completed undergraduate principles of economics. This course will not be counted in the hours required for a College of Business graduate degree. May be taught concurrently with ECO 500. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 500 and ECO 600.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 604 Health Care Economics

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 165. A basic study of the economics of the health care market. Microeconomic theory is applied to the analysis of health care issues. Attention will be given to empirical studies of health care economics. Identical with HCM 604. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 604 and HCM 604. May be taught concurrently with ECO 504. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 504 and ECO 604.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 609 Applied Econometrics

    Prerequisite: QBA 600 or equivalent.

    Students will learn simple regression and multiple regression analysis. Additional topics include model building, cross sectional and time series analysis, as well as related topics. May be taught concurrently with ECO 409. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 609 and ECO 409.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 611 Intermediate Econometrics

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 409. Examination of the principles of economic model construction and the econometric techniques used in estimation of behavioral relationships. May be taught concurrently with ECO 508. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 508 and ECO 611.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 615 Public Sector Economics

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 155 and ECO 165; and completion of mathematics general education requirement. Allocation and distribution functions of the public sector of the economy; theories of taxation and public expenditure; shifting and incidences of taxes, local-state federal finance. May be taught concurrently with ECO 515. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 515 and ECO 615.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 620 History of Economic Thought

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 155 and ECO 165. Development of economic theory. May be taught concurrently with ECO 520. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 520 and ECO 620.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 640 Economics of the Environment

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 165. The course applies economic concepts and analysis to environmental issues such as pollution and natural resource management. Economic concepts and analysis used in the course will include supply and demand, cost benefit analysis, and the role of incentives. May be taught concurrently with ECO 540. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 540 and ECO 640.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 665 International Economics

    Recommended Prerequisite: QBA 237 or equivalent. Introduction to the key concepts of international trade and finance with a focus on the fundamental theories of international economics. Topics include the gains from and the patterns of international trade, protectionism, exchange rate determination and government policy intervention. May be taught concurrently with ECO 565. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 665 and ECO 565.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 673 Mathematical Methods for Economics I

    Prerequisite: ECO 155 and ECO 165.

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 365; and MTH 261 or MTH 285 or equivalent. Development and application of mathematical techniques to economics. May be taught concurrently with ECO 473. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 473 and ECO 673.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 685 Mathematical Methods for Economics II

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 365; and ECO 473 or familiarity with calculus-based optimization techniques. Unconstrained and constrained optimization; applications of the envelope theorem and duality to standard economic models, including utility maximization, profit maximization and expenditure/cost minimization. May be taught concurrently with ECO 585. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 585 and ECO 685.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 686 Business Cycles and Forecasting

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 385. Fluctuations in the level of economic activity; an examination of the basic principles and techniques of economic forecasting. May be taught concurrently with ECO 586. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 586 and ECO 686.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 690 Seminar in Economics

    Prerequisite: ECO 609 and ECO 710.

    A seminar course requiring the completion of assignments which develop and refine economic research skills. A combination of papers and class presentations will be used to assess student achievement. Primarily for graduate students in their final year of study. May be taught concurrently with ECO 590. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 690 and ECO 590.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 699 Directed Research in Economics

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 365; and ECO 385 or ECO 710; and ECO 409. The student is expected to conduct research in a selected topic in economics and to produce a written report. May be taught concurrently with ECO 599. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 599 and ECO 699.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 705 Economic Studies

    Survey course; problems of government finance, fiscal policy, and resource structures; economic pressure groups.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 710 Micro- and Macroeconomic Analysis

    Prerequisite: ECO 600 or equivalent.

    An intermediate to advanced study of selected topics in microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 721 International Political Economy

    A general introduction to the politics of international economic relations, with a special emphasis on the extent, causes, and consequences of globalization. Covers such topics as trade, investment, aid, global warming, international institutions, and the political roots of economic development. Identical with PLS 721. Cannot receive credit for both ECO 721 and PLS 721.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • ECO 730 Money and Credit Markets

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 305. Role performed by the Federal Reserve System, financial intermediaries, non-financial businesses, the public, and the foreign sector in developing and maintaining money and credit flows.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings