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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Economics

Courses - ECON - Graduate Level

500. Business Economics (3)

Workings of the price system in resource allocation with special emphasis on the role of business in the economy. Analysis of the economic implications of various forms of industrial organization and the application of public policy to business activity.
Not open to students majoring in economics or pursuing an M.A. in economics. Letter grade only (A-F).

503. Mathematical Economics (3)

Applications of calculus, linear algebra and other mathematical tools in formulating and solving economic problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in: ECON 403.

510./410. Advanced Microeconomics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 403 or 503.
Applications of microeconomic theory. Detailed examination and analysis of particular markets and contemporary issues in light of economic theory. Specific emphasis on policy analysis for government and business decisions.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ECON 510H.

511./411. Advanced Macroeconomics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 403 or 503.
Applications of macroeconomics, monetary and forecasting theory to operational management and planning decisions of government and business. Designed for exceptional undergraduate students who intend to pursue a graduate degree in economics.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ECON 511H.

537. Urban Economics (3)

Economic analyses of city formation and size, business and residential location decisions, and land use. Application of microeconomic theory to urban transportation issues, residential segregation, urban poverty and crime, and housing markets. Introduction to local public finance and provision of local public goods.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in: ECON 437.

538. Regional Economics (3)

Economic evolution and growth of cities, states and countries. Roles of geography, demography, location of industries, and factors determining regional growth and development will be considered. Special attention will be paid to the economic integration of U.S. states and European nations.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in ECON 438.

555./455. Transportation Economics (3)

Economic analysis of intercity transportation, cost measurement, applications of pricing principles, project evaluation, and economic regulation. Policies towards railroads, air transportation, and intercity highways.
Letter grade only (A-F).

562./462. Environmental Economics (3)

Economic analysis of environmental problems and policy. Market failures due to externalities, public goods, and common property resources will be examined. Private (market) and public (governmental) solutions to environmental problems are examined.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as ECON 462. Not open for credit to students with credit in ECON 462.

563./463. Energy Economics (3)

Application of economic analysis to energy problems and policies. Representative topics include macroeconomic effects of energy price shocks, international financial fragility. OPEC pricing strategies, determinants of demand and supply, industrial organization and finance, investor and publicly owned utilities, domestic and international policies.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as ECON 463. Not open for credit to students with credit in ECON 463.

564./464. Natural Resource Economics (3)

Microeconomic and capital theory applied to problems of conserving and managing natural resources. Analysis of public policies affecting renewable and nonrenewable resources including price controls, taxation and leasing. Representative topics include: forestry, fishery, energy, water, and mineral economics.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as ECON 464. Not open for credit to students with credit in ECON 464.

565./465. Economic Development (3)

Economic and social factors underlying economic development. Analysis of problems associated with economic growth of less developed countries. Evaluation of development policies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

570./470. International Trade (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 310.
Examines theories of trade, welfare implications of different trade policies, the political economy of trade policies, and global trading arrangements.
Letter grade only (A-F).

571./471. International Finance (3)

Covers topics in international finance in both an applied and theoretical framework, such as the balance of payments, the foreign exchange market, income, trade, capital flows, asset market adjustment mechanisms, and exchange rate regimes.
Letter grade only (A-F).

585. Econometrics I (4)

First course in a two-semester sequence introducing students to basic techniques in econometrics. Basic statistics and the classical linear regression model are covered. Emphasis is given to computing estimators using simulated and actual data sets.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours, activity 2 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in ECON 485.

586. Econometrics II (4)

Prerequisites: ECON 585.
The second in a two-semester sequence introducing students to basic techniques in econometrics: advanced regression, including time-series and panel data analysis. Critical evaluation of selected examples of empirical economic research, and exercises in applied econometrics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hours, activity 2 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in ECON 486.

597. Directed Studies (1‑3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Intensive reading and/or practical research in economics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

660. Seminar in Natural Resources and the Environment (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 510, 511, 585, 586, and one of the following: ECON 562, 563 or 564.
Research methods applied to selected topics from energy, natural resources, and the environment.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours.)

666. Seminar in Transportation Economics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 510, 511, 555, 585 and 586.
Advanced topics in transportation economics including passenger and freight transportation issues, congestion pricing, toll roads, mass transit systems, maritime economics, transportation regulation, firm performance, as well as welfare effects of transportation policy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

670. Seminar in International Trade and Development (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 510, 511, 585, 586, and one of the following: ECON 565, 570 or 571.
Selected topics dealing with current problems and solutions in international trade, finance, and development.
Letter grade only (A-F).

690. Seminar in Economics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 510, 511, 585, 586, and consent of instructor.
Seminar on topics of current interest in economics.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Research (1‑3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent research under the guidance of a faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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