Economics

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Economics

Departmental Representative:
Ding Yuan
dy2253@columbia.edu

To request a syllabus, please contact Ding Yuan at dy2253@columbia.edu.

ECON S1105X Principles of Economics. 4 points.

Equivalent to ECON UN1105, the first course for the major in economics. How a market economy determines the relative prices of goods, factors of production, and the allocation of resources; the circumstances under which it does these things efficiently. Why such an economy has fluctuations and how they may be controlled.

Summer 2018: ECON S1105X
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 1105 001/13042 T Th 1:15pm - 2:50pm
516 Hamilton Hall
Jeremy Ward 4 18

ECON S3025Q Financial Economics. 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 Intermediate Microeconomics and ECON UN3213 Intermediate Macroeconomics.

Equivalent to ECON UN3025. Institutional nature and economic function of financial markets. Emphasis on both domestic and international markets (debt, stock, foreign exchange, Eurobond, Eurocurrency, futures, options, and others). Principles of security pricing and portfolio management; the capital asset pricing model and the efficient markets hypothesis.

Summer 2018: ECON S3025Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3025 001/72990 M T W Th 10:45am - 12:20pm
1102 International Affairs Bldg
A. Vivette Ancona 3 24

ECON S3213X Intermediate Macroeconomics. 4 points.

Prerequisites: MATH UN1101 or MATH UN1207 and ECON UN1105 or or the equivalent; one term of calculus.
Corequisites: MATH UN1201

Prerequisites: (MATH UN1101 or MATH UN1207) and ECON UN1105 or the equivalent. Corequisites: MATH UN1201. This course covers the determination of output, employment, inflation and interest rates. Topics include economic growth, business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy, consumption and savings and national income accounting. 

Summer 2018: ECON S3213X
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3213 001/29648 T Th 10:15am - 11:50am
404 International Affairs Bldg
Lorenzo Pessina 4 16

ECON S3412X Introduction to Econometrics. 4 points.

Prerequisites: STAT UN1211 Intro to Stats w/Calculus, MATH UN1201 Calculus III, and either intermediate micro or macro (UN3211 or UN3213).

Equivalent to ECON UN3412. Modern econometric methods, the general linear statistical model and its extensions, simultaneous equations and the identification problem, time series problems, forecasting methods, extensive practice with the analysis of different types of data.

Summer 2018: ECON S3412X
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3412 001/64078 M W 12:10pm - 1:45pm
404 International Affairs Bldg
Seyhan Erden 4 23

ECON S4251D Industrial Organization. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Microeconomics(ECON UN3211) and Intermediate Macroeconomics (ECON UN3213)

The study of industrial behavior based on game-theoretic oligopoly models. Topics include pricing models, strategic aspects of business practice, vertical integration, and technological innovation.

Summer 2018: ECON S4251D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 4251 001/20737 M W 9:00am - 12:10pm
405 International Affairs Bldg
Arpita Saluja 3 7

ECON S4280D Corporate Finance . 3 points.

Note: Not open to SPS students. This course does not count towards the SPS Business CPA/Certificate.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 or ECON UN3213 or STAT UN1201

An introduction to the economic principles, theories and basic tools underlying the financial decisions of firms. The topics covered include financial statement analysis, net present value analysis, time value of money, valuation of perpetuities and annuities, opportunity cost of capital, weighted average cost of capital, valuation of bonds and stocks, capital budgeting, dividend policy, market efficiency, capital structure, Modigliani-Miller theorem, option valuation and risk management. Every effort would be made to relate the course material to real-world financial applications.

Summer 2018: ECON S4280D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 4280 001/70072 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
404 International Affairs Bldg
Ye Zhang 3 26

ECON S4400Q Labor Economics . 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and ECON UN3213

This course examines labor markets through the lens of economics. In broad terms, labor economics is the study of the exchange of labor services for wages—a category that takes in a wide range of
topics. Our objective in this course is to lay the foundations for explaining labor market phenomena within an economic framework and subsequently apply this knowledge-structure to a select set of questions. Throughout this process we will discuss empirical research, which will highlight the power (as well as the limitations) of employing economic models to real-world problems. By the end of this course we will have the tools/intuition to adequately formulate and critically contest arguments concerning labor markets.
 

Summer 2018: ECON S4400Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 4400 001/93630 M T W Th 4:30pm - 6:05pm
404 International Affairs Bldg
Lorenzo Lagos 3 5/50

ECON S4415D Game Theory. 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 Intermediate Microeconomics and ECON UN3213 Intermediate Macroeconomics.

Equivalent to ECON UN4415. Introduction to the systematic treatment of game theory and its applications in economic analysis.

Summer 2018: ECON S4415D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 4415 001/28432 M W 1:00pm - 4:10pm
503 Hamilton Hall
Wouter Vergote 3 17

ECON S4465Q Public Economics . 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 and UN3213. Types of market failures and rationales for government intervention in the economy. Benefit-cost analysis and the theory of public goods. Positive and normative aspects of taxation. The U.S. tax structure.

Summer 2018: ECON S4465Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 4465 001/69342 T Th 1:00pm - 4:10pm
404 International Affairs Bldg
Matthew Mazewski 3 21/40

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