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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 W1105, 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 2017: ECON S1105X
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 1105 001/22176 M W 10:15am - 11:50am
Room TBA
Jiayin Hu 4 12

ECON S3025Q Financial Economics. 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON W3211 Intermediate Microeconomics and ECON W3213 Intermediate Macroeconomics.

Equivalent to ECON V3025. 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 2017: ECON S3025Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3025 001/13264 M T W Th 12:30pm - 2:05pm
Room TBA
3 21

ECON S3213X Intermediate Macroeconomics. 4 points.

Prerequisites: ECON W1105 Principles of Economics or the equivalent; one term of calculus.

Equivalent to ECON W3213. National income accounting, output and employment, Keynesian and neo-Keynesian analysis, affirmative schools, economic growth.

Summer 2017: ECON S3213X
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3213 001/73212 T Th 10:15am - 11:50am
Room TBA
Sandesh Dhungana 4 17

ECON S3412X Introduction to Econometrics. 4 points.

Prerequisites: STAT W1211 Intro to Stats w/Calculus, MATH V1201 Calculus III, and either intermediate micro or macro (W3211 or W3213).

Equivalent to ECON W3412. 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 2017: ECON S3412X
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 3412 001/29871 M W 4:15pm - 5:50pm
Room TBA
Seyhan Erden 4 15

ECON S4465Q Public Economics . 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON W3211 and W3213. 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 2017: ECON S4465Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 4465 001/96496 M T W Th 2:25pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Cameron LaPoint 3 7/40

ECON S4625Q Economics of the Environment . 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON UN3211 Intermediate Microeconomics and ECON UN3213 Intermediate Macroeconomics. This course is equivalent to ECON GU4625. Microeconomics is used to study who has an incentive to protect the environment. Government’s possible and actual role in protecting the environment is explored. How do technological change, economic development, and free trade affect the environment? Emphasis on hypothesis testing and quantitative analysis of real-world policy issues.

Summer 2017: ECON S4625Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 4625 001/16346 M T W Th 6:00pm - 7:25pm
Room TBA
Jason Chun Yu Wong 3 3/40

ECON S4415D Game Theory. 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON W3211 Intermediate Microeconomics and ECON W3213 Intermediate Macroeconomics.

Equivalent to ECON W4415. Introduction to the systematic treatment of game theory and its applications in economic analysis.

Summer 2017: ECON S4415D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 4415 001/23374 M T W Th 2:25pm - 4:00pm
Room TBA
Jeremy Ward 3 13

ECON S4500Q International Trade. 3 points.

Prerequisites: ECON W3211 Intermediate Microeconomics and ECON W3213 Intermediate Macroeconomics.

Equivalent to ECON W4500. The theory of international trade, comparative advantage and the factor endowments explanation of trade, analysis of the theory and practice of commercial policy, economic integration. International mobility of capital and labor, the North-South debate.

Summer 2017: ECON S4500Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ECON 4500 001/64301 M T W Th 10:15am - 11:50am
Room TBA
Divya Singh 3 17

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