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Spring/Summer Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Economics

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Spring Half-Term Courses

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ECON 401. Intermediate Microeconomic Theory.

Economic Theory and Statistics

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Janet Gerson (jgerson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECON 101 and 102, and MATH 115. (4). Rackham credit requires additional work. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/spring/econ/401/101.nsf

This course deals with the theoretical analysis of consumers, firms, markets, and price determination. The analysis is rigorous, using the tools of algebra, geometry, and elementary calculus in constructing models. Prerequisites include one term of calculus. ECON 401 is a prerequisite for many other courses offered in Economics. Concentrators in economics are required to elect this course and are encouraged to complete it early in their concentration program. Both lecture and section will meet twice a week. Students should bring the course pack to lecture.

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ECON 404. Statistics for Economists.

Economic Theory and Statistics

Section 101.

Instructor(s): E Philip Howrey (eph@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECON 101 and 102 and MATH 115. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in ECON 405 or STATS 350, 265, 311, 350, 400, 405, or 412. (4). Rackham credit requires additional work. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/spring/econ/404/102.nsf

This course provides an introduction to descriptive statistics, probability theory, statistical inference, and regression analysis. There are three lectures and one problem session per week. Grades are based on problem sets and exams. The course, which is self-contained, does not serve as a prerequisite to ECON 406.

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ECON 431. Industrial Organization and Performance.

Industrial Organization and Public Control

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Douglas C Bice (dbice@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECON 401 with a grade of at least C-. (3). Rackham credit requires additional work. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/spring/econ/431/101.nsf

ECON 431 covers a selection of topics drawn from the field of industrial organization. The course is particularly concerned with the pricing, output, and quality decisions of firms with market power. Alternative methods of competition and cooperation are considered. Although an in depth exploration of antitrust legislation and government regulation of industry is reserved for other courses — such as ECON 432 — the material in ECON 431 touches on the issues associated with antitrust legislation repeatedly.

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ECON 499. Independent Research.

Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, and Independent Research

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Written permission of staff member supervising research, and permission of the economics concentration advisor. (1-4). No more than four credits may be used in an economics concentration program. Rackham credit requires additional work. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Student and instructor agree on a substantial piece of work involving reading or research. Evaluation is based on the written work, either papers or examinations.

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ECON 599. Special Tutorial.

Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, and Independent Research

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ECON 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, and Independent Research

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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ECON 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, and Independent Research

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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ECON 438 / HMP 661. Economics of Health Services.

Industrial Organization and Public Control

Section 777.

Instructor(s): Richard A Hirth

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECON 401 with a grade of at least C-, or HMP 660. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ECON 700. Research.

Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, and Independent Research

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of graduate advisor. Graduate standing. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits:

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ECON 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, and Independent Research

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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ECON 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, and Independent Research

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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ECON 402. Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory.

Economic Theory and Statistics

Instructor(s): George E Johnson (gjohnson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECON 101 and 102, and MATH 115. (4). Rackham credit requires additional work. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course in macroeconomics deals with the determination of broad economic aggregates such as national income, employment, the price level, and the balance of payments in both the short run and the long run. Rigorous analysis is used to understand the forces that determine these economic variables, and how they are affected by public policies. It is predominantly a lecture course, with grades based on hour test(s) and final exam. Prerequisites include one term of calculus. ECON 402 is a prerequisite for many other courses offered in Economics. Concentrators in economics are required to elect this course and are encouraged to complete it early in their concentration program. It is strongly recommended that students take ECON 401 before 402.

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ECON 441. International Trade Theory.

International Economics

Instructor(s): Alan V Deardorff (alandear@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECON 401 with a grade of at least C-. (3). Rackham credit requires additional work. May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www.econ.lsa.umich.edu/~alandear/courses/441/441.html

This course introduces the theory of international trade. It explores the important theories that explain what countries trade and why they gain from trade. These theories include the theory of comparative advantage and the factor-proportions theory of trade, as well as more recent theoretical developments based on imperfect competition and increasing returns to scale. The course deals with several other related topics such as empirical tests and applications of trade theory, the theory of trade policy, preferential trading arrangements, the World Trade Organization, international factor movements, and trade and economic development. Prerequisite: ECON 401

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ECON 499. Independent Research.

Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, and Independent Research

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Written permission of staff member supervising research, and permission of the economics concentration advisor. (1-4). No more than four credits may be used in an economics concentration program. Rackham credit requires additional work. (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 credits.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Student and instructor agree on a substantial piece of work involving reading or research. Evaluation is based on the written work, either papers or examinations.

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ECON 599. Special Tutorial.

Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, and Independent Research

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (1-3). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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ECON 700. Research.

Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, and Independent Research

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of graduate advisor. Graduate standing. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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ECON 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, and Independent Research

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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ECON 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Honors Program, Internships, Seminars, and Independent Research

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (4). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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