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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated February 7, 2016 at 03:00 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
ECON 113-01  Financial Accounting
TR 08:00 am-09:30 am CARN 304 Jeff Evans
 
ECON 113-02  Financial Accounting
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 100 Jeff Evans
 
ECON 119-01  Principles of Economics
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 305 Pete Ferderer
*First Year Course only* This course provides an introduction to economics. The first part covers microeconomics, which focuses on the economic decisions of individual households and firms and how these decisions interact in markets. We explore cases where the "invisible hand" of the market works well to coordinate the activities of individuals for their mutual benefit, as well as cases where "market failures" justify government intervention. The second part of the course covers macroeconomics--the study of economic aggregates (e.g., national income, inflation, unemployment, etc.) and the forces that cause them to change over time. Why have incomes risen so dramatically in some countries over the past century while not in others? Why do economies experience business cycles and to what extent can they be moderated by monetary and fiscal policy? This is a good course for students who only intend to take one course in economics and desire a general overview, as well as those who are thinking about majoring in economics and wish to lay a foundation for further study in the field.

ECON 119-02  Principles of Economics
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 305 Gary Krueger
*First Year Course only* This course provides an introduction to economics. The first part covers microeconomics, which focuses on the economic decisions of individual households and firms and how these decisions interact in markets. We explore cases where the "invisible hand" of the market works well to coordinate the activities of individuals for their mutual benefit, as well as cases where "market failures" justify government intervention. The second part of the course covers macroeconomics--the study of economic aggregates (e.g., national income, inflation, unemployment, etc.) and the forces that cause them to change over time. Why have incomes risen so dramatically in some countries over the past century while not in others? Why do economies experience business cycles and to what extent can they be moderated by monetary and fiscal policy? This is a good course for students who only intend to take one course in economics and desire a general overview, as well as those who are thinking about majoring in economics and wish to lay a foundation for further study in the field.

ECON 119-03  Principles of Economics
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MAIN 001 Samiul Haque
 
ECON 119-04  Principles of Economics
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MAIN 001 Samantha Cakir
 
ECON 119-05  Principles of Economics
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm ARTCOM 202 Brooke Krause
 
ECON 119-06  Principles of Economics
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm ARTCOM 202 Brooke Krause
 
ECON 119-07  Principles of Economics
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 06A Amy Damon
 
ECON 221-01  Introduction to International Economics
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 304 Samiul Haque
 
ECON 229-01  World Economic History
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 305 Pete Ferderer
 
ECON 231-01  Environmental Economics and Policy
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 305 Sarah West
*Cross-listed with ENVI 231-01*

ECON 256-01  Intro to Investment Banking
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 250 Joyce Minor
 
ECON 294-01  Sports Economics
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 305 Vasant Sukhatme
The course will apply the principles of economics to the world of sports. We will examine a broad range of issues: the labor economics of sports, including matters of salary and the measurement of productivity in team and individual sports, labor unions and discrimination; public finance and sports, including the relationship between cities and sports franchises; and the industrial organization of sports, including reinforcing monopoly in professional sports leagues by restricting the entry of new teams. The course will illustrate and apply economic principles to professional sports leagues in the U.S. and abroad as well as collegiate sports. This course will count as a 200-level A elective for the Economics Major. Pre-requisite: Econ 119, Principles of Economics.

ECON 353-01  Managerial Accounting
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 304 Jeff Evans
 
ECON 361-01  Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 401 Vasant Sukhatme
 
ECON 361-02  Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 304 Sarah West
 
ECON 371-01  Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 304 Mario Solis-Garcia
 
ECON 371-02  Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 304 Mario Solis-Garcia
 
ECON 381-01  Introduction to Econometrics
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 309 Gary Krueger
 
ECON 381-02  Introduction to Econometrics
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 309 Gary Krueger
 
ECON 381-L1  Intro to Econometrics Lab
R 01:20 pm-02:20 pm CARN 309 Gary Krueger
 
ECON 381-L2  Intro to Econometrics Lab
R 03:00 pm-04:00 pm CARN 309 Gary Krueger
 
ECON 420-01  Quantitative Macroeconomic Analysis
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 204 Mario Solis-Garcia
 
ECON 420-L1  Quantitative Macroeconomic Analysis
T 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 305 Mario Solis-Garcia
 
ECON 426-01  International Economic Development
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm ARTCOM 102 Amy Damon
 
ECON 494-01  Industrial Organization
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN 111 Samantha Cakir
This course will use microeconomics and game theory to understand imperfect competition and the implications for consumer welfare. Using both theoretical and empirical approaches, we will analyze firm behavior and strategic interactions such as price discrimination, predatory pricing, limit pricing and investment under different market structures. We will also discuss the various public policies that affect the structure of markets and the behavior of firms, specifically regulation, deregulation and antitrust laws. Pre-requisite Econ 361 and Econ 381, or permission of instructor.

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated February 7, 2016 at 03:00 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
ECON 113-01  Financial Accounting
TR 08:00 am-09:30 am CARN 304 David Bly
 
ECON 119-01  Principles of Economics
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 305 Samantha Cakir
 
ECON 119-02  Principles of Economics
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 305 Samantha Cakir
 
ECON 119-04  Principles of Economics
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 304 Samiul Haque
*First day attendance required*

ECON 119-06  Principles of Economics
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 309 Mario Solis-Garcia
*First day attendance required*

ECON 225-01  Comparative Economic Systems
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 304 Gary Krueger
*Cross-listed with INTL 225-01*

ECON 294-01  Introduction to Entrepreneurship
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 110 Kate Reiling
*Course not available to those taking Social Entrepreneurship (INTL 294-02/SOCI 294-03) during the fall 2015 semester* This course focuses on theories and applications of Entrepreneurship to identify opportunities and solve problems around the world. Students will learn contemporary methodologies used in startup companies and early stage organizations including: Lean Startup, Human Centered Design, Design Thinking, and Value Proposition Canvas. In addition, students will spend the semester working in teams to apply the methodologies to identify a problem and develop a solution. For their final project, students will prepare a plan for their solution and present it to an external audience. This course is open to those who are interested in social entrepreneurship as well.

ECON 294-02  Health Economics
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 305 Samantha Cakir
The field of health economics applies microeconomic theory to the study of health care, drawing on concepts from public, labor, and development economics and industrial organization. The healthcare industry is one of the largest in the US, representing nearly 18% of GDP and comprising a large share of the typical household budget. The role of government regulation in healthcare is significant and unique to the industry. This class will review topics relevant to the healthcare and health insurance industries in the US, other developed countries, and developing nations including the determinants of demand, pricing of healthcare services, the role of insurance and its reforms, incentives and hurdles for health technology innovations, and the role of health in economic development. We will also examine the traditional methods for evaluating healthcare services including cost benefit and cost effectiveness analysis. This course will count as a 200A elective.

ECON 294-03  Introduction to International Economic Development
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am ARTCOM 102 Brooke Krause
This course is an introduction to economic development and the economics of poverty, using concepts from both microeconomics and macroeconomics to understand globalization, poverty, and development. This class will use economic theory and empirical evidence to understand important questions in the field of development economics. Topics covered in this class include: poverty, inequality, and growth; agricultural markets; microfinance and credit markets; human capital and education; health and nutrition; rural and urban labor markets; population growth and fertility; migration; the environment; international trade; developing-country debt; and foreign aid. This course will apply theory using empirical data to study issues related to development, with a focus on policy relevant solutions. Prerequisite ECON 119, Principles of Economics. This course will count as a 200A elective.

ECON 294-04  Economic Geography of World Food and Resources
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 401 Samiul Haque
To instill knowledge of the world's food and resource systems, an understanding of why things are the way they are today, and a familiarity with the history, policies and institutions that have shaped nations’ development. This should enable you to assess and make judgments about long term resource sustainability and economic conditions around the world. Ultimately, you should be able to integrate facts within the context you have learned and assess the consequences of different policies for dealing with world food, resource, and environmental problems in an economic context. Pre-requisite: ECON 119, Principles of Economics.

ECON 294-05  Introduction to International Economic Development
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MAIN 111 Brooke Krause
This course is an introduction to economic development and the economics of poverty, using concepts from both microeconomics and macroeconomics to understand globalization, poverty, and development. This class will use economic theory and empirical evidence to understand important questions in the field of development economics. Topics covered in this class include: poverty, inequality, and growth; agricultural markets; microfinance and credit markets; human capital and education; health and nutrition; rural and urban labor markets; population growth and fertility; migration; the environment; international trade; developing-country debt; and foreign aid. This course will apply theory using empirical data to study issues related to development, with a focus on policy relevant solutions. Prerequisite ECON 119, Principles of Economics. This course will count as a 200A elective.

ECON 294-06  Economic Geography of World Food and Resources
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 304 Samiul Haque
 
ECON 356-01  Capital Markets
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 304 Liang Ding
 
ECON 358-01  Introduction to Securities Analysis
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 305 Joyce Minor
 
ECON 361-01  Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 304 Sarah West
*First day attendance required*

ECON 361-02  Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm THEATR 205 Sarah West
*First day attendance required*

ECON 371-01  Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 305 Pete Ferderer
 
ECON 371-02  Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm CARN 304 Mario Solis-Garcia
 
ECON 381-01  Introduction to Econometrics
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 309 Gary Krueger
 
ECON 381-L1  Intro to Econometrics Lab
W 12:00 pm-01:00 pm CARN 309 Gary Krueger
 
ECON 394-01  Deals
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 401 Aslanian, Egge
*Instructors are looking for class breakdown to be at least 8 Sr/8 Jr/6 Soph* This course exposes students to the economic and business world through the experiences of Macalester alumni. Nearly all classes are taught by former Macalester students, most of whom graduated with an economics major. These guest professors will generally share their post-Macalester career and educational journey with students, spend more time talking about their current or most recent business venture (some might be for nonprofit), and then focus on a particular transaction or "deal" that they were part of. Most of the presentations probably will be finance-oriented. Students in the class are evaluated in four ways: The first is class participation - they are expected to be excited about not only being in the class, but meeting some of the guest professors either over lunch or dinner or with a few other students from class. Students will work in 2-person teams to daily write up a short overview of what they heard and learned from each guest speaker. That is due prior to the next class. Again, working in 2-person teams, students will research and write a term paper whose theme is triggered by one of the guest speaker's lectures. Finally, there will be an all-inclusive final exam based on the speakers' remarks. Prerequisites: ECON 119, ECON 113, and one other course in Economics.

ECON 457-01  Finance
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 112 Liang Ding
 
ECON 490-01  Behavioral and Experimental Economics
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 305 Pete Ferderer
*Cross-listed with PSYC 490-01*

ECON 494-01  Economics of Public Policy
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 304 Sarah West
This course is a 400A course that counts as a capstone for the economics major.

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