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ECON 220: Political Economy I (POLISCI 311E)

Theoretical models of political economy. Potential topics include: basic social choice theory, democracy, electoral competition, political accountability, legislative bargaining, lobbying, corruption, autocratic politics, democratization, conflict and arms races, and institutional change. Attention to economics implications, including taxation, redistribution, and public goods. Prerequisite: 203 or permission of instructors.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 225: Economics of Technology and Innovation

Graduate seminar on current research on the economics of innovation. Topics include the design of optimal patent policies, copyright polices, and the role of human capital (science, immigration, skill-biased technical change). Emphasis on empirical analyses of historical and contemporary data.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 226: U.S. Economic History

The role of economic history as a distinctive approach to the study of economics, using illustrations from U.S. history. Topics: historical and institutional foundations of the U.S. rise to world economic preeminence; economic causes and consequences of slavery; the American national system of technology; the Great Depression of the 30s; national economic performance in a globalizing world. Prerequisite: ECON 51 and ECON 52. Intended for graduate students.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 227: European Economic History

European economic history from middle ages to the twentieth century. Topics: competing hypotheses in explaining long term trends in economic growth and cross-country differences in long-term economic growth; formation, function, and persistence of institutions and organizations; the role of institutions and organizations (e.g. apprenticeship, servitude, partnerships, cooperatives, social networks, share cropping, and communes) as solutions to contractual problems; the economics of migration; the changing economic role of the family. Use of economic theory in guiding hypothesis testing, as well as construction of new datasets and the execution of empirical analysis.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 228: Institutions and Organizations in Historical Perspective

The course integrates historical analysis and economic theory in evaluating the nature and role of institutions in economic and political outcomes. The motivating question is the factors determining economic and political developments in the long run and the historical focus is on the Middle East, Europe, and China over the last millennium. The course first examines various approaches for the study of institutions, their nature and dynamics and then focuses on detailed discussions of frontier research papers.
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Greif, A. (PI)

ECON 233: Advanced Macroeconomics I

Topics in the theory and empirics of economic growth. For PhD-level students.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 234: Advanced Macroeconomics II

Modern macroeconomics of aggregate fluctuations in advanced economies, concentrating mainly on the U.S. Current research on sovereign debt, fiscal policy and financial flows, with emphasis on current events. Current research on persistent substandard performance, financial crises, excess unemployment, and other timely topics. The course will be organized around the detailed study of recent research papers. Students enroll in MGTECON612 takes the class for 4 units
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 235: Advanced Macroeconomics III

Current topics to prepare student for research in the field. Recent research in labor-market friction, reallocation, fluctuations, wage and price determination, innovation, and productivity growth. Research methods, presentations skills, and writing in advanced economics.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 236: Financial Economics I

This course will cover research topics at the boundary between macroeconomics and finance. Topics may include the study of macroeconomic models with financial frictions, conventional and unconventional monetary policy, its transmission mechanism and the term structure of interest rates, sovereign debt crises, search frictions and segmentation in housing markets, (over)leveraging by households, heterogeneous expectations, excess volatility, financial bubbles and crises. Prerequisites: 210, 211, 212.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ECON 237: Financial Economics II (MGTECON 617)

Topics in financial Economics. Discussion of recent academic papers on asset pricing. Student presentations and course paper requirement. Designed for second year PhD students in economics or finance.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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