Now offering Economics courses for Summer 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The UMass Amherst Department of Economics will be offering 5 courses this summer at the UMass Center in Springfield.  

May 16 - June 24

ECON  103 - Introduction to MicroeconomicsIntroduction to the economics of markets and market economies.  Basic concepts of demand, supply, production, prices, allocation of resources, and distribution of income.  Public policy applications.  (Gen. Ed. SB) - Monday, Wednesday from 9-12

ECON  104 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
Economic theory of the macro-economy.  Determinants of unemployment rates, inflation rates, national income, GDP.  Tools of public policy available which can be used to promote macroeconomic goals.  (Gen. Ed. SB) - Saturday from 10:30-4:30

July 11 - August 19

ECON  105 - Introduction to Political Economy
Introduction to economic analysis for majors and non-majors.  Facts and concepts basic to understanding the U.S. economy today.  Topics may include: unemployment, economic development, inequality, technology, social wealth, environment, government economic policy, economic alternatives, race and gender, and discrimination.  Contrasting theoretical perspectives.  (Gen. Ed. SB, U) - Monday, Wednesday from 11-2

ECON  203 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Neoclassical microeconomic theory.  Consumer behavior, theory of the firm, markets, income distribution, general equilibrium, welfare economics.  Prerequisites:  ECON 103 or RES-ECON 102, and one of the following courses:  MATH 127, MATH 128, MATH 131, MATH 132, ECON 151, or ECON 152. - Monday, Wednesday from 9-12

ECON  204 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Analysis of theories of determination of national income, aggregate employment, and the price level.  Monetary and fiscal policy.  Inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. Prerequisites:  ECON 103 or RES-ECON 102, and ECON 104 and either MATH 127, MATH 128, MATH 131, MATH 132, ECON 151, or ECON 152.  Monday, Wednesday from 9-12

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