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500-Level Courses

ECON-501 Directed Research in Economics

Directed Research in Economics

This course is designed to allow Economics students to pursue research under the direction of an Economics faculty mentor. Prior to enrollment in this course the student must submit a research proposal to the proposed faculty sponsor and the Economics Department for approval. Once approved, the faculty sponsor in consultation with the student will determine the number of credit hours (1-3) which will be assigned for the course. The completed research project will be presented at the annual COLA Undergraduate Research Conference. (Departmental approval) Class 1-3, Credit 1-3 (Upon student request and departmental approval)

ECON-502 Hon: Econ Independent Research

Honors Economic Independent Research

This course is designed to allow Economics students who are in the Honors Program to conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Prior to enrollment in this course the student must submit a research proposal and the name of the proposed faculty mentor to the Economics Department for approval.  Once approved, the faculty mentor in consultation with the student will determine the number of credit hours (1-3) which will be assigned to the course.  The completed research project will be presented at the annual Economics/Public Policy Undergraduate Research Conference.(Department approval)Class 1-3, Credit 1-3

ECON-503 Econometrics II

Econometrics II

Econometrics II builds on skills in applied regression analysis by exploring advanced regression estimation topics including panel data estimation, Instrumental Variable and Two-Stage-Least-Squares estimation, simultaneous equation models, limited dependent variable models, and advanced time series topics. (ECON-403 Econometrics I or equivalent) Class 3, Credit 3 (Occasionally)

ECON-520 Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics

This course examines the relationship and apparent conflict between economic growth and environmental quality, the economics of environmental issues and policy, the environment as a resource and a public good, and the ability and lack of ability of free markets and the government to deal adequately with pollution and other environmental problems. (ECON-101 Principles of Microeconomics or equivalent) Class 3, Credit 3 (Spring)