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Jeannette Mitchell

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
College of Liberal Arts

585-475-6077
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Jeannette Mitchell

Associate Professor
Department of Economics
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, Westminster College; Ph.D., University of Utah

585-475-6077

Currently Teaching

ECON-405
3 Credits
This course first surveys the sources of comparative advantage. It then analyzes commercial policy and analyzes the welfare economics of trade between countries. Some attention is paid to the institutional aspects of the world trading system. Finally, the course introduces the student to some salient notions in international finance such as national income accounting, the balance of payments, and exchange rates.
ECON-101
3 Credits
Microeconomics studies the workings of individual markets. That is, it examines the interaction of the demanders of goods and services with the suppliers of those goods and services. It explores how the behavior of consumers (demanders), the behavior of producers (suppliers), and the level of market competition influence market outcomes.
ECON-201
3 Credits
Macroeconomics studies aggregate economic behavior. The course begins by presenting the production possibilities model. This is followed by a discussion of basic macroeconomic concepts including inflation, unemployment, and economic growth and fluctuations. The next topic is national income accounting, which is the measurement of macroeconomic variables. The latter part of the course focuses on the development of one or more macroeconomic models, a discussion of the role of money in the macroeconomy, the aggregate supply-aggregate demand framework, and other topics the individual instructor may choose.
ECON-102
3 Credits
This course introduces students to an historical overview of economic theories and policies with special emphasis on their ethical perspectives and implications. The course examines the main economic theories including, but not limited to, Classical Economics, Keynesian Macroeconomics, Austrian, and Marxist Economics. The course will also examine the ethical aspects of Capitalism, Feudalism, Socialism, and other economic forms.
ECON-501
1 - 3 Credits
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.
ECON-445
3 Credits
A survey of the various schools of thought that have developed in economics from Aristotle to the present. Representative economists from each of the major schools (Pre-Classical, Classical, Marxian, Neo-Classical, Keynesian, Monetarist, etc.) are studied.