FTMBA 201A (Haas School of Business): Economics for Business Decision Making - Taught next: Fall 2018
Course Description: This course uses the tools and concepts of microeconomics to analyze decision problems within a business firm. Particular emphasis is placed on the firm's choice of policies in determining prices, inputs usage, and outputs. The effects of the state of the competitive environment on business policies are also examined.
IAS 106: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory - Taught next in spring 2019
Course Description: This course is designed as a comprehensive overview of intermediate microeconomic theory. It covers a number of topics including consumer and demand theory, firm, production and cost theory, competitive market theory, imperfect competition, welfare economics, choice under uncertainty and information. All analysis conducted in the course relies on graphical and algebraic techniques. Outside readings and discussion sections will demonstrate the applicability of the models covered in class to topics with an international dimension, such as the setting of tariffs, cartel behavior, and international trade.
ARE 212: Multiple Equation Estimation - Taught right now!
Course Description: Ph.D. level introduction to the estimation and testing of economic models. Includes analysis of the general linear model, asymptotic theory, instrumental variable, and the generalized method of moments. In addition, a survey of time series, analysis, limited dependent variables.
DS421: Interdisciplinary Research Design and Methods - Taught next in fall 2018
Course Description: Introduction to experimental design, analysis, and inference in natural and social sciences, and application to interdisciplinary research. Close study of exemplary publications integrating natural and social science methodologies will be combined with assignments to conduct similar analyses using faculty-provided or publicly available data sets, putting into practice reproducible and collaborative data science skills. Case studies used to integrate analytic methods and conceptual analyses. Focus on identifying major open questions and research needs in the field. This is a core course for the second year of the NSF Training program DS421.
IAS 107: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory - Taught next: not in the foreseeable future. I am not a Macroeconomist! But it was fun.
Course Description: This course is designed as a comprehensive overview of intermediate macroeconomic theory focusing on economic growth and international economics. It covers a number of topics including history of economic growth, industrial revolution, post-industrial revolution divergence, flexible-price and sticky-price macroeconomics, and macroeconomic policy. Course is structured for majors in International and Area Studies and other non-economic social science majors.