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Summer 2005




ECON 101  Principles of Microeconomics (SS)                       3 credits
Basic economic principles and their policy applications: value and price for the firm and industry in different competitive situations, public policy toward the firm, income distribution, elements of international economics and comparative economic systems. Note: Students registering for this course should read: Carroll, Chapter 1 and Tregarthen, Chapters 1, 2 and pages 337-342 of Chapter 17 before the first day of class. For more information contact carroll@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0116] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             CARROLL, K
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:30pm (PUP 208)


ECON 102  Principles of Macroeconomics (SS)                       3 credits
Basic economic principles and their policy applications: economic methods and institutions, measurement of aggregate economic activity, national income determination, business cycles and economic growth, and elements of aggregate economic policies such as monetary and fiscal policy. For more information contact (6060): mathomas@umbc.edu; (7060): peake@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
          GFR/GER:Meets SS. GDR:Meets S.
[0117] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             THOMAS, M
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 206)
[0118] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             PEAKE, C
            TuWTh......1:00pm- 3:15pm (SOND110)


ECON 121  Principles of Accounting I                              3 credits
The principles of financial accounting for individuals and business entities, including the use of accounting data in making business decisions and public policy. Prerequisite: Permission of the department.
          Grade Method: REG/AUD
[0119] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             STAFF
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm


ECON 122  Principles of Accounting II                             3 credits
Continuation of ECON 121. Prerequisite: ECON 121. For more information contact elg734@hotmail.com.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0120] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             GERKIN, E
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV013)


ECON 311  Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis                     3 credits
Economic theory of consumer behavior, production and costs, the firm, price, distribution, general equilibrium and welfare. Prerequisite: ECON 101 and MATH 151 or MATH 155. For more information contact mbradley@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0121] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             BRADLEY, M
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 208)


ECON 312  Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis                     3 credits
Systematic study of the theory of aggregate economics, including the level and growth of national income and employment, the degree of utilization of productive capacity and the general level of prices. Introduces models and techniques used in modern macroeconomic theory. Models will be linked to a discussion of the performance of the U.S. economy. To macroeconomists, performance means looking at measures like inflation, unemployment, and growth. Provides a thorough understanding of the mechanisms that drive these variables. This course explores diversity of opinion and its practical importance for the conduct of macro policy. Prerequisite: ECON 101, ECON 102, and MATH 151 or MATH 155. For more information contact bobc@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0122] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             CARPENTER, R
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (PUP 206)


ECON 320  Elements of Quantitative Methods for                    3 credits
          Management                                        
This course is designed to teach selected topics in mathematics, statistics and models of decision-making to economics and administrative sciences students interested in improving their ability to learn the techniques of modern management. Prerequisite: ECON 101 and STAT 121 or its equivalent. For more information contact jasonp@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F
[0123] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             PALMATEER, J
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (SOND110)
[0124] 6061 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             PALMATEER, J
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (SOND202)


ECON 374  Fundamentals of Financial Management                    3 credits
Fundamentals of financial management, including financial and working-capital analysis and forecasting, asset pricing theory, capital budgeting, capital structure and cost of capital, dividend policy and special topics in financial management. Prerequisite: ECON 101, ECON 102, ECON 121, ECON 122, and STAT 350 or STAT 351 or STAT 355 with a grade of "C" or better and permission of the instructor. For more information contact atang@moac.morgan.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0125] 6040 Meets 05/31/2005 - 06/24/2005             TANG, A
            TuThF......9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 231)


ECON 408  Managerial Economics                                    3 credits
Application of economic analysis to resource allocation within the firm. Problems associated with production scheduling, inventory management, product promotion and distribution are analyzed. Prerequisite: ECON 311 and ECON 320.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0126] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             DASGUPTA, N
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (PUP 105)


ECON 410A Selected Topics in Financial Economics                  3 credits
Introduces students to the theory and practice of financing new ventures in the context of global capital markets. Utilizing a combination of readings, lectures, case studies, and simulations, we explore the differences between entrepreneurial finance and other types of finance and the challenges facing entrepreneurs as they attempt to attract resources to new and growing enterprises. Principal topics covered include the economic theory underlying entrepreneurial finance, business planning, valuation, financial contracting, exits and harvesting, and the interaction between finance and strategy. We also examine the function of financial markets unique to entrepreneurial finance, such as the venture capital sector. Case studies are drawn from both the United States and a wide variety of other countries. Prerequisite: ECON 374 and permission of the instructor. For more information contact lingelbach@jhu.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0127] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             LINGELBACH, D
            TuTh.......9:00am-12:10pm (PUP 208)


ECON 410B Selected Topics in Financial Economics                  3 credits
This course prepares the student to understand more fully the causes for and the multiple effects of the unprecedented demographic trends now developing and to join and interpret the rising debate on the form and substance of social insurance programs into the 21st century. The Departments of Economics and Public Policy are offering this cross-listed 400-600 level course as an elective for advanced undergraduates in Economics (as ECON 412), Financial Economics (as ECON 410), and will offer academic credit for graduate students (as PUBL 610A) in Public Policy, Gerontology, Applied Sociology or Economic Policy Analysis. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. For more information contact gribbin@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0128] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             GRIBBIN, J
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 208)


ECON 411  Topics in Microeconomics Economic History               3 credits
          of the American Family                            
The American Family has changed dramatically from colonial times to the present. This course surveys changes in fertility, education, divorce, old age-support, and time allocation from 1750, through the industrial revolution, to modern times. Economic models of household behavior in specific periods are developed to deepen understanding of the historical processes. Prerequisite: ECON 311. For more information contact lord@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0129] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             LORD, W
            TuTh.......5:30pm- 8:40pm (PUP 208)


ECON 412  Topic in Macroeconomics                                 3 credits
This course prepares the student to understand more fully the causes for and the multiple effects of the unprecedented demographic trends now developing and to join and interpret the rising debate on the form and substance of social insurance programs into the 21st century. The Departments of Economics and Public Policy are offering this cross-listed 400-600 level course as an elective for advanced undergraduates in Economics (as ECON 412), Financial Economics (as ECON 410), and will offer academic credit for graduate students (as PUBL 610A) in Public Policy, Gerontology, Applied Sociology or Economic Policy Analysis. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. For more information contact gribbin@umbc.edu.
(PermReq) Grade  Method: REG THIS  IS A CROSS-LISTED
          COURSE WITH ECON 410B.
[0130] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             GRIBBIN, J
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 208)


ECON 416  The Economics of Law                                    3 credits
Assessment of the role of economics in jurisprudence. Applications of economic theory to analyze and evaluate the doctrines of the main types of common law-property, liability, contract and criminal law - as means to promote efficiency. Other topics may include copyright and First Amendment issues. Prerequisite: ECON 311. Note: Also listed as PUBL 617. For more information contact brennan@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0131] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             BRENNAN, T
            MW.........1:00pm- 4:10pm (SOND205)


ECON 421  Introduction to Econometrics                            3 credits
Fundamentals of regression methods applied to empirical analysis of economic phenomena. Topics include single-equation regression models with classical assumptions, special econometric techniques for non-classical regression models and simultaneous-equations models. Prerequisite: ECON 311, ECON 312, and STAT 351 or its equivalent. For more information contact hock.guan.ng@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0132] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             NG, H
            TuTh.......1:00pm- 4:10pm (SOND205)


ECON 423  Economic Forecasting                                    3 credits
Study of the application of economic statistics to forecasting problems. Topics covered include analysis of cross-section and time-series data, use of published economic indicator series and forecasting methodology. Prerequisite: ECON 312 and STAT 351 or its equivalent. For more information contact dgetter@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[0133] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             GETTER, D
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (SOND205)


ECON 471  Money and Capital Markets                               3 credits
A broad survey of the flow of funds through capital markets and financial institutions, with emphasis on the U.S. markets. Topics will include: the roles of money and capital markets, intermediation and the role of financial institutions, the role of the Federal Reserve, interest rate determination, the nature and purposes of financial institution regulation, the nature of risk confronted by financial institutions and strategies for mitigating those risks. Prerequisite: ECON 374 and ECON 311. For more information contact russm@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG
[0135] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             Morris, R
            MW.........9:00am-12:10pm (ITE 233)


ECON 482  International Finance                                   3 credits
Introduction to international monetary relations. A study of exchange rate determination, balance of payments phenomena and international monetary systems. Prerequisite: ECON 312 and permission of the instructor. For more information see www2.mcdaniel.edu/Bus_Econ/mcintyre/482UMBC.html or contact mcintyre@mcdaniel.edu.
(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
[0136] 6060 Meets 05/31/2005 - 07/08/2005             MCINTYRE, K
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (ACIV145)


ECON 490  Analytic Methods in Economics                           3 credits
Study of linear algebra, derivatives, differentials and optimization. Each topic is followed by economic applications. Prerequisite: ECON 311. For more information contact mathomas@umbc.edu.
          Grade Method: REG/AUD
[0137] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             THOMAS, M
            MW.........6:00pm- 9:10pm (PUP 206)


ECON 493  Individual Research in Economics                        3 credits

(PermReq) Grade   Method:   REG/P-F/AUD   Individual
          Instruction  course: contact department or
          instructor to obtain section number.


ECON 701  Individual Study in Economics                           3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG/P-F/AUD
[7672] 7060 Meets 07/11/2005 - 08/19/2005             GETTER, D
            TuTh.......6:00pm- 9:10pm (SOND205)


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