Spring 2015 Economics Courses in the Spotlight

Spring 2015 Economics Courses in the Spotlight


ECON 120CH – Honors Econometrics C (1 unit)

This small seminar allows students an opportunity to get to know the professor and for the professor to get to know you, while expanding on the material taught in Econ 120C. May be taken concurrently with Econ 120C or after successful completion of it. Please send a message via the VAC for clearance to add the class.

Mondays: 9:00-10:50am on 3/30, 4/13, 4/27, 5/4 and 5/11.
Professor Yixiao Sun

ECON 135 – Urban Economics (4 units)

Economic analysis of why cities develop, patterns of land use in cities, why cities suburbanize, and the pattern of urban commuting. The course also examines problems of urban congestion, air pollution, zoning, poverty, crime, and discusses public policies to deal with them. Prerequisites: Econ 2 or 100A; and Math 10A or 20A. Please send us a message via VAC, requesting to add the class if you have taken Econ 100A, as the system won’t currently recognize it as satisfying the prerequisite.

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-4:50pm
Professor Michelle White

ECON 198 – Intro to Nonmarket Valuation (2 units)

This course is for those students interested in environmental and resource allocation and/or cost benefit analysis. We will examine the theory and methods for estimating the economic value of non-market resources through hands-on applications using real-world and simulated data. Prerequisites: Econ 100C or Econ 131 or Econ 132 or Econ 145, or consent of instructor. Please send a message via the VAC for clearance to add the class.

Class will meet from 10:00-11:20am on: 4/3, 4/6, 4/17, 4/20, 5/1, 5/4, 5/15, 5/18, 5/29, 6/1.
Professor James Hilger

This specific topic can only be taken once. Students can petition to combine this 2 unit course with Econ 173AL – Applied Finance Laboratory (another 2 unit course) for a standard UD econ elective.


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