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AAE and Related Courses

A list of courses offered in the current semester is available in the Schedule of Classes.

Graduate students normally take courses numbered 500 and above, although 400 level courses may sometimes count for graduate degree credit. This list includes courses taught in other departments commonly taken by AAE graduate students.

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AAE Courses

AAE 215 Introduction to Agricultural and Applied Economics. offered fall, spring; 3 credits (S-E)  Introduction to economic ways of thinking about a wide range of problems and issues. Topics include consumption, production, prices, markets, finance, trade, pollution, growth, farms, taxes, and development.  Pre-Reqs: Math 112 or equiv.
AAE 244 The Environment and the Global Economy. offered spring; 3 credits (E)  The "economic way of thinking" about global and regional environmental issues. Topics include climate change, biodiversity preservation, ocean fisheries, environmental impacts of international trade, poverty and the environment, and sustainability. Pre-Reqs: Open to Fr.
AAE 246 Climate Change Economics and Policy. offered fall; 3 credits (S-E)  Climate change and the role of applied economics in related policy analysis and research. Economics of mitigation, adaptation and geo-engineering; integrated assessment; environmental implications of energy use; climate change impacts on land use. Use of economic analysis and modeling for public policy design. Pre-Reqs: Open to Fr.
AAE 289 Honors Independent Study. offered fall, spring; 1-2 credits    Pre-Reqs: Enrolled in the CALS Honors Prgm & So or Jr st. Inter-Ag 288.
AAE 299 Independent Study. offered fall, spring; 1-3 credits    Pre-Reqs: Fr, So or Jr st & written cons inst. Open to Fr.
AAE 306 The Real Estate Process. (Crosslisted with Real Est, Econ, UrbRPl)  offered fall, spring; 3 credits (S-I)  Introductory survey course. Decision-making processes for the manufacture, marketing, management and financing of real estate space. Survey of institutional context, economics of urbanization, historical pattern and structure of city growth, and public policy issues regarding urban environment and business management. Pre-Reqs: So, Jr, or Sr st. Econ 101.
AAE 319 The International Agricultural Economy. offered spring; 3 credits (S-I)  The nature of trade in agricultural products, trade policies and practices of importing and exporting nations, agricultural policies of major trading blocks, market instability and other primary commodity problems, recent history and current developments in multilateral trade policy. Pre-Reqs: 215 or Econ 101 or cons inst.
Instructor: Stiegert, Kyle
AAE 320 Farming Systems Management. offered fall; 3 credits (S-I)  Methods of economic analysis and planning as applied to conventional and alternative farming systems. Pre-Reqs: 215 or Econ 101.
AAE 322 Commodity Markets. offered spring; 3 credits (S-I)  Principles and practices in marketing systems for U.S. agricultural commodities. Vertical organization; forward contracts, future markets, agricultural options and price formation. Alternate management at the farm, processor, wholesale and retail levels. Pre-Reqs: 215 or Econ 101 or equiv.
AAE 323 Cooperatives. offered fall; 3 credits (S-I)  Cooperatives: Analysis of basic principles, structure and organization, legal bases, finance, history and role in U.S. economy. Different types and uses as tools in the U.S. and developing countries. Pre-Reqs: Jr st or cons inst.
Instructor: Reynolds, Anne
AAE 343 Environmental Economics. (Crosslisted with Envir St, Econ)  offered fall; 3-4 credits (S-I)  Microeconomic principles underlying the use of natural resources such as air, water, forests, fisheries, minerals and energy. These principles are applied in the examination of pollution control, preservation vs. development, deforestation, and other environmental issues. Pre-Reqs: Econ 101 or equiv, or cons inst.
AAE 350 World Hunger and Malnutrition. (Crosslisted with Nutr Sci, Agronomy, Inter-AG)  offered spring; 3 credits (B-I)  Hunger and poverty in developing countries and the United States. Topics include: the concept of food as a right, the biology of malnutrition, the nutrition transition and its impact on health and healthcare, how malnutrition is defined and measured, global hunger trends and differences across regions, seasons, and groups, the dynamics of population, food production and other factors affecting hunger and malnutrition, specific challenges facing selected countries, hunger alleviation programs, including international aid, case studies of how families cope with hunger and poverty Pre-Reqs: Open to Fr.
Instructor: Stiegert, Kyle
AAE 373 Globalization, Development and Poverty. (Crosslisted with Intl St.)  offered spring; 3 credits   Addresses the process of globalization -- trade, international capital flows, labor migration and remittances, and aid – from the perspective of developing economies and the development process. Pre-Reqs: Econ 101 and 102, or Econ 111, or equiv, or cons instr.
AAE 374 The Growth and Development of Nations in the Global Economy. (Crosslisted with Intl St)  offered fall; 3 credits (I)  This course explores the roles of markets, states, and civil institutions, using economic theory, computer simulations, and historical experience to better understand the forces that shape the wealth and well-being of nations and people around the world. Pre-Reqs: AAE 215, or Econ 101, or Econ 102, or equiv.
AAE 375 Special Topics. 1-3c Topics vary from semester to semester
AAE 399 Coordinative Internship/Cooperative Education. offered fall, spring, summer; 1-8 credits    Pre-Reqs: Cons suprvsg inst, advisor, & intrshp progm coordinator
AAE 419 Agricultural Finance. offered fall; 3 credits   An examination of financial markets, the theory of capital, financial analysis, and financial management. Pre-Reqs: 215 or Econ 101.
Instructor: Jones, Bruce L.
AAE 421 Economic Decision Analysis. (Crosslisted with Econ 421.)  offered fall; 4 credits (S-I)  Managerial oriented, applied presentation of microeconomic theory. Quantitative emphasis with extensive homework use of spreadsheets and written executive summaries of applied economic analyses. Applications on natural resources and agricultural markets. Pre-Reqs: Econ 301 and Stat 301, or equiv.
Instructor: Gould, Brian W.
AAE 462 Latin American Economic Development. (Crosslisted with Econ, Intl Bus)  offered spring; 3 credits (S-A)  A historico-institutional analysis of development problems in the principal Latin American countries, with attention to differentiation of national growth patterns and alternative development strategies. Pre-Reqs: Econ 102 or 111 and Jr st.
AAE 473 Economic Growth and Development in Southeast Asia. (Crosslisted with Econ)  offered fall; 3 credits (I)  Evaluates economic development strategies in Southeast Asia and their inplications for growth, distribution and environment. Students learn trade and development theory as well as specific knowledge of Southeast Asian economic development. Pre-Reqs: Two crses in AAE and/or Econ, or cons inst.
Instructor: Coxhead, Ian
AAE 474 Economic Problems of Developing Areas. (Crosslisted with Econ)  offered spring; 3 credits (S-I)  Analyzes aggregate growth, income distribution and poverty in lower income economies. Uses microeconomics of imperfect labor, capital and insurance markets to explore why some individuals advance economically as their economies grow and others fall behind. Considers implications of aggregate and micro analysis for national and international economic policy. Pre-Reqs: Two crses in AAE and/or Econ, or cons inst.
AAE 477 Agricultural and Economic Development in Africa. (Crosslisted with Econ)  offered spring; 3 credits (S-I)  Composition, organization, and techniques of agricultural production; economic change and development of agriculture, economic policies, special problems of developing African agriculture. Pre-Reqs: Two crses in AAE and/or Econ, or cons inst.
Instructor: Foltz, Jeremy
AAE 500 Senior Capstone Experience. offered spring; 3 credits   Teaches students how to apply economic theory to economic problems, utilize quantitative techniques in economic analyses, and communicate findings and results of economic analyses.  Pre-Reqs: Sr. st, AAE or ABM major.
Instructor: Cox, Thomas L.
AAE 520 Community Economic Analysis. (Crosslisted with URPL and Real Estate)  offered spring; 3 credits   Economic theory (location and growth) applicable to community economic development; the role of private and public sector in local economic development, and techniques for economic analysis of community. Pre-Reqs: Econ 301.
Instructor: Deller, Steven C.
AAE 526 Quantitative Methods in Agricultural and Applied Economics. (Crosslisted with Econ 526)  offered fall; 4 credits (S-I)  Use of quantitative methods (mathematics, statistics, and optimization) to analyze problems faced by decision makers in natural resources and agriculture. Extensive homework requiring use of quantitative methods via spreadsheet tools to solve problems from an applied decision context. Pre-Reqs: Math 211, Econ 301, Stat 301, or equiv.
AAE 531 Natural Resource Economics. (Crosslisted with Econ and Forest Ecol)  offered spring; 3 credits   Economic concepts and tools relating to management and use of natural resources, including pricing principles, cost-benefit analysis, equity, externalities, economic rent, renewable and nonrenewable resources, and resource policy issues Pre-Reqs: Econ 301 and Math 211, or equiv
Instructor: Parker, Dominic
AAE 540 Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Technology. (Crosslisted with Management and Human Resources))  offered alternating spring semesters; 3 credits   Uses economic concepts to illustrate the nature of technological innovation, competition, and economic growth. Topics: Economics of the intellectual property protection (IPP); market structure and innovation; interaction between public and private sectors; IPP and anticompetitive policies; globalization Pre-Reqs: Econ 301, or equiv
Instructor: Shi, Guanming
AAE 561 Energy Markets. (Env St, Civ KEngr, URPL)  offered fall; 3 credits (S-A)   Energy resources are an essential element of the world's business, political, technical and environmental landscape. Analytic tools provided by the discipline of economics expands our understanding of this critical issue. Energy supply markets reviewed include both fossil fuels and renewable resources. Energy demand sectors include residential, commercial, industrial and transportation. Electricity represents an intermediate energy market. The interactions among these markets participants indicate how scarce resources are allocated among competing needs in the world economy. Pre-Reqs: AAE 215 or Econ 101 or Econ 111
AAE 575 Special Topics. 1-3c Topics vary from semester to semester
AAE 575 Intermediate Environmental Economics. offered fall; 3 credits   This course builds upon introductory environmental economics (AAE 343) by providing a more rigorous numerical problem solving approach. Throughout the course, theoretical tools and empirical techniques necessary for understanding environmental economics will be analyzed at the advanced undergraduate level. The emphasis of this course is on the application of microeconomic principals to deepen students’ understanding of (i) why resource and environmental problems have occurred from the economic point of view, and (ii) what kind of policy tools, which are provided by economics and management science, can usefully be implemented to solve these problems.  Pre-Reqs: AAE 343 and Econ 301
AAE 635 Applied Microeconomic Theory. offered fall; 3 credits   Microeconomic theory applied to consumers, producers, markets, and welfare analysis. Emphasis is on the mathematics of duality and optimization methods. Computer applications of the theory. Pre-Reqs: Two semesters of calc & Econ 301, or cons inst.
Instructor: Shi, Guanming
AAE 636 Applied Econometric Analysis I. offered fall; 3 credits   Introduction to the standard linear regression model with an emphasis on application issues. Includes statistical foundations, hypothesis testing, functional form, model selection and procedures for handling violations of model assumptions. Pre-Reqs: Intermediate statistics, or cons inst.
Instructor: Phaneuf, Daniel
AAE 637 Applied Econometric Analysis II. offered spring; 3 credits   Extension of the standard regression model is the primary focus. Topics: Non-linear regression models, maximum likelihood estimation, panel data, simultaneous equations, linear and nonlinear systems, analysis of discrete choice, limited dependent variables. Empirical economic applications and policy analysis Pre-Reqs: AAE 636 or cons inst
Instructor: Gould, Brian W.
AAE 641 Foundations of Agricultural Economics. offered spring; 3 credits   Overview of the economic performance of agriculture in feeding the growing world population. Examines contemporary economic issues in the food sector, along with research methods used in their analysis. Covers production analysis, risk and uncertainty, food demand, market structure, policy and welfare analysis. Pre-Reqs: AAE 635 and 636, or equivalent
AAE 642 Foundations of Development Economics. offered spring; 3 credits   An overview of development economics, covering both basic theory and empirical applications. Topics include economic growth, trade, measurement of poverty and inequality, human capital, agricultural household models, technology adoption, migration, credit, savings, insurance, infrastructure, and the environment Pre-Reqs: AAE 635 and 636, or equivalent
AAE 643 Foundations of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. offered spring; 3 credits   Survey of historical topics and contemporary research questions in environmental and resource economics. Focus areas include foundational models of human/environment interaction, definition and evaluation of the suite of environmental policy instruments, measuring environmental costs and benefits, and examining natural resource use. Pre-Reqs: AAE 635 and 636, or equivalent
Instructor: Phaneuf, Daniel
AAE 652 Decision Methods for Natural Resource Managers. (Crosslisted with Forest, Envir St)  offered spring; 3-4 credits (B-I)  Applications of quantitative methods, including optimization and simulation, to the management of natural resources, especially forests. Pre-Reqs: Math 211 or equiv & Comp Sci 132 or equiv.
Instructor: Johnston, Craig
AAE 671 Energy Economics. (Crosslisted with Envir St, Econ, UrbRPl, TranPU)  offered spring; 3 credits (S-D)  The method, application, and limitations of traditional economic approaches to the study of energy problems. Topics include microeconomic foundations of energy demand and supply; optimal pricing and allocation of energy resources; energy market structure, conduct, and performance; macro linkages of energy and the economy; and the economics of regulatory and other public policy approaches to the social control of energy. Pre-Reqs: Sr or Grad st and intermed econ or appropriate substitute per cons inst.
AAE 681 Senior Honors Thesis. offered fall, spring; 2-4 credits    Pre-Reqs: Honors candidacy.
AAE 682 Senior Honors Thesis. offered fall, spring; 2-4 credits    Pre-Reqs: Honors candidacy.
AAE 691 Senior Thesis. offered fall, spring; 2 credits    Pre-Reqs: Sr st and cons inst.
AAE 692 Senior Thesis. offered fall, spring; 2 credits    Pre-Reqs: Sr st and cons inst.
AAE 699 Special Problems. offered fall, spring; 1-4 credits (S-A)   Pre-Reqs: Sr st and cons inst.
AAE 705 Applied Microeconomics. offered spring; 3 credits   Focuses on developing a conceptual as well as empirical analysis of microeconomic behavior, including production and consumption analysis, technical change, and investment. Emphasizes empirical applications of microeconomics, with implications for efficiency and welfare analysis. Pre-Reqs: 635 and State 309 or equiv.
Instructor: Chavas, Jean-Paul
AAE 706 Applied Risk Analysis. offered alternating spring semesters; 3 credits   Conceptual empirical analysis of economic behavior under risk and its implications for management and policy decisions. Emphasis on economic applications to the agricultural and food sector. Pre-Reqs: AAE635.
Instructor: Chavas, Jean-Paul
AAE 730 Economics of Development 1. offered spring; 3 credits   Theory and empirical evidence on growth and development in low-income countries. Topics may include: measurement of poverty and inequality, risk and insurance, social networks, technology adoption, education, corruption, institutions, and behavioral economics. Pre-Reqs: Econ 709 and 711, or equivalent
Instructor: Schechter, Laura
AAE 731 Economics of Development 2. (Meets with Econ 877)  offered fall; 3 credits   Theory and evidence on growth and development in emergin economies, with primary focus on globalization, trade, labor markets and human capital. We use open-economy general equilibrium models to examine welfare implications of global shocks and domestic economic policies. Pre-Reqs: Econ 709 and 711, or equivalent
AAE 737 Applied Econometric Analysis III. offered fall; 3 credits   Prepares students for their own empirical work by examining contemporary econometric techniques as they are used in development, environment and natural resources, and agricultural economics. Guides students through a selection of applied models using past and current research as examples. By hearing lectures and working through papers, problem sets, replication exercises, and/or research projects, students will develop a deeper understanding of the many facets of empirical research in economics. Pre-Reqs: Econ 709 and 710
AAE 741 Advanced Policy Analysis. offered alternating fall semesters; 3 credits   Economic efficiency and welfare at the micro and macro levels. Role of contracts and effects of policy instruments related to pricing and trade policy, under uncertainty. Role of technology and effects of globalization in developed and developing countries. Pre-Reqs: Econ 711 or consent of instr.
Instructor: Chavas, Jean-Paul
AAE 746 Frontiers in Agricultural Economics 1. offered spring; 3 credits   Economics of agricultural technology innovation and adoption, properties and measurement of production and productivity, and impact evaluation. Empirical methods, including surveys, experiments, randomized trials, and instrumental variable methods of testing applied microeconomic models. Pre-Reqs: Econ 709 and 711, or equivalent
Instructor: Chavas, Jean-Paul
AAE 747 Frontiers in Agricultural and Applied Economics 2. (Crosslisted with Econ 747.)  offered fall; 3 credits   Organization, design, and performance of food and agricultural markets. Industrial organization; firm boundaries, contracting, and collective action; spatial, temporal, and quality dimensions of market design. Pre-Reqs: Econ 709 and 711, or equivalent
Instructor: Stiegert, Kyle
AAE 760 Frontiers in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 1. offered spring; 3 credits   Economic tools and principles pertaining to the optimal management of natural resources. Theoretical models characterize efficient resource use and predict management decisions under different institutional settings. Empirical applications relate to public and private management of forests, fish, wildlife, minerals, and energy resources. Examples highlight the importance of discount rates, property rights, and government policies. Pre-Reqs: Econ 709 and 711, or equivalent.
Instructor: Parker, Dominic
AAE 762 Frontiers in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 2. offered fall; 3 credits   The role of markets and government in the allocation of environmental goods and services. Topics include public goods, externalities and market failure; policy instruments for dealing with environmental quality problems such as air pollution; and distributional impacts of environmental regulations.  Pre-Reqs: Econ 709 and 711, or equivalent
Instructor: Grainger, Corbett
AAE 770 Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Resource and Energy Economics. offered summer; 3 credits   The fundamental mathematics and statistics necessary for the study of quantitative methods in resource and energy demand. Topics include the mathematics of optimization and its role in basic welfare theory and consumer demand; linear and matrix algebra and their application in both modeling consumer behavior and the statistical analysis of models; and the fundamentals of statistical analysis relevant to econometric analysis of resource and energy demand, including probability theory, sampling distributions, and statistical inference. Pre-Reqs: Enrolled in REDA MA program
AAE 771 Theory to Practice: Fundamentals of Resource and Energy Demand Analysis. offered fall; 3 credits   Applying economic theory to the practice of resource and energy demand analysis. Topics include consumer demand theory and the proper modeling of demand systems, theoretical underpinnings of behavioral economics, welfare theory, cost benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis, and technology adoption and diffusion. Pre-Reqs: Enrolled in REDA MA program
AAE 772 Applied Econometrics of Resource and Energy Demand. offered spring; 3 credits   The estimation of the economic models of resource and energy demand, including evaluation of energy and resource programs, estimating demand systems in the study of dynamic pricing models, estimating discrete choice models, forecasting resource and energy demand from econometric models, and topics in the application of big-data analytics in resource and energy demand analysis. Pre-Reqs: AAE 636 and enrolled in REDA MA program
AAE 773 Seminar in Resource and Energy Demand Analysis. offered spring; 3 credits   Current issues in resource and demand analysis, with weekly presentations by academic researchers and industry professionals, and an emphasis on identifying the correct conceptual approach and methods to address an issue. Pre-Reqs: AAE 771 and enrolled in REDA MA program
Instructor: Glinsmann, Bethany
AAE 774 Practicum in Resource and Energy Demand Analysis I. offered spring; 1 credits   The first in a 2-course sequence that comprises the capstone course in Resource and Energy Demand Analysis, in which students synthesize their training in a simulated "real world" analysis. The course is designed to reflect the full range of professional responsibilities of a resource/energy demand analyst, from data retrieval/cleaning to analysis to reporting. Pre-Reqs: AAE 771 and enrolled in REDA MA program
AAE 776 Practicum in Resource and Energy Demand Analysis II. offered summer; 3 credits   The second in a 2-course sequence that comprises the capstone course in Resource and Energy Demand Analysis, in which students synthesize their training in a simulated "real world" analysis. The courses is designed to reflect the full range of professional responsibilities of a resource/energy demand analyst, from data retrieval/cleaning, to analysis, to reporting. Pre-Reqs: AAE 771 and enrolled in REDA MA program
AAE 777 Survey and Sample Design in Applied Economics. offered fall; 2 credits   Teaches generation and use of survey data. Topics include identification of target population, random, stratified, & cluster sampling, power analysis, survey collection & implementation, retrospective and prospective surveys of respondent choice, experimental choice in survey design, and econometric modeling of respondent choices. Pre-Reqs: Declared in the Resource and Energy Demand Analysis graduate program
AAE 780 Research Colloquium. offered spring;   For AAE Ph.D. students to develop a dissertation proposal. Working in groups and with some additional feedback from individual advisors. Developing research questions, literature search, word models, math models, testable hypotheses, identification strategies. Working with data, using LATEX, giving presentations. Peer review of weekly assignments. Developing cohort for subsequent feedback through dissertation writing and job search.
AAE 799 Practicum in Agricultural and Applied Economics Teaching. offered fall, spring; 1-3 credits   Instructional orientation to teaching at the higher education level in the agricultural and life sciences, direct teaching experience under faculty supervision, experience in testing and evaluation of students, and the analysis of teaching performance. Pre-Reqs: Grad st & cons inst.
AAE 835 Game Theory and Political Analysis. (Crosslisted with Pol Sci)  offered spring; 3  credits   An introduction to the tools of game theoretic analysis, with reference to the use of game theory in political science. Intended for those desiring a basic familiarity with the theory, and for those planning further work in formal modeling. Pre-Reqs: Grad st.
AAE 881 Benefit-Cost Analysis. (Crosslisted with Pop Health St, Pub Affr, Envir St)  offered fall, spring; 3 credits   This course will present the welfare economics underpinnings for evaluating the social benefits and costs of government activities. Issues such as uncertainty, the social discount rate, and welfare weights will be discussed; case studies from the environmental, social policy, and agricultural areas will be studied. Pre-Reqs: Grad status, PA 818 and 880 or PHS 875, one econ course or cons instr.
AAE 982 Interdepartmental Seminar in the Latin-American area. (Crosslisted with Anthro, Econ, Geog, History, Jour)  offered ; 1-3 credits    Pre-Reqs: Grad st & cons inst.
AAE 990 Research and Thesis. offered ; 1-12 credits    Pre-Reqs: Cons inst.
AAE 999 Special Work-Agricultural and Applied Economics. offered fall, spring; 1-3 credits    Pre-Reqs: Special Work-Agricultural and Applied Economics. I, II, SS; 1-3 cr.

CALS Interdisciplinary Courses

CALS Interdisc/Animal Sci 375 Special Topics. I; 1-4 cr. Subjects of current interest to undergraduates. P: Cons inst.


Ec 521 Game Theory and Economic Analysis. I; 3 cr (I). The study of multi-agent, interactive decision problems, with emphasis on questions of coordination, cooperation and conflict. Applications include relations between countries, competition between firms, bargaining between unions and firms, and contests between political candidates. P: Econ 301, Math 222.

Ec 606 Mathematical Economics II.3-4 cr. Advanced mathematical topics and techniques used in economic analysis. Deterministic and Stochastic Control Theory emphasized. P: Econ 605 or equiv.

Ec 664 Advanced International Trade. 3 cr. Policies relating to trade, tariffs, balance of payments, and aid programs, with special emphasis on recent developments and the role played by the United States. P: Econ 464, or Econ 301 (or 311) and 364, or cons inst.

Ec 665 International Trade Policy. 3 cr. International trade policies of the United States and other countries are studied in historical, institutional, and analytical terms. Analysis of international agencies established to promote trade expansion, provide rules of good behavior, and settle trading disputes among countries. P: Econ 464, or Econ 301 (or 311) and 364, or cons inst.

Ec 666 Advanced International Finance. 3 cr. Modern institutions, history, and controversies of international financial relations. Foreign exchange market, the Euro-currency banking system, and central bank intervention in both. P: Econ 464, or Econ 302 (or 312) and 364, or cons inst.

Ec 703 Mathematical Economics I. 3-4 cr. A survey of mathematical techniques used in economic analysis. Linear algebra and optimization techniques are emphasized. P: 2 semesters of adv calc, 1 semester of linear algebra, & Grad st, or cons inst.

Ec 709 Economic Statistics and Econometrics I. 3-4 cr. Probability distributions, statistical inference; multiple linear regression; introduction to econometric methods. P: 2 semesters of adv calc, 1 semester of linear algebra, & Grad st, or cons inst.

Ec 710 Economic Statistics and Econometrics II. 3-4 cr. Extensions of the linear regression model; introduction to multiple equation models. P: Econ 709.

Ec 711 Economic Theory-Microeconomics Sequence. 3 cr. First course in a two-semester sequence: theories of firms, consumers, and markets; or partial and general equilibria in market and centralized economies; topics in welfare economics. P: 2 semesters of adv calc, 1 semester of lineal algebra, & Grad st, or cons inst.

Ec 712 Economic Theory-Macroeconomics Sequence. 3 cr. First course in a two semester sequence: commodity, money and labor markets, their components and general equilibrium; intertemporal optimization and growth theory. P: 2 semesters of adv calc, 1 semester of lineal algebra, & Grad st, or cons inst.

Ec 713 Economic Theory: Microeconomics Sequence. 3 cr. Continuation of 711. P: Econ 711.

Ec 714 Economic Theory; Macroeconomics Sequence.3 cr. Continuation of 712. P: Econ 712.

Ec 741 Theory of Public Finance and Fiscal Policy. 3 cr. Theoretical development of the functions of government in a mixed economy; welfare criteria for efficient government expenditures and taxation; nature of public goods and of redistribution activities of governments. Program budgeting and theoretical issues in cost-benefit analysis. P: Grad st.

Ec 742 Theory of Public Finance and Fiscal Policy. 3 cr. Incidence of tax burdens and expenditure benefits on relative incomes; effect of taxation on microeconomic decisions relating to work effort, investment, and consumption; analysis of the stabilization, growth, and debt management policies in the context of the economy as a whole; problems in international taxation. P: Grad st.

Ec 871 Advanced International Economics. 3 cr. General equilibrium algebraic and geometric modeling of open economies with balanced trade, and the welfare economics of international exchange and barriers thereto. P: Grad st.

Ec 872 Advanced International Economics. 3 cr. Algebraic and geometric modelling of open macroeconomics with unbalanced trade and payments, focussing analytically on the foreign exchange market and the determinants of the exchange rate. P: Grad st.

Ec 879 Seminar-Economic Development.2-3 cr. Individual research and group discussion of selected topics. P: Grad st.

Forest Ecology and Management

FEM 865 Advanced Forestry Economics and Management. 2-3cr. Usefulness and limitations of economic analysis in forest management; relation to decision-making, biological research, major types of forest management decisions, effects of multiple objectives for forest management; forestry applications of administration and personnel management. P: Forestry 651, 652 or equiv. Buongiorno, Stier.


Math 431 Introduction to the Theory of Probability. (Crosslisted with Stat) I, II, SS; 3 cr (N-A). Probability in discrete sample spaces; combinatorial analysis; conditional probabilities, stochastic independence, Laplace limit theorem, Poisson distribution, laws of large numbers, random variables, central limit theorem, applications. P: Math 223 or 234.

Math 443 Applied Linear Algebra. I; 3 cr (N-A). Review of matrix algebra. Simultaneous linear equations, linear dependence and rank, vector space, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, quadratic forms, inner product spaces, norms, canonical forms. For students whose main field of interest is not pure mathematics. Discussion of numerical aspects and applications in the sciences. P: Math 320 or 340 or cons inst.

Math 521 Advanced Calculus. I, II, SS; 3 cr (N-A). Fundamental notions of limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration, for functions of one or more variables, convergence and uniform convergence of infinite series, and improper integrals. P: Math 340 or con reg.

Math 522 Advanced Calculus. II; 3 cr (N-A). Differentials and Jacobians, transformation of coordinates and of multiple integrals, line and surface integrals.P: Math 521.

Political Science

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551 Introduction to Statistical Inference for Political Research. 3-4 cr. Basic statistics course intended to provide students skills essential to read quantitative literature in Political Science and use basic empirical analyses. Fundamentals of probability theory and statistical inference up through bivariate regression and correlation. P: So st.

552 Multivariable Statistical Inference for Political Research. 3-4 cr. Extensive treatment of multiple regression and its variants. P: Poli Sci 551 or equiv.

555 Game Theory for Political Science; an Introduction. 3-4 cr. This course provides an introduction to the method of game theory as applied to political phenomena. Examples will be drawn from a variety of subfields of the discipline. P: Jr st.

742 International Development Planning Theory. (Crosslisted with Urb R Pl, Geog) 3 cr. Provides students with a historical and theoretical foundation for critical thinking about international development planning. P: Grad st or cons inst.

817 Empirical Methods of Political Inquiry: Quantitative. 3 cr. Acquaints students with a wide variety of research methods used to analyze political phenomena, emphasizing quantitative approaches. P: Grad st.

818 Maximum Likelihood Estimation. 3 cr. Develops the theory of maximum likelihood estimation and applies it to models for discrete and limited dependent variables common to political and social science data. P: Poli Sci 551 or equiv.

836 Formal Models in Political Science. 3 cr. Provides an overview of formal, i.e., mathematical, models in political science. It is the second course in a two-semester sequence in formal theory, and builds directly upon the material presented in Political Science 835. P: Poli Sci 835; working knowledge of basic differential & integral calc.

837 Formal Models of International Relations. 3 cr. Provides an overview of the formal theory literature in international relations, including international security and international political economy. P: Grad st & Poli Sci 835.

858 International Development and Policy. (Crosslisted with Pub Affr, Urb R Pl) 3 cr. Issues and problems of economic development and modernization in expanding economies--addressing innovation and entrepreneurship in public and private sectors. Development experiences from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe with techniques for making economic and policy improvements. P: Grad st.


Soc 751 Survey Methods for Social Research. 3 cr. Theoretical and practical issues involved in the design of surveys and their components. Students apply knowledge of survey research techniques to a specific and complete research project. P: Grad st and Soc 361 or equiv.

Soc 752 Measurement and Questionnaires for Survey Research. 3 cr. Analysis and presentation of survey results through contingency table analysis. Techniques for assessing the quality of data produced by survey methods. Practical application of course material to a specific research problem through research reports and other exercises involving data analysis on a topic of the student's choice. P: Soc 751 or permission of inst.


Stat 309 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics. (Crosslisted with Math) I; 4 cr (N-A). Probability and combinatorial methods, discrete and continuous, univariate and multivariate distributions, expected values, moments, normal distribution and derived distributions, estimation. P: For majors in math and stats, Math 223 or 234.

Stat 311 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics. I, II; 4 cr (N-A). Elements of probability, important discrete distributions, acceptance sampling by attributes, sample characteristics, probability distributions and population characteristics, the normal distribution, acceptance sampling plans based on sample means and variances, sampling from the normal, the central limit theorem, point and interval estimation. P: Math 223 or con reg.

Stat 313 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics. I; 4 cr (N-A). Elements of probability, discrete and continuous distributions, moments, moment generating functions, sampling theory, distributions associated with the normal, the central limit theorem, point estimation, principles of maximum likelihood, large sample theory. P: For majors in Business & Soc Sci, Math 223.

Stat 349 Introduction to Time Series. II; 3 cr (N-A). Autocorrelation, elements of spectral analysis; dynamic models; auto-regressive and moving average models; identification and fitting; forecasting; seasonal adjustment; applications in the social sciences and environmental studies. P: Stat 301 or equiv, or cons inst.



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