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The Department of Economics offers over 100 undergraduate courses throughout the academic year including core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, operations research, and elective courses in various fields. Information on our courses can be found in the corresponding pages on the left. Should you have additional questions not covered by the information contained or resources listed on this Web site, please e-mail us at econugadvisor@ucsd.edu or send a message through the Virtual Advising Center. New Courses not yet included in catalog:

ECON 5: Data Analytics for the Social Sciences (Cross-listed with POLI 5D.) Introduction to probability and analysis for understanding data in the social world. Students engage in hands-on learning with applied social science problems. Basics of probability, visual display of data, data collection and management, hypothesis testing, and computation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: Econ 5, POLI 5, or POLI 5D. While not a required course for any of our majors, if you are interested in adding coding in Excel, Stata and R to your skill set, we highly encourage you to enroll in Econ 5/Poli 5D in SP18.

ECON 106: International Economic Agreements Examines reasons for international economic agreements, their design, the strategic interactions that determine how the agreements are implemented and sustained, and consequences for global welfare and inequality. Draws on international economics, game theory, law and economics, and political economy, to understand international economic agreements. These tools are used to understand multilateral trade & investment agreements, such as NAFTA, and international organizations, such as the WTO. Prerequisites: Econ 100B and Econ 102 (for SP18 we will accept Econ 101 or 102). ECON 112: Macroeconomic Data Analysis Examines time series methods for data analysis with an emphasis on macroeconomic applications. Students are provided with an overview of fundamental time series techniques, hands-on experience in applying them to real-world macroeconomic data, and expertise in performing empirical tests of policy-relevant macroeconomic theories, such as the permanent income hypothesis, the Keynesian fiscal multiplier, and the Phillips curve. Prerequisites: Econ 110B and Econ 120B or Math 181B.

ECON 117: Economic Growth (updated course description) Topics will include: long-run economic growth and differences in income per capita across countries in the present day; Malthusian dynamics and the transition to modern growth; measuring income welfare across countries and time; development accounting; the Solow Growth Model; physical capital accumulation; human capital; misallocation and total-factor productivity; firm management practices; technology adoption; agricultural productivity gaps; rural-urban migration; structural transformation; innovation and endogenous growth. Prerequisites: Econ 100A.

ECON 138: Economics of Discrimination This course will investigate differences in economic outcomes on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. We will study economic theories of discrimination, empirical work testing those theories, and policies aimed at alleviating group-level differences in economic outcomes. Prerequisites: Econ 1. ECON 167: Economics of China Survey of the Chinese economy. Topics such as economic growth, China’s transition to a market economy, international trade, financial markets, labor markets, and industrial structure. Prerequisites: Econ 1 and Econ 3. Course offerings for 2018-2019:

If a professor (or STAFF) is listed in the term, the course is currently scheduled to be offered in that term. The number of lectures per class is shown by the number of instructors (or staff) listed, for example, in Winter 2019, there will be two classes of ECON 3 (taught by Ramey, V., so she is listed two times). Please note that all course offerings are subject to change.

The Department of Economics offers over 100 undergraduate courses throughout the academic year including core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, operations research, and elective courses in various fields. Information on our courses can be found in the corresponding pages on the left. Should you have additional questions not covered by the information contained or resources listed on this Web site, please e-mail us at econugadvisor@ucsd.edu or send a message through the Virtual Advising Center. New Courses not yet included in catalog:

ECON 5: Data Analytics for the Social Sciences (Cross-listed with POLI 5D.) Introduction to probability and analysis for understanding data in the social world. Students engage in hands-on learning with applied social science problems. Basics of probability, visual display of data, data collection and management, hypothesis testing, and computation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: Econ 5, POLI 5, or POLI 5D. While not a required course for any of our majors, if you are interested in adding coding in Excel, Stata and R to your skill set, we highly encourage you to enroll in Econ 5/Poli 5D in SP18.

ECON 106: International Economic Agreements Examines reasons for international economic agreements, their design, the strategic interactions that determine how the agreements are implemented and sustained, and consequences for global welfare and inequality. Draws on international economics, game theory, law and economics, and political economy, to understand international economic agreements. These tools are used to understand multilateral trade & investment agreements, such as NAFTA, and international organizations, such as the WTO. Prerequisites: Econ 100B and Econ 102 (for SP18 we will accept Econ 101 or 102). ECON 112: Macroeconomic Data Analysis Examines time series methods for data analysis with an emphasis on macroeconomic applications. Students are provided with an overview of fundamental time series techniques, hands-on experience in applying them to real-world macroeconomic data, and expertise in performing empirical tests of policy-relevant macroeconomic theories, such as the permanent income hypothesis, the Keynesian fiscal multiplier, and the Phillips curve. Prerequisites: Econ 110B and Econ 120B or Math 181B.

ECON 117: Economic Growth (updated course description) Topics will include: long-run economic growth and differences in income per capita across countries in the present day; Malthusian dynamics and the transition to modern growth; measuring income welfare across countries and time; development accounting; the Solow Growth Model; physical capital accumulation; human capital; misallocation and total-factor productivity; firm management practices; technology adoption; agricultural productivity gaps; rural-urban migration; structural transformation; innovation and endogenous growth. Prerequisites: Econ 100A.

ECON 138: Economics of Discrimination This course will investigate differences in economic outcomes on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. We will study economic theories of discrimination, empirical work testing those theories, and policies aimed at alleviating group-level differences in economic outcomes. Prerequisites: Econ 1. ECON 167: Economics of China Survey of the Chinese economy. Topics such as economic growth, China’s transition to a market economy, international trade, financial markets, labor markets, and industrial structure. Prerequisites: Econ 1 and Econ 3. Course offerings for 2018-2019:

If a professor (or STAFF) is listed in the term, the course is currently scheduled to be offered in that term. The number of lectures per class is shown by the number of instructors (or staff) listed, for example, in Winter 2019, there will be two classes of ECON 3 (taught by Ramey, V., so she is listed two times). Please note that all course offerings are subject to change.