Courses

Course Numbering Scheme

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Numbers
ECON21 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON22 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON23 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON24 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON80S Special Topics
ECON89S First-Year Seminar
ECON101 Economic Principles SS
ECON101D Economic Principles SS
ECON111D Introduction to the History of Economic and Business Cultures CZ, EI, SS HISTORY107D
ECON112FS Globalization and Corporate Citizenship EI, SS ETHICS160FS , HISTORY127FS , PUBPOL187FS
ECON119 Introduction to Political Economy EI, SS POLSCI145 , ENRGYENV , MMS
ECON174 Financial Accounting QS, SS
ECON190 Selected Topics in Economics
ECON190A Duke Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Economics
ECON190AS Duke Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Economics
ECON190FS Focus Program Topics in Economics
ECON190S Selected Topics in Economics
ECON201D Intermediate Microeconomics I SS
ECON205D Intermediate Microeconomics II QS, SS
ECON208D Introduction to Econometrics QS, R ISIS
ECON210D Intermediate Macroeconomics QS, SS, STS
ECON212 Engineering Systems Optimization and Economics SS EGR305
ECON222D American Business History CCI, CZ, R, W HISTORY364D, MMS
ECON223S Legal Issues for the Performing Arts EI, SS THEATRST311S , PUBPOL363S , DANCE379S
ECON2312S Adam Smith and the System of Natural Liberty SS, STS HISTORY308S
ECON246 Global Health Supply, Organization, and Financing QS GLHLTH332
ECON247S Non-Profit Cultural Institutions EI, SS THEATRST310S , VMS329S
ECON248 Racial and Ethnic Economic Inequality: A Cross National Perspective CCI, EI, SS PUBPOL294, AAAS244
ECON255S Shakespeare and Markets CCI, SS
ECON260A Economics of a United Europe CCI, SS GERMAN321A, ICS
ECON269A Australia and the Asia-Pacific Economies CCI, SS ICS
ECON270 Life Within Capitalism: A History of its Values, Measures and Struggles CZ, EI ETHICS271 , HISTORY284 , POLSCI252
ECON271 Basic Finance and Investments QS, R, SS ISIS, MMS
ECON272S Investment Strategies R, SS
ECON274 Advanced Financial and Managerial Accounting QS, SS MMS
ECON285 Denial, Faith, Reason: Sustainability and Survival EI ETHICS285 , POLSCI249 , ENVIRON276 , HISTORY325
ECON290 Selected Topics in Economics
ECON290A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Economics
ECON290AS Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Economics
ECON290FS Focus Program Topics in Economics
ECON295 Intellectual Property and Innovation: Law, Policy & Entrepreneurship EI, SS, STS MMS425, SOCIOL425 , ISIS425, PUBPOL425
ECON298D Discovering Education and Human Development I: How Social Scientists Learn from Data EI, R, SS EDUC298D, SOCIOL298D , PSYCH242D , ARTSSCI and University Course 298D
ECON302 Introduction to Economic History CCI, CZ, SS HISTORY306 , ICS303
ECON303A Political Philosophy of Globalization CCI, CZ, EI, SS PHIL237A , POLSCI297A , PUBPOL204A
ECON304 The International Economy, 1850-Present: From Globalization to Globalization CCI, CZ, SS HISTORY310, ICS304
ECON305S History of International Financial and Monetary Crises CZ, EI, SS HISTORY305S, ICS305S
ECON306 Economic History and Modernization of the Islamic Middle East CCI, CZ, SS, W POLSCI351 , Islamic Studies
ECON307A Understanding Financial Bubbles and Crises SS
ECON310S Monetary Markets 4000BC-2000AD CZ, SS
ECON311 History of Economic Thought CCI, R, SS, W HISTORY307 , ICS Marxism and Society
ECON312 Adam Smith and the System of Natural Liberty SS, STS HISTORY308, ICS
ECON313 The Uses of Economics CZ, R, SS, STS, W
ECON314 The History of Modern Macroeconomics from Keynes to the Present SS, W HISTORY309
ECON316 History of Modern Economics SS, STS
ECON316S History of Modern Economics R, SS, STS, W
ECON317S Innovation, Entrepreneurs & VCs R, SS, STS
ECON318S Economic Science Studies SS, STS
ECON319 The Philosophy and Methodology of Economics EI, SS, W PHIL345
ECON321S Art and Markets ALP, CCI, R, SS VMS567S, MMS
ECON322S Crime and Economics SS
ECON322SA Economics of Creative Goods R, SS
ECON323 Microfinance SS
ECON323S Cities as Incubators of Growth CZ, R, SS, W ICS325S
ECON324A International Finance SS
ECON325S Economic Analysis of Current Energy Issues SS, STS ENERGY325S
ECON326 Islam and the State: Political Economy of Governance in the Middle East CCI, CZ, R, SS POLSCI308 , Islamic Studies
ECON326S Islam and the State: Political Economy of Governance in the Middle East CCI, CZ, R, SS POLSCI308S
ECON327S Decision Making in Business QS, R, SS
ECON328 Regulation and Deregulation in Public Utilities QS, SS
ECON329S Medical Malpractice EI, R, SS, W
ECON331SA The Economics of the Energiewende in Germany EI, SS, STS GERMAN362SA , ENVIRON367SA
ECON332S Time Series for Financial Analysis QS, R, SS
ECON334 Health Economics SS PUBPOL331
ECON335 Economics of Global Health SS, STS GLHLTH335
ECON338 Economics of the Public Sector SS PUBPOL304
ECON339 Environmental Economics and Policy QS, SS, STS ENVIRON363 , Marine Science and Conservation, ENRGYENV
ECON343 The Contemporary Art Market ALP, R, SS ARTHIST261 , MMS
ECON344 History of Art Markets R, SS, STS
ECON345 Urban Economics EI, R, SS, W
ECON346 Philosophical and Conceptual Problems of Entrepreneurship SS PHIL447 , I&E447
ECON347 African Economic Development R, SS, W
ECON348 Women in the Economy CCI, EI, R, SS WOMENST230 , ICS348
ECON351S The Economic and Political Performance of Civilizations CCI, CZ, R, SS POLSCI327S
ECON352 Economic Growth CCI, R, SS ICS356
ECON353 Financial Institutions SS, STS
ECON353A Financial Institutions SS, STS
ECON355 International Trade CCI, SS, STS, W PUBPOL288, ICS358, MMS
ECON355A International Trade CCI, SS, STS, W
ECON361 Prisoner's Dilemma and Distributive Justice EI, SS POLSCI331, PHIL246, Ethics Courses Offered Through Other Departments, ISIS
ECON362 Psychology for Economists R, SS
ECON362S International Trade: Research Frontiers SS, W
ECON367 Models of Conflict and Cooperation SS
ECON368 Behavioral Finance: A Taxonomy of Money Mistakes SS
ECON370 Global Capital Markets SS, W
ECON370A Global Capital Markets SS, W
ECON371 Labor and Family Economics QS, R, SS
ECON372 Intermediate Finance QS, SS
ECON373 Corporate Finance QS, R, SS MMS425
ECON374S New Ventures Operating Plan SS
ECON375 The Economics of Entrepreneurship SS
ECON375A Economics of Entrepreneurship SS
ECON376A Financial Markets in the Global Economy QS, SS
ECON377A The Economics of Financial Derivatives & Financial Engineering QS, SS
ECON378 Financial Risk Management QS, SS
ECON379 Emerging Markets: Finance, Trade, Institutions and the World Economy CCI, CZ, EI, SS ICS379
ECON380 Strategies for Innovation and Entrepreneurship I&E352
ECON389 Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Capstone R, SS POLSCI449, PHIL465
ECON390 Selected Topics in Economics
ECON390A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Economics
ECON390AS Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Economics
ECON390S Selected Topics in Economics
ECON391 Independent Study
ECON392 Independent Study
ECON393 Research Independent Study R
ECON393K Research Independent Study R
ECON394 Research Independent Study R
ECON413 Forecasting Financial Markets QS, SS
ECON431 Research Methods: Energy Markets and Environmental Impacts R, SS, W
ECON431S Research Methods: Energy Markets/Environmental Impacts R, SS, W ENRGYENV
ECON432S Environmental Justice: The Economics of Race, Place, and Pollution EI, R, SS, W ENVIRON332S
ECON433 The Economics of Wages and Employment R, SS
ECON438 Public Finance QS, SS PUBPOL289
ECON455 International Finance CCI, SS
ECON461 How Markets Work: Theory, Evidence and Empirical Tools QS, R, SS
ECON462 Behavioral Economics QS, SS
ECON463 Law and Economics EI, QS, SS
ECON464 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Organization QS, SS MMS
ECON465 Market Power and Public Policy QS, SS PUBPOL310
ECON471 Financial Markets and Investment QS, SS
ECON471A Financial Markets and Investments QS, SS
ECON473 Corporate Finance Theory: Governance, Incentives and Valuation QS, SS
ECON476 Empirical Asset Pricing SS
ECON480S Honors Junior Research Workshop in Finance QS, R, SS
ECON486S Honors Senior Research Workshop in Finance QS, R, SS, W
ECON490 Selected Topics in Economics
ECON490A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Economics
ECON490AS Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Economics
ECON490S Selected Topics in Economics
ECON493 Honors Research Independent Study R
ECON495S Honors Seminar I R, SS, W
ECON496S Honors Seminar II R, SS, W
ECON 676 Empirical Asset Pricing SS
ECON502S Law, Economics, and Organizations PUBPOL602S
ECON503S Microeconomics of International Development Policy SS PUBPOL603S
ECON505 International Trade and Policy SS PUBPOL605
ECON506 Macroeconomic Policy and International Finance SS PUBPOL606
ECON507 The Uses of Economics
ECON512 Equity Valuation and Financial Statement Analysis
ECON513 Structuring Venture Capital and Private Equity Transactions
ECON514 Fixed Income Markets and Quantitative Methods QS
ECON515 Introduction to Law & Economics LAW359
ECON521 Evaluation of Public Expenditures SS PUBPOL596 , ENVIRON532
ECON522S Seminar in Applied Project Evaluation R, SS PUBPOL597S
ECON523 Microfinance
ECON527 Regulation and Deregulation in Public Utilities
ECON529S Medical Malpractice
ECON530 Resource & Environmental Economics I SS ENERGY520 , PUBPOL576 , Marine Science and Conservation
ECON530D Resource and Environmental Economics and Policy ENVIRON520D, PUBPOL575D
ECON530L Resource and Environmental Economics and Policy ENVIRON520L , PUBPOL575L , Marine Science and Conservation
ECON530S Investment Strategies
ECON531 Resource & Environmental Economics II SS ENVIRON521 , PUBPOL584
ECON541S Global Inequality Research Seminar ALP, CCI, R, SS AAAS642S , SOCIOL642S , POLSCI642S, PUBPOL645S
ECON542S Social Change, Markets, and Economy in China CCI, SS SOCIOL651S
ECON544S Computer Modeling
ECON547S Economy, Society, and Morality in Eighteenth-Century Thought R, SS POLSCI675S
ECON548S Political Economy of Growth, Stabilization and Distribution R, SS POLSCI645S
ECON550S Global Responses to the Rise of China CCI, SS SOCIOL650S
ECON553 Labor Economics
ECON554 Urban Economics EI, R, SS, W
ECON555S International Trade and Policy R, SS CANADIAN
ECON556 Economic History and Modernization of the Islamic Middle East
ECON557S International Macroeconomics
ECON558 Islam and the State: Political Economy of Governance in the Middle East
ECON561 African Economic Development
ECON564 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Organization SS, STS
ECON567S Computer Modeling QS, R, SS, W
ECON568S Current Issues in International and Development Economics SS, W ICS512S, CANADIAN
ECON570 International Finance
ECON571 Financial Markets and Investments QS, R
ECON572 Intermediate Finance
ECON580 Law and Economics
ECON581 Investment Strategies
ECON590 Selected Topics in Economics
ECON590S Selected Topics in Economics
ECON591 Independent Study
ECON593 Research Independent Study
ECON597 Economic Science Studies SS, STS
ECON601 Microeconomics QS, SS
ECON602 Macroeconomic Theory
ECON604 Mathematical Economics
ECON605 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis
ECON606 Advanced Macroeconomics II
ECON608D Introduction to Econometrics QS, R
ECON612 Time Series Econometrics SS
ECON613 Applied Econometrics in Microeconomics QS, R, SS
ECON620 Game Theory with Applications of Economics and Other Social Scieinces
ECON650 Labor Economics
ECON652 Economic Growth
ECON656S International Monetary Economics R, SS
ECON664 Industrial Organization QS
ECON667 Computer Modeling QS, R, SS, W
ECON672 Empirical Methods in Financial Econometrics
ECON673 Mathematical Finance QS MATH581
ECON674 Financial Derivatives MATH582
ECON675 Corporate Finance Theory: Governance, Incentives and Valuation QS, SS
ECON676 Empirical Asset Pricing SS
ECON690 Selected Topics in Economics
ECON690-82 Topics in Mathematical Finance MATH690-82
ECON690S Selected Topics in Economics
ECON700 Mathematics for Economists
ECON701 Microeconomic Analysis I
ECON701D Microeconomic Analysis I
ECON702 Macroeconomic Analysis I
ECON702D Macroeconomics Analysis I
ECON703 Econometrics I
ECON703D Econometrics I
ECON704 First Year Introduction to Research
ECON705 Microeconomic Analysis II
ECON705D Microeconomic Analysis II
ECON706D Macroeconomic Analysis II
ECON707 Econometrics II
ECON707D Econometrics II
ECON711 Real Analysis for Economists
ECON713 Vocational Skills for Empiricists
ECON751 The Political Economy of Institutions POLSCI762
ECON752 Sustainability and Renewable Resource Economics ENVIRON752
ECON753 Natural Resource Economics ENVIRON829
ECON756 Health Economics: Supply
ECON757 Health Economics: Demand
ECON790 Writing & Presenting in Economics
ECON791 Independent Study
ECON881 Special Topics in Applied Microeconomics
ECON882 Special Topics in Macro International Finance
ECON883 Special Topics in Econometrics
ECON885 Special Topics in Economic Theory
ECON887 Special Topics in Financial Econometrics
ECON890 Special Topics in Economics
ECON890S Special Topics in Economics
ECON898 Directed Research
ECON901 Applied Microeconomics Workshop
ECON902 Macroeconomics and International Economics Workshop
ECON903 Econometrics Workshop
ECON905 Microeconomic Theory Workshop
ECON908 Economic History Workshop
ECON909 Economic Thought and History of Political Economy Workshop
ECON911 Applied Microeconomics Development
ECON951S Applied Microeconomics Research
ECON952S Macroeconomics International Finance Research
ECON953S Research Seminar in Microeconometrics
ECON954 Applied Microeconomics Development Research PUBPOL954
ECON955S Research Seminar in Economics Theory
ECON957S Research Seminar in Financial Econometrics

Core Economics Courses

These courses are the core, required courses for both the B.S. and the B.A. majors in economics. Students with credit for both AP Macro and AP Micro (4 or higher) may receive credit for ECON 101. To receive credit for ECON 101 through an international standardized exam, review the Trinity College policy: http://trinity.duke.edu/undergraduate/academic-policies/credit-AP-IPC-PMC for qualifying stores.

Additionally, please be aware that prerequisites are enforced for ECON 205D. You must have completed your math prerequisite courses before taking ECON 205D.

Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Numbers
ECON101 Economic Principles SS
ECON201D Intermediate Microeconomics I SS
ECON205D Intermediate Microeconomics II QS, SS
ECON208D Introduction to Econometrics QS, R ISIS
ECON210D Intermediate Macroeconomics QS, SS, STS
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Numbers
ECON314 The History of Modern Macroeconomics from Keynes to the Present SS, W HISTORY309
ECON353 Financial Institutions SS, STS
ECON355 International Trade CCI, SS, STS, W PUBPOL288, ICS358, MMS
ECON413 Forecasting Financial Markets QS, SS
ECON455 International Finance CCI, SS
ECON612 Time Series Econometrics SS
ECON656S International Monetary Economics R, SS
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Numbers
ECON322SA Economics of Creative Goods R, SS
ECON334 Health Economics SS PUBPOL331
ECON345 Urban Economics EI, R, SS, W
ECON348 Women in the Economy CCI, EI, R, SS WOMENST230 , ICS348
ECON367 Models of Conflict and Cooperation SS
ECON433 The Economics of Wages and Employment R, SS
ECON438 Public Finance QS, SS PUBPOL289
ECON463 Law and Economics EI, QS, SS
ECON464 Competitive Strategy and Industrial Organization QS, SS MMS
ECON555S International Trade and Policy R, SS CANADIAN
ECON605 Advanced Microeconomic Analysis
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Numbers
ECON302 Introduction to Economic History CCI, CZ, SS HISTORY306 , ICS303
ECON304 The International Economy, 1850-Present: From Globalization to Globalization CCI, CZ, SS HISTORY310, ICS304
ECON311 History of Economic Thought CCI, R, SS, W HISTORY307 , ICS Marxism and Society
ECON312 Adam Smith and the System of Natural Liberty SS, STS HISTORY308, ICS
ECON313 The Uses of Economics CZ, R, SS, STS, W
ECON316 History of Modern Economics SS, STS
ECON316S History of Modern Economics R, SS, STS, W
ECON318S Economic Science Studies SS, STS
ECON319 The Philosophy and Methodology of Economics EI, SS, W PHIL345
ECON343 The Contemporary Art Market ALP, R, SS ARTHIST261 , MMS

Capstone Courses

The M.A. in Economics (MAE), M.S. in Economics & Computation (MSEC), M.S. Quantitative Financial Economics (MQFE), and M.S. in Statistical & Economic Modeling (MSEM) programs require students to select one capstone course and receive a B grade or better in the course. Capstone courses include the following:

Economics
Computer Science
  • COMPSCI 590* Advanced Topics in Computer Science
Business Administration
  • BA 951 Introduction to Finance
  • BA 952 Finance II

*Specific seminar subject to approval.

Modules, Seminars & Workshops

Modules

After the first year, many of the upper-level courses are divided into half-semester modules. The purpose of this structure is to allow students to take courses along methodology lines rather than field lines, and to better align coursework with research interests. Modules only count for 1.5 credits each and are listed under special topics course numbers ECON 881-890. 

Seminars & Workshops

The department organizes seminars (also called "lunch groups") and workshops to encourage an exchange of ideas among students and faculty members who share similar interests. Seminars are listed under course numbers ECON 950-959; workshops are listed under course numbers ECON 900-909.