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Computer Modeling

Introduction to the use of computer techniques in economic policy evaluation; policy applications to international economics, public finance and development economics; computer analysis of linearized and nonlinear models using Excel and GAMS. Students required to complete a major modeling project. Pre-requisites: ECON205D and 210D. One course / 3 units.

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International Monetary Economics

Financial aspects of growth and income determination, and macroeconomic policy in open economies. Applications to exchange rate determination, capital markets, fluctuations in the trade balance and current account, monetary and fiscal policies in open economies, currency crises, and monetary reform. Significant research component required. Economics MA students only. One course / 3 units.

Applied Econometrics in Microeconomics

Empirical research in microeconomics, with emphasis on three main sub-fields: labor economics, public economics, and industrial organization. Focus on current empirical research in these areas and student independent analysis of current research using statistical software. Same as ECON411, but additional work required. Not open to students who have taken ECON411. Pre-requisite: ECON208D or 608D. One course / 3 units.

Introduction to Econometrics

Data collection, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Use of econometric models for analysis and policy. Same as ECON208D but requires additional term paper; not open to students who have taken Economics 208D. Economics MA's only. All other students require permission number. Pre-requisites: ECON21 and 22 or 201D; MATH212 (co-requisite); STA101, 111, 230, 130 or 250, or MATH230 or 342. One course / 3 units.

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Computer Modeling

Introduction to the use of computer techniques in economic policy evaluation; policy applications to international economics, public finance and development economics; computer analysis of linearized and nonlinear models using Excel and GAMS. Students required to complete a major modeling project. Pre-requisites: ECON205D and 210D. One course / 3 units.

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Urban Economics

Introduction to urban and spatial economics. Neoclassical monocentric city spatial model, patterns of land values, property prices, residential density and impact of distressed communities on broader development. Systems of cities and regional growth, role of cities in economic development. United States urban features: ethical and socio-economic effects of housing segregation and implications for discrimination. Tradeoffs between efficiency and fairness in housing resource allocation.

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