2020-2021 Catalog 
    Nov 28, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, Quantitative (B.S.)

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Professors Gitter, MacLeod, Simon
Associate Professors Breidenbach, Bryan, Rahman, Skosples, Yazar
Assistant Professors Charna, Vollrath, West

Primary Economics Faculty: Gitter, Rahman, Simon, Skosples, Yazar

The quantitative economics major emphasizes

Learning Objectives

Major Requirements

Economics and Business Department Courses – A C- or better is required in all prerequisite courses.

Required Courses

Required Courses:

ECON 110  – Principles of Economics
ECON 251  – Research Methods
ECON 252  – Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 259  – National Income and Business Cycles
MATH 110  – Calculus I
MATH 230  – Applied Statistics
ECON 355  – Econometrics
CS 110  – Introduction to Computer Programming

Elective Courses

Quantitative Electives: - 4 course, of which:

Economics Electives – 2 courses:

ECON 353  – Development Economics
ECON 372  – International Economics
ECON 375  – Industrial Organization
ECON 378  – Public Finance
ECON 385  – Mathematical Analysis for Economists
ECON 387  – Introduction to Game Theory
ECON 388  – Behavioral Economics

Mathematics and Computer Science Electives – 2 courses:

MATH 111  – Calculus II
MATH 210  – Multivariable Calculus
MATH 280  – Differential Equations
CS 210  – Intermediate Computer Science and Data Structures
CS 300 1  – Database and Machine Learning


Other Information

Capstone Experience

Students majoring in Quantitative Economics are required to complete a quantitative capstone experience.  This experience can be completed via a substantial quantitative project either in a course or an independent study.  For instance, an individual project, including a presentation of results in the Econometrics course would satisfy the capstone experience requirement.

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