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Economics Courses

EC 111
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics deals with choices made by individuals, families and organizations as they use limited resources. Specifically, how buyers and sellers make their decisions in a marketplace. Students analyze various market conditions and public policy options. Topics covered include consumer behavior, small businesses, big corporations, monopolies, public policy concerns regarding efficiency, equity, and the environment. Group: II.

EC 112
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics explores possible solutions to national economic problems such as inflation, unemployment, economic cycles, budget planning, and trade deficits. Students consider Federal Reserve policy, interest rates, taxation, and exchange rates under various scenarios. Group: II.

EC 222
Economics of Sports
This applied economics course explores various aspects of the economics of sports and sports leagues, with a major focus on empirical analysis.  The class will consider a number of topics including competitive balance, player pay, public financing of stadiums and collegiate sports.

EC 302
International Economics
International Economic looks at the trade relations among nations. Students examine the institutions and practices that promote or hinder trade relations. Topics include: free trade vs. protectionism, international monetary systems, global economic integration, international competitiveness, and developing economies in a new world order. Offered selectively. Prerequisite: EC 111 or EC 112 or permission. Group: II.