Detailed Course Descriptions
In this course students study the economic theory of international trade, trade restrictions, and policy, with application and evaluation of the theory to data obtained from economic databases. Practice is provided in reading and understanding published sources of data and analysis. Students must write a 20 page research paper on a topic of their choosing incorporating both theory and data analysis.
International Monetary Systems
This course examines the principles and practices of foreign exchange, international money markets, the balance of payments, payments adjustment mechanisms and the national policies for achieving both domestic and international objectives. Practice is provided in understanding recent international economic events and current policy issues. Students must write a 20 page research paper on a topic of their choosing incorporating both theory and data analysis.
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics focuses on how choices are made by individuals, firms, and the government. We study how those choices are transmitted and affected by market organizations and prices, and through that mechanism, what the broader implications are. Students must analyze economic data obtained from the BEA, ILO, and FRED databases using Excel.
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics studies the theory and measurement of changes in the levels of prices, employment, national income and other economic aggregates. Topics addressed include money and the banking system, international economics, unemployment and inflation, and government stabilization policy. Students must analyze economic data obtained from the BEA, ILO, WTO, and FRED databases using Excel.
Trinity University Evaluations: Pdf
Private, Primarily Undergraduate Institution; 10-30 students/class. Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, International Trade and International Monetary SystemsUniversity of Minnesota: Pdf
Public, Research focused institution. Usually 250-500 students/class. Principles of Macroeconomics and Intermediate Macroeconomics.