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Courses and Instructors

The Department of Economics offers a wide range of courses taught by outstanding professors. Instructor evaluation results can be found on IPB's website. To see a copy of the course syllabus, please click on the course names below.  Please visit Western's Bookstore website for the appropriate textbook(s).

Fall/Winter/Summer 2016/2017

NEW: Course changes and a new Minor


Fall 2016

All course outlines are available on Owl for registered students. A course outline will be linked to the course entry below when available.
(Fall Office Hours)

1000 - Level Courses

Course Number

Section(s)

Name

Instructor

1021A 001 Principles of Microeconomics Trela
1021A 002 Principles of Microeconomics Rivers, E.
1021A 003 Principles of Microeconomics Hammond
1021A 004 Principles of Microeconomics Kahnert
1021A 650 Principles of Microeconomics Hammond
1022A 001 Principles of Macroeconomics Gillmore

2000-Level Courses

Course Number Section(s) Name Instructor
2001A 001 Economics for Engineering and Science Students Gillmore
2122A 001 Econometrics I Gillmore
2122A 002 Econometrics I Gillmore
2124A 001 Economic Development I MacDonald
2139F 001 Macroeconomic Policy Davies
2150A 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Trela
2150A 002/003 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Rivers, E.
2151A 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II Stirling
2152A 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I Cho
2152A 002 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I MacDonald
2154A 001 Money McKeon
2155A 001 Labour Economics - Theory Stirling
2156A 001 Labour Economics - Bargaining Stirling
2159A 001 Public Finance - Expenditure Trela
2166F 001 Economics of Air Transportation Chung
2167A 001 International Economics McKeon
2172A 001 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics Trela
2191A 001 Risk and Financial Institutions McKeon

Honors Courses

Course Number Section(s) Name Instructor
2220A 001/002 Intermediate Macroeconomics I Cociuba/Short
2222A 001/002 Intermediate Econometrics I Mullins
2260A 001/002 Intermediate Microeconomics I Zheng
2288F 001 Economic Policy I Chung
3310A 001 Advanced Mathematical Economics Streufert
3311F 001 Economics of China Sicular
3320A 001 Advanced Macroeconomics I Caucutt
3325A 001 Economic Development II Caucutt
3328A 001 Public Finance: Expenditure Mehta
3332A 001 Financial Economics Bester
3363F 001 Political Economy I Slivinski
3364A 001 Industrial Organization I Slivinski
3388A 001 Applied Econometrics I Bester
4400E 001 Senior Research Seminar in Economics Castro/Robinson/Saunders/Sicular


Winter 2017

All course outlines are available on Owl to registered students. A course outline will be linked to the course entry below when available.
(Winter Office Hours)

1000-Level Courses

Course Number Section(s) Name Instructor
1021B 001 Principles of Microeconomics Trela
1022B 001 Principles of Macroeconomics Rivers, E.
1022B 002 Principles of Macroeconomics Gillmore
1022B 003 Principles of Macroeconomics Hammond
1022B 004 Principles of Macroeconomics Gillmore
1022B 650 Principles of Macroeconomics Hammond

2000-Level Courses

Course Number Section(s) Name Instructor
2123B 001/002 Econometrics II Stirling
2125B 001 Economic Development II MacDonald
2128B 001 Economics of China Liu
2129B 001 Managerial Economics Slivinski
2141B 001 Principles of Mathematical Economics I Hossain
2150B 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Trela
2151B 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II Cho
2152B 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I MacDonald
2152B 002 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I Li
2153B 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy II McKeon
2157G 001 Urban Economics Rivers, E.
2160B 001 Public Finance - Revenue Rivers, E.
2162B 001 Comparative International Business McKeon
2165G 001 Industrial Organization Chung
2169G 001 Economics of Health Care Trela
2181B 001 Foundations of Financial Economics McKeon
2182B 001 Economics of Sports Gillmore
2184B 001 Cost-Benefit Analysis Trela

Honors Courses

Course Number Section(s) Name Instructor
2210B 001 Principles of Mathematical Economics I Stirling
2221B 001/002 Intermediate Macroeconomics II Short
2223B 001/002 Econometrics II Saunders
2261B 001/002 Intermediate Microeconomics II Goltsman/Pavlov
2289G 001 Economic Policy II Davies
3318G/His 3426G 001 Making a Living in the Middle Ages: Farmers, Guild Artisans & Merchants Karakacili (History)
3329B 001 Public Finance: Taxation Davies
3344B 001 Labour Economics I Robinson
3353B 001 International Finance Ramanarayanan
3362B 001 Empirical Industrial Organization Rivers, D.
3366B 001 Economics and Law I Chung
3382B 001 Advanced Microeconomics I Aguiar
3390G 001 Special Topics in Economics & Economic Policy - Human Behaviour Lochner
4400E 001 Senior Research Seminar in Economics Castro/Robinson/Saunders/Sicular
4496G 001 Special Topics in Economics V Bester

Summer Courses 2017

This is currently a tentative schedule. All course outlines will be available on Owl for registered students. A course outline will be linked to the course entry below when available.

Course Number Section Name Instructor
1021A 001 Principles of Microeconomics Hammond
1021A 650 Principles of Microeconomics Rivers, E.
1022B 001 Principles of Macroeconomics Hammond
1022A 650 Principles of Macroeconomics Rivers, E.
2122A 001 Econometrics I Kang
2123B 001 Econometrics II Mancino
2150A 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Hossain
2150A 650 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Grynkiv
2151B 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II Liu, Z.
2152A 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I Carew
2153B 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy II Zhang, Z.
2156A 001 Labour Economics - Bargaining Potter
2167A 001 International Economics Choi

Special Topics Offered 2016/2017:

Economics 3390G - Human Behaviour

This course will examine economic theories of human behaviour and how those theories can be used to understand current economic/social problems in developed economies. First, we will examine the recent rise in earnings inequality and its underlying causes. Second, we will discuss differences in earnings by race/ethnicity and gender, focusing on economic theories and evidence regarding those theories. Third, we will discuss the enormous social costs of crime and policy alternatives aimed at reducing crime.

Economics 4496G - Economics of Sports

This course studies player and team valuation, managerial decisions, and inventive structures in professional and collegiate sports as well as esports.  We discuss the "Moneyball revolution":  how statistical metrics such as WAR, VORP, and Adjusted Plus/Minus work and are used by managers.  We explore incentives created by salary caps, roster bonuses, and contract structure in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL.  Finally we look at the emerging esports industry, focusing on similarities to and differences with traditional sports leagues and how it will evolve over the next 5-10 years.