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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 2017/2018

NEW: Course changes and a new Minor


Fall 2017

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 001/004 Principles of Microeconomics Trela
1021A 002 Principles of Microeconomics E. Rivers
1021A 003 Principles of Microeconomics Hammond
1021A 650 Principles of Microeconomics Hammond
1022A 001 Principles of Macroeconomics Cho

2000-Level Courses

Course Number Section(s) Name Instructor
2122A 001/002 Econometrics I Stirling
2124A 001 Economic Development I MacDonald
2128A 001 Economics of China Liu
2138F 001 Microeconomic Policy MacDonald
2150A 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Trela
2150A 002 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Stirling
2150A 003 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Hossain
2151A 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II Salazar
2152A 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I Choi
2152A 002 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I Cho
2154A 001 Money McKeon
2155A 001 Labour Economics - Theory Robinson
2160A 001 Public Finance - Revenue Rivers
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
2210A 001 Principles of Mathematical Economics I Hossain
2220A 001/002 Intermediate Macroeconomics I Cociuba
2222A 001/002 Intermediate Econometrics I Mullins
2260A 001/002 Intermediate Microeconomics I Zheng
2288F 001 Economic Policy I Chung
3311F 001 Economics of China Sicular
3320A 001 Advanced Macroeconomics I Short
3328A 001 Public Finance: Expenditure Mehta
3332A 001 Financial Economics Gungor
3344A 001 Labour Economics I Robinson
3363F 001 Political Economy I Slivinski
3388A 001 Applied Econometrics I Mehta
4400E 001 Senior Research Seminar in Economics Kashaev/Short/Sicular


Winter 2018

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 E. Rivers
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
2001B 001 Economics for Engineering and Science Students Gillmore
2123B 001 Econometrics II Saunders
2123B 002 Econometrics II Saunders
2125B 001 Economic Development II MacDonald
2129B 001 Managerial Economics Slivinski
2150B 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I Stirling
2151B 001 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II Stirling
2152B 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I MacDonald
2152B 002 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy I Cho
2153B 001 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy II McKeon
2156B 001 Labour Economics - Bargaining Stirling
2157G 001 Urban Economics E. Rivers
2159B 001 Public Finance - Expenditure Trela
2160B 001 Public Finance - Revenue E. Rivers
2162B 001 Comparative International Business McKeon
2169G 001 Economics of Health Care Trela
2176G 001 Economics and Law I Chung
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
2221B 001 Intermediate Macroeconomics II Zhang
2221B 002 Intermediate Macroeconomics II Zhang
2223B 001 Econometrics II Allen
2223B 002 Econometrics II Allen
2261B 001 Intermediate Microeconomics II Salcedo
2261B 002 Intermediate Microeconomics II Salcedo
2289G 001 Economic Policy II Davies
3324G 001 Economic Development I Sicular
3329B 001 Public Finance: Taxation Davies
3330B 001 Advanced Monetary Theory Williamson
3352B 001 International Trade Cardoso
3362B 001 Empirical Industrial Organization Rivers, D.
3364G 001 Industrial Organization Slivinski
3366B 001 Economics and Law I Chung
3382B 001 Advanced Microeconomics I Aguiar
3395B 001 Special Topics in Economics III - Economics of Entrepreneurship Short
4400E 001 Senior Research Seminar in Economics Kashaev/Short/Sicular

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.