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Summer 2015 – Courses

Microeconomic Principles (Cr.3)
50:220:102:Sec.A1:03511 Sakai
5/26-6/18 Time by arrangement
Pascale, Guy
Email:
pascale@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Online course support fee of $100. Economic systems; supply, demand, and role of the market; consumer behavior and utility; firm behavior, cost, and profit; competitive and monopolistic markets for products and inputs; government regulation of markets.

Microeconomic Principles (Cr.3)
50:220:102:Sec.A2:05098 ATG 124
5/26-6/18 M,Tu,W,Th 10:50am-1:30pm
Morelli, Michael
Email:
michael.morelli@rutgers.edu
Economic systems; supply, demand, and role of the market; consumer behavior and utility; firm behavior, cost, and profit; competitive and monopolistic markets for products and inputs; government regulation of markets.

Microeconomic Principles (Cr.3)
50:220:102:Sec.D1:03512 Sakai
6/22-7/16 Time by arrangement
Dasari, Babu
Email:
babu.dasari@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Online course support fee of $100. Economic systems; supply, demand, and role of the market; consumer behavior and utility; firm behavior, cost, and profit; competitive and monopolistic markets for products and inputs; government regulation of markets.

Microeconomic Principles (Cr.3)
50:220:102:Sec.J2:05099 ATG 201
7/20-8/12 M,Tu,W,Th 10:50pm-1:30pm
Brown, Jonathan
Email:
jbrown.econ@rutgers.edu
Economic systems; supply, demand, and role of the market; consumer behavior and utility; firm behavior, cost, and profit; competitive and monopolistic markets for products and inputs; government regulation of markets.

Microeconomic Principles (Cr.3)
50:220:102:Sec.J1:03514 Sakai
7/20-8/12 Time by arrangement
Dasari, Babu
Email:
babu.dasari@rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Online course support fee of $100. Economic systems; supply, demand, and role of the market; consumer behavior and utility; firm behavior, cost, and profit; competitive and monopolistic markets for products and inputs; government regulation of markets.

Macroeconomic Principles (Cr.3)
50:220:103:Sec.A3:03513 ATG 221
5/26-6/18 M,Tu,W,Th 1:40pm-4:20pm
Chiu, I-Ming
Email:
ichiu@camden.rutgers.edu
National income and how it is determined; consumption, investment, and government spending; the monetary system; control of inflation and unemployment; international exchange; alternative economic systems.

Macroeconomic Principles (Cr.3)
50:220:103:Sec.D2:05134 ATG 219
6/22-7/16 M,Tu,W,Th 10:50am-1:30pm
Morelli, Michael
Email:
michael.morelli@rutgers.edu
National income and how it is determined; consumption, investment, and government spending; the monetary system; control of inflation and unemployment; international exchange; alternative economic systems.

Macroeconomic Principles (Cr.3)
50:220:103:Sec.J1:05135 Sakai
7/20-8/12 Time by arrangement
Pascale, Guy
Email:
pascale@camden.rutgers.edu
Online course in Sakai. Online course support fee of $100. National income and how it is determined; consumption, investment, and government spending; the monetary system; control of inflation and unemployment; international exchange; alternative economic systems.

Economics Reasoning and Application (Cr.3)
50:220:200:Sec.J1:05136 Sakai
7/20-8/12 Time by arrangement
Candalla, Carlo
Email:
candalla@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:220:102 or 103. Online course in Sakai. Online course support fee of $100. This course will introduce the essential elements of micro- and macroeconomic reasoning and its practical applications at a fundamental level. Topics include resource allocations, basic economic relations, consumer behaviors and optimal decisions, production and cost analysis, economic and management decisions, market structures, unemployment and inflation, business cycles, financial markets, the United States and global issues, and government policies. After the coverage of each topic, students will be asked to gather economic data/information and use simple analytical tools to examine the validity of each economic practical application. Economic news and real-life examples will be used to demonstrate how each theorem can be applied to practical issues/situations.

History of Economic Thought (C)(Cr.3)
50:220:210:Sec.A2:03516 ATG 221
5/26-6/18 M,Tu,W,Th 10:50am-1:30pm
Hamed, Osama
Email:
hamed@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:220:102 or 103. Satisfies the Civilizations and Heritages General Requirement. Examines the development of economic thought to its present state, with emphasis on present-day shapers of economic thought and analysis, linking historical economic ideas to current issues.

Sports Economics (Cr.3)
50:220:212:Sec.J1:05137 Sakai
7/20-8/12 Time by arrangement
Brown, Jonathan
Email:
jbrown.econ@rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:220:102 or 103. Online course in Sakai. Online course support fee of $100. This course is designed to take a foundational of microeconomic theory and apply it to the sports industry of the United States. It will explore the application of various subsets of microeconomic theory including industrial organization, labor economics, and public economics. Throughout the course, students should be identifying economics issues applied in the context of sports. The course will be looking at problems facing both teams as profit maximizing firms, and athletes as utility maximizing workers. Additionally, students will be able to recognize league and business structure as it relates to industry competition, as well as public finance implications of the sports industry in a local, national, and global economy.

Managerial Economics (Cr.3)
50:220:308:Sec.D1:03517 Sakai
6/22-7/16 Time by arrangement
Brown, Jonathan
Email:
jbrown.econ@rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:220:102 and 103. Online course in Sakai. Online course support fee of $100. Application of economic analysis to practical managerial decision making. Course demonstrates the use of contemporary economic tools and techniques in actual managerial problems relevant to market demand and supply, revenue, costs, profits, optimal pricing, capital budgeting, and product line analysis.

Financial Markets and Institutions (Cr.3)
50:220:325:Sec.D1:05138 Sakai
6/22-7/16 Time by arrangement
Candalla, Carlo
Email:
candalla@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:220:102 and 103. Online course in Sakai. Online course support fee of $100. Roles of banks, insurance companies, investment companies, finance companies, pension funds, credit unions, and such institutions in financial markets, and their impact on how the economic and financial systems function. Lending and borrowing activities, investment portfolio policy, and regulatory environment of each type of financial intermediary examined.

Economics of International Finance (Cr.3)
50:220:329:Sec.J3:05277 ATG 225
7/20-8/12 M,Tu,W,Th 1:40pm-4:20pm
Chiu, I-Ming
Email:
ichiu@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:220:102 and 103. Examines the specific factors of demand and supply that determine exchange rates under the current flexible exchange rate system. Spot and forward markets, purchasing power parity, and interest rate parity considered. Discusses fixed versus flexible exchange rates. Analysis of recent changes in the dollar and other currencies.

Economic Development (Cr.3)
50:220:339:Sec.A1:03519 Sakai
5/26-6/18 Time by arrangement
Desari, Babu
Email:
babu.dasari@rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:220:102 or 103. Online course in Sakai. Online course support fee of $100. Economic and social problems of developing countries: poverty, low savings, inadequate investments, unemployment, inflation, and the transfer of technology, and such social problems as education, health, and administration. Examines development theories models and notes interdependence between developing economies and developed countries, particularly with respect to trade, capital and labor movements, and the transfer of technology.

Economics of Investment and Capital Markets (Cr.3)
50:220:363:Sec.A1:03521 Sakai
5/26-6/18 Time by arrangement
Candalla, Carlo
Email:
candalla@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:220:102 or 103. Online course in Sakai. Online course support fee of $100. Analysis of economic investment by using economic tools: value of firms, economic efficient frontier, lending and borrowing, utility analysis and investment selection, market interest rates, correlation structure of security returns, short- and long-term international investments with foreign risks, capital asset pricing model, efficient markets, and investment decision management.

Special Topics in Economics: Economics of Beer (Cr.3)
50:220:367:Sec.D6:05139 ATG 106
6/22-7/16 M,Tu,Th 6:00pm-9:40pm
Pascale, Guy
Email:
pascale@camden.rutgers.edu
Pre-requisite: 50:220:102 and 103. A brief economic history, including the role of beer in Medieval European public finance, government regulation, consumer protection, and public health, serves as an introduction for the course. Further, the historical impact of technologic change on brewery production, organization, and marketing, is also reviewed. The course also addresses economic issues of modern brewing, including: the evolution of the Belgian beer market during the 20th Century, the impact of industry consolidation and export growth on consumer choice, and the role of brewing in developing markets (India, China, Africa, etc.).