University of Mississippi

List of Graduate Courses

504. ECONOMIC ISSUES IN AMERICAN HISTORY. Trends and issues in American economic history from the colonial period to the present. Prerequisite: Minimum in ECON 202 and ECON 203. (3).

505. PUBLIC FINANCE. Economics of taxation and government spending. Impact of government fiscal operations on employment, price levels, resource allocation, income distribution, and economic growth. Prerequisite: minimum in ECON 202 and ECON 203. (3).

506. PUBLIC FINANCE ADMINISTRATION. Federal budgeting practices and policies, intergovernmental fiscal relations, cost-benefit studies, economics of state and local governments. Prerequisite: ECON 505. (3).

510. INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND COMMERCIAL POLICY. Reason for trade; analysis of U.S. exports and imports; balance of trade; commercial policy, foreign exchange, gold problems; changing trends. Prerequisite: ECON 403 or ECON 407, and a minimum in both ECON 202 and ECON 203. (3).

513. HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT. Economic thought from Renaissance to the 20th century, with special emphasis on the development of economic doctrines since the 18th century. (3).

520. SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS. Selected issues, problems, research techniques, materials and policies; content varies. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (Credit not available for degrees in Economics or Business Administration). (3).

525. ECONOMICS OF HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES. Strategic issues in high-tech industries; cost structures, process versus product innovations, network externalities, standard setting and coordination games, alliances, licensing and pricing of technology. Prerequisites: C minimum in (Math 261 or Math 267 or Math 271) (3).

540. SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS. Selected topics in economics; content varies. (May be repeated for credit). Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (3).

545. GAME THEORY AND STRATEGIC THINKING. Basic principles of strategic thinking and game theory. Applications to strategic firm interaction, incentives, and bargaining are emphasized. Prerequisite: Econ 202 (Minimum of C grade) and Minimum of C grade in (Math 261, 267 or 271), or Graduate standing. (3).

581. COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. Prerequisite: MGMT 371, MGMT 383, and senior standing or higher. (Same as MGMT 581). (3).

583. LABOR RELATIONS. (Same as MGMT 583). (3).

601. INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION. Theoretical and applied microeconomics to aid in understanding the operation and performance of markets; analysis of market structures and their effects on pricing practices; economic impact of antitrust laws and government regulation upon businesses. (3).

602. MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS. Economic principles applicable to the solution of selected problems facing business decision makers; emphasis upon demand theory and estimation, production theory and cost estimation, pricing decisions, and capital budgeting. (3).

603. BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS. The macroeconomic environment in which business firms must operate and foundations of governmental policy; issues and evidence pertaining to the development and implementation of these policies including the rate of economic growth, interpretation of economic trends, and forecasting business conditions. (3).

604. STATISTICAL METHODS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS. Statistical foundations and applications of nonparametric and multivariate analysis in business and economics. (Same as BUS 604). (3).

605. MICROECONOMIC THEORY. Development of theories of consumption, production, and market interdependence which influence price, output and resource allocation. Prerequisite: ECON 609 or consent of the instructor. (3).

606. MACROECONOMIC THEORY. Determination of income and employment; analysis of theories of consumption, investment and money holdings in the light of classical, Keynesian and post-Keynesian macroeconomic theories. Prerequisite: ECON 404 and ECON 609 or consent of instructor. (3).

607. SEMINAR. Guided individual research in current economic and business problems including research methodology. (3).

609. METHODS OF MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS. Mathematical techniques for use in business and economics; methodology for investigation of empirical problems arising in business and economics. (3).

610. PUBLIC CHOICE. The theory of nonmarket decision making in a representative democracy. Topics include voting rules, legislative processes, bureaucracy, public goods, and the growth of government. (3).

612. OPERATIONS RESEARCH. Quantitative techniques for decision making; Baysian analysis, Markov process, game theory, inventory control, queuing theory, and mathematical programming. Prerequisite: ECON 604 or ECON 609 or consent of instructor. (3).

614. ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS. Multi-input, multi-output models; alternatives to the profit maximization objective; welfare theory. (Continuation of ECON 605). (3).

615. PUBLIC FINANCE. Expenditure, revenue, and debt operations at the various levels of government; fiscal theories and programs designed to achieve economic goals. (3).

616. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. A survey of the economic theory of development. Topics covered will include early approaches to development theory, the neoclassical reaction, newer planning models, research and infrastructure, urban and rural labor markets, population, trade, and the political context. (3).

617. LABOR ECONOMICS. Advanced study of wage and employment theory; discussion of theory and empiricism associated with labor supply and mobility. (3).

619. MONETARY THEORY. The ideal and practical role of money in the determination of economic activity. (3).

620. PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS. A doctoral seminar on the analysis of selected public policy issues. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. (3).

621. THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE. Theory of international trade; theories of comparative advantage and effects of tariffs and other trade policies. Recent theories of trade in the presence of scale economics and/or imperfect competition. Prerequisite: ECON 605 or ECON 609 or consent of instructor. (3).

623. INTERNATIONAL MACROECONOMICS. Behavior of output and employment under fixed and flexible exchange rates. Static and dynamic models of the balance of payments, current account, and exchange rate determination. Prerequisite: ECON 606 or consent of instructor. (3). (Z Grade).

624. ECONOMICS OF HUMAN RESOURCES. Labor force concepts and their measurements; labor force participation, problem groups, and employment trends (regional and national); analysis of the human capital investment decision; growth of human capital and its effect on the economy. (3).

625. LABOR AND MANPOWER POLICIES AND PROBLEMS. Advanced seminar on selected topics of current interest in labor and manpower; various techniques in analyzing particular types of problems in labor and manpower economics; special related research topics. (3).

628. ADVANCED MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS. Recent developments and major issues in contemporary macroeconomic theory and empirical research. Topics include equilibrium analysis, inflation theory, dynamic analysis, and growth models. (3).

629. STATISTICAL METHODS FOR ECONOMICS AND FINANCE. A coverage of statistical methods to prepare students for future study of econometrics. ECON 629 is prerequisite to ECON 630. Prerequisite: MATH 262. (3).

630. ECONOMETRICS I. Econometric methods, including estimation and testing of single equation models using classical least-squares, generalized least-squares, and maximum likelihood procedures. Problems related to single equation methods: serial correlation, heteroscedasticity, etc. Prerequisite: 629 or consent of instructor. (3).

631. ECONOMETRICS II. Advanced econometric methods and applications, including time-series analysis, multivariate regression, and simultaneous equation estimation and related problems. Prerequisite: ECON 630. (3).

643. MICROECONOMICS RESEARCH SEMINAR. Seminar on selected topics in contemporary microeconomic research. May be repeated once for credit. (3).

645. MACROECONOMICS RESEARCH SEMINAR. Seminar on selected topics in contemporary macroeconomic research. May be repeated once for credit. (3).

647. ECONOMETICS RESEARCH SEMINAR. Seminar on selected topics in contemporary econometric research. May be repeated once for credit. (3).

650. RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM IN ECONOMICS AND FINANCE. Presentation and discussion of current research in economics and finance. May be repeated for credit. (1). (Z Grade).

697. THESIS. (1-12).

797. DISSERTATION. (1-18).