University of Mississippi

Undergraduate Courses

101. INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS. Primer for students who wish to have basic economic literacy, understand different economic concepts and policies and develop critical thinking skills. (3).

202. PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS. The nature of economics, economic concepts, and institutions; the role of the price system in directing the production of goods and services; distribution of income; and comparative economic systems. (3).

203. PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS. Resources and goals of the economy; national income; unemployment; money and banking; fiscal and monetary policy; contemporary problems; economic growth; and international economics. Prerequisite: ECON 202. (3).

230. ECONOMIC STATISTICS I. Statistical decision making, parameters, probability, sampling, inference, tests, comparative experiments, linear correlation, and time series analysis. Prerequisite: C minimum in (Math 261 or Math 267 or Math 271). (3).

302. ECONOMIC STATISTICS II Sampling, parametric and nonparametric testing, multiple regression and correlation, experimental design, and Bayesian statistics. Prerequisite: Minimum of C in Econ 230. (3).

303. MONEY AND BANKING. Nature and functions of money and banking; relation of money and credit to the American political system, the Federal Reserve System, and national economic goals. Prerequisite: C minimum in ECON 203. (Same as FIN 303). (3).

305. CURRENT ECONOMIC TOPICS. Relevant social, political, and economic issues: air pollution, urban renewal, the gold problem, population growth, consumerism, inflation, unemployment. (3).

307. MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS. The economic analysis of managerial decision making. Emphasis on pricing, investment, resource allocation, compensation, and organizational structure. Prerequisite: C minimum in ECON 202, 203; C minimum in MATH 267 or co requisite MATH 262. (3).

308. OPERATIONS RESEARCH. Probability, Bayesian analysis and statistical experience in matrix algebra, linear programming, PERT, and inventory analysis. Prerequisite: C minimum in BUS 230. (Same as BUS 308). (3).

310. ENGINEERING ECONOMY. Principles of economics for engineers. Cost concepts and cost estimation, financial and profitability analysis of alternative projects, and the fundamentals of project management. Open to engineering students only or with consent of instructor. (3).

312. LAW AND ECONOMICS. Economic models and economic reasoning are applied in studying specific areas of the law, such as property, contract, tort, crime and punishment, antitrust and regulation, as well as broader issues related to the jury system, the judiciary, common law versus statute law and constitutions. (3).

320. CURRENT GLOBAL ECONOMIC ISSUES. The application of microeconomic and macroeconomic tools to analyze current global economic issues, including market interdependence, trade disputes and liberalization, currency realignments, and economic policy coordination. The course also examines the 1990s Asian economic crisis, including underlying causes and consequences. (3).

335. AN ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE SOUTH. A survey of the major economic developments in the South since the Civil War, with special emphasis on Southern economic growth and its effects on the United States generally. (Same as HIS 335). (3).

398. INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMICS. Factors influencing prices, resource allocation, and income distribution with emphasis on demand, supply, technology, and market structure. Prerequisite: C minimum in ECON 202, and C minimum in MATH 267 or co requisite MATH 262. (3).

399. INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMICS. Aggregate economics; effect of key economic variables on employment, production, consumption, investment, saving, money, government expenditures, and price levels. Prerequisite: C minimum in ECON 203 and C minimum in MATH 267 or MATH 261. (3).

401. GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS. Economic analysis of public policies affecting the structure, behavior, and performance of firms and industries; antitrust legislation; other aspects of the market process. Prerequisites: C minimum in ECON 202 and ECON 203. (3).

402. ECONOMETICS. The use of statistical methods to analyze economic data, with special emphasis on methods related to the classical linear regression. The course will include estimation, hypothesis testing, prediction and the use of econometric software. Pre-requistie: minimum grade of C in Econ 230 Prerequisites: C minimum in Econ 230 (3).

403. MATHEMATICAL ECONOMICS. This course covers the mathematical techniques employed in economic analysis and the formal development of economic relationships. Applications of mathematical analysis to both macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts and models are presented.  Topics include linear algebra, differential calculus, comparative statics, and optimization. Prerequisites: C minimum in Econ 398 and Econ 399. (3).

406. NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS. Analysis of economic problems associated with optimum use of land and natural resources with emphasis on energy. Prerequisite: C minimum in ECON 202 and ECON 203. (3).

408. URBAN ECONOMICS. Application of microeconomics to the study of urban areas covering such topics as why cities exist, why cities grow and shrink, land prices, land-use patterns, and the locational decisions of individuals and firms within a city. Important policy issues facing urban economies are also explored, such as autos and highways, congestion, pollution, public transportation, crime, and property taxation. Prerequisite: C minimum in ECON 398. (3).

417. LABOR ECONOMICS. A theoretical and institutional examination of labor markets, including wage theories, unionism, and problems of security. Prerequisite: C minimum in ECON 202 and ECON 203. (3).

422. ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT Investigates current economic and business environment of the South. Examines interaction of social and economic factors affecting discrimination, poverty, and economic development. Prerequisites: C minimum in ECON 202 and ECON 203. (3).