Spring 2014

Applied Microeconomics Seminar

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-412

Moodle site: Course (Guest Accessible)

Faculty

Jessica Wolpaw Reyes (Section 01)

Description

The field of applied microeconomics (“applied micro”) is a fundamentally outward-looking branch of economics. Applied microeconomists take economic theories and methodologies out into the world and apply them to interesting questions of individual behavior and societal outcomes. This upper-level seminar will start with an overview of the field and its methodologies, followed by foundational material in econometric identification and behavioral economics. We will then address substantive areas such as environmental economics, the fetal origins hypothesis, antisocial behavior, economics of crime, and the economics of gender, race, and inequality. Specific topics will vary from year to year. Most of the course will be devoted to close reading of research papers, including discussion of the relative merits of particular theoretical and empirical methodologies. Students will participate actively in class discussion, make oral presentations, evaluate empirical data, and write analytical papers.

Requisite: ECON 300/301 (Microeconomics) and ECON 360/361 (Econometrics). Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Professor Reyes.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to junior and senior economics majors. In order to achieve a diverse group, students may also be asked to describe their academic background and interest in the course.

Cost: 150 ?

Keywords

Research attentive, Writing attentive, Quantitative Reasoning

Offerings

2013-14: Offered in Spring 2014
Other years: Offered in Fall 2014
 

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