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Economics Summer Courses

Classes listed as "online" during Session I or II will meet synchronously online during a portion of their scheduled meeting times with additional coursework to be completed asynchronously. Session III online courses are all asynchronous (exceptions are noted in course descriptions).

Hybrid courses will meet in person on campus; however, the university will continue to implement the Flexible Hybrid Learning Environment to keep the community safe and allow for the possibility of remote attendance as necessary.


Fordham students please check courses in my.fordham.edu for the most accurate Attribute listings.

ECON 1100 PW1 - Basic Macroeconomics
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchronous

Investment, GDP, interest rates, the budget deficit, inflation, unemployment, banking, monetary and fiscal policies, and exchange rates appear frequently in the media, but are often little understood. Macroeconomics studies these aggregates and their interconnections, and looks as well at the influence of the Federal Reserve and the federal government.

CRN: 12820
Instructor: Anderson
3 credits


ECON 1100 L21 - Basic Macroeconomics
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

Investment, GDP, interest rates, the budget deficit, inflation, unemployment, banking, monetary and fiscal policies, and exchange rates appear frequently in the media, but are often little understood. Macroeconomics studies these aggregates and their interconnections, and looks as well at the influence of the Federal Reserve and the federal government.

CRN: 12593
Instructor: Song
3 credits


ECON 1100 R21 - Basic Macroeconomics
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Investment, GDP, interest rates, the budget deficit, inflation, unemployment, banking, monetary and fiscal policies, and exchange rates appear frequently in the media, but are often little understood. Macroeconomics studies these aggregates and their interconnections, and looks as well at the influence of the Federal Reserve and the federal government.

CRN: 12595
Instructor: Kintanar
3 credits


ECON 1200 L11 - Basic Microeconomics
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 6-9 p.m.

Microeconomics studies the decisions and interaction of consumers and businesses, resulting in an understanding of the process by which prices and quantities are determined in a market setting. Forms of industrial organization such as competition, monopoly and oligopoly are explored. Also studied are the markets for labor and other factors of production.

CRN: 12440
Instructor: Santangelo
3 credits


ECON 1200 R11 - Basic Microeconomics
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Microeconomics studies the decisions and interaction of consumers and businesses, resulting in an understanding of the process by which prices and quantities are determined in a market setting. Forms of industrial organization such as competition, monopoly and oligopoly are explored. Also studied are the markets for labor and other factors of production.

CRN: 12441
Instructor: Tassier
3 credits


ECON 1200 R12 - Basic Microeconomics
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Microeconomics studies the decisions and interaction of consumers and businesses, resulting in an understanding of the process by which prices and quantities are determined in a market setting. Forms of industrial organization such as competition, monopoly and oligopoly are explored. Also studied are the markets for labor and other factors of production.

CRN: 12442
Instructor: Santangelo
3 credits


ECON 1200 PW1 - Basic Microeconomics
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchronous

Microeconomics studies the decisions and interaction of consumers and businesses, resulting in an understanding of the process by which prices and quantities are determined in a market setting. Forms of industrial organization such as competition, monopoly and oligopoly are explored. Also studied are the markets for labor and other factors of production.

Closed
Instructor: Del Giacco
3 credits


ECON 2140 R11 - Statistics I
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

This course introduces students to descriptive statistics, probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling methods, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing.

Closed
Instructor: Themeli
4 credits


ECON 2140 R12 - Statistics I
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This course introduces students to descriptive statistics, probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling methods, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing.

CRN: 12443
Instructor: Kintanar
4 credits


ECON 2140 PW1 - Statistics I
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchronous

This course introduces students to descriptive statistics, probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling methods, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing.

Closed
Instructor: Migliaccio
4 credits


ECON 2140 L21 - Statistics I
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

This course introduces students to descriptive statistics, probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling methods, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing.

Closed
Instructor: Lahaye
4 credits


ECON 2142 L11 - Statistical Decision Making
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This computer-assisted course develops the student's ability to collect data, postulate a hypothesis or a model, select the appropriate statistical technique, analyze the data using statistical software, draw correct statistical inference and clearly summarize the findings. Specific topics include chi-square tests, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression and correlation models, time series analysis, and quality control.

Closed
Instructor: Themeli
4 credits


ECON 2142 PW1 - Statistical Decision Making
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchronous

This computer-assisted course develops the student's ability to collect data, postulate a hypothesis or a model, select the appropriate statistical technique, analyze the data using statistical software, draw correct statistical inference and clearly summarize the findings. Specific topics include chi-square tests, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression and correlation models, time series analysis, and quality control.

Closed
Instructor: Burke
4 credits


ECON 2142 L21 - Statistical Decision Making
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

This computer-assisted course develops the student's ability to collect data, postulate a hypothesis or a model, select the appropriate statistical technique, analyze the data using statistical software, draw correct statistical inference and clearly summarize the findings. Specific topics include chi-square tests, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression and correlation models, time series analysis, and quality control.

CRN: 12598
Instructor: Vali
4 credits


ECON 2142 R21 - Statistical Decision Making
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This computer-assisted course develops the student's ability to collect data, postulate a hypothesis or a model, select the appropriate statistical technique, analyze the data using statistical software, draw correct statistical inference and clearly summarize the findings. Specific topics include chi-square tests, analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression and correlation models, time series analysis, and quality control.

CRN: 12599
Instructor: Burke
4 credits


ECON 3118 R11 - Microeconomic Theory
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Theory of demand, price-output, equilibrium of firms under different market conditions, theory of production and determination of factor prices.

CRN: 12445
Instructor: Tassier
4 credits


ECON 3256 R11 - Comparative Economic Systems
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

Survey of the salient features of alternative economic systems; the mixed economies of the western world and Japan, the reforms in the former Soviet, Eastern European, and Chinese economies; problems of measuring economic performance.

CRN: 12446
Instructor: Santangelo
4 credits


ECON 3453 R21 - Law and Economics
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

This course applies microeconomic analysis to traditional areas of legal study, such as contract, property, tort and criminal law. The approach applies the 'rational choice' framework used in economics to analyze the purpose, effect and genesis of laws. Attention is paid to the effect of legal structures on economic efficiency. Economic analysis of law is one of the fastest-growing and most influential areas of both economic and legal scholarship. This course is of value to both the general economist and students planning to attend law school.

CRN: 12600
Instructor: Themeli
4 credits


ECON 3453 R22 - Law and Economics
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid: MW, 6-9 p.m.

This course applies microeconomic analysis to traditional areas of legal study, such as contract, property, tort and criminal law. The approach applies the 'rational choice' framework used in economics to analyze the purpose, effect and genesis of laws. Attention is paid to the effect of legal structures on economic efficiency. Economic analysis of law is one of the fastest-growing and most influential areas of both economic and legal scholarship. This course is of value to both the general economist and students planning to attend law school.

Closed
Instructor: Themeli
4 credits


ECON 3636 R11 - Money and Banking
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

The role of commercial banks and financial institutions in the creation and allocation of money and credit; the central bank as regulator of the money supply; monetary theory and policy; the international monetary system.

Closed
Instructor: Burke
4 credits


ECON 3740 R11 - Issues in Financial Markets
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

This course provides an in-depth examination and discussion of selected topics in financial markets.  Topics of current interest will be drawn from both academic and non-academic sources

CRN: 12862
Instructor: James
4 credits


ECON 3743 L11 - Stocks, Bonds, Options and Futures
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 6-9 p.m.

This course examines the working of the primary and secondary markets, investment banking, brokers and dealers, the New York and the American Stock Exchanges, the NASDAQ, the options and futures markets. Fundamental and technical analysis is also covered.

CRN: 12448
Instructor: Vali
4 credits


ECON 3886 R11 - Machine Learning for Economists: An Introduction Using R
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

This course introduces students to a set of tools for modeling and understanding (possibly big) data. It blends elements from statistics/econometrics and computer science. It is therefore interdisciplinary in nature and designed for quantitatively inclined students. The course focuses on supervised learning with applications of interest, notably in economics and finance. In the first part of the course, we will define the field, discuss the meaning of model accuracy and the bias-variance trade-off, and briefly review linear regression using R. In the second part, we will extend our study of classifiers, i.e., tools to classify observations into categories, or evaluate the probability that an observation belongs to a category. For example, determining whether (and with what probability) the economy is currently in a recession is a classification problem. Methods may include the logistic regression, the naive Bayes classifier, and the K-nearest-neighbor approach. In the third part of the course, we will study resampling methods: cross-validation and the bootstrap. In the fourth and final part, we will cover more advanced topics that may include model selection and regularization, tree-based methods, or support vector machine.

CRN: 12449
Instructor: Lahaye
4 credits


ECON 3971 PW1 - Urban Economics
Session III, June 1 - August 5, 2021
Online, Asynchronous

Urban Economics is the study of location choices by firms and households. The technological changes and economic factors driving the process of urbanization, and the shift from a "downtown"-centered city to the suburbanized metropolises prevalent in the U.S. today is the central focus of the course. Throughout the course, New York City's history and current situation are used as examples of the economic forces operating on cities. Students will participate in a group project to analyze a major urban problem such as housing affordability, poverty, crime, or education.

Closed
Instructor: Sun
4 credits


ECON 4025 R11 - Bronx Urban Economic Development
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MTWTh, 1-4 p.m.

The course will use economics, urban studies, and social service policy to examine economic, political and social issues that impact the local Bronx community. Topics covered will include budgetary policy, education policy, community development and investment and university/neighborhood relations, among others. ICC.

Closed
Instructor: Combs
4 credits


ECON 5006 R11 - Programming Economics and Finance
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MW, 6-9 p.m.

Graduate course. This course introduces the student to various computer programs and their applications in economics and in finance. The course begins with a general review of programming skills using MATLAB. It then presents other statistical and econometric packages such as SAS and STATA. The course concludes with a review of the LATEX program.

CRN: 12450
Instructor: Rengifo Minaya
3 credits


ECON 5020 R21 - African Economic Development
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid: TTh, 6-9 p.m.

Graduate course. The key objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the economic development problems of Africa, the trade patterns and financial relationships of Africa to the rest of the world. With examples, application, and country case studies, the course covers major development challenges and the possible solutions, the growing influence of African economics in industrialized and developing countries as well as future prospects.

CRN: 12604
Instructor: Themeli
3 credits


ECON 5040 R11 - Strategic Financial Management
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: TTh, 6-9 p.m.

Graduate course. An introduction to the basic questions facing an investor evaluating firm policy. The course covers debt/equity choice, dividend policy, and principle/ agent problems within the firm. The value of the firm under different financial and managerial structures. Current research is surveyed to determine how investors interpret various financial arrangements such as dividend policy, taxes, and stock offerings. Specific attention will be paid to information and incentives of each party in a financial contract in the context of structuring the firm, running the firm efficiently, and if all else fails, bankruptcy.

CRN: 12451
Instructor: Rengifo Minaya
3 credits


ECON 5415 R11 - Gender and Economic Development
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Online: MW, 6-9 p.m.

Graduate course. Analyze the social nature of gender and economic development in a cross-cultural perspective. Topics include household labor, occupational segregation and earnings, inequality in market work, poverty, family structure, public policy and gender equity. The course draws on material from economics and other social sciences to analyze the social nature of gender and economic development in a cross-cultural perspective. Topics include women's household labor; occupational segregation and earnings, inequality in market work; the intersections of gender, class, race, and ethnicity; women and poverty; family structure; public policy and gender equity.

CRN: 12452
Instructor: Combs
3 credits


ECON 5540 R21 - Emerging Markets
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid: MW, 6-9 p.m.

Graduate course. Intended primarily for IPED students interested in analyzing the dynamics of emerging financial markets in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The course compliments POGA 6991- Political Risk Analysis. Students must prepare a country study regarding one country's basic macroeconomic performance, foreign exchange market, and stock market. Use of a computer and the Internet are incorporated into the course to gather data and analyze it statistically. Intended primarily for IPED students, this course explores the dynamics of emerging financial markets in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. Complimenting and expanding upon the skills learned in POGA 6991 Political Risk Analysis, students learn how to prepare a country study regarding their country's leading macroeconomic indicators, the stability of its foreign exchange market, and the likely returns and risks associated with its stock market. Real-time data is obtained from the university's Bloomberg Terminal and the internet. Additional data is available from standard written and CD-ROM statistical sources. Students are taught how to analyze this data using standard statistical software to forecast trends as well as to estimate returns, volatility and cross-correlations. An optimal portfolio of equity investments in emerging markets is estimated. Interest in analyzing the dynamics of emerging financial markets in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

CRN: 12605
Instructor: Schwalbenberg
3 credits


ECON 5771 R11 - Project Assessment
Session I, June 1 - July 1, 2021
Rose Hill, Hybrid: TTh, 9 a.m.-Noon

Graduate course. This course teaches techniques needed to design a results-based system to both monitor and evaluate small community development projects in the global south.  Topics covered include: Constructing, Using, and Assessing a Theory of Change; Building a Monitoring and Evaluation System; Qualitative  Approaches to Evaluation; and Quantitative Approaches to Evaluation such as Randomized Controlled Trials, Differences-in-Differences Techniques, and Matching Techniques. Basic STATA programming techniques will also be learned and utilized.

CRN: 12453
Instructor: Schwalbenberg
3 credits


IPED 8080 R21 - IPED Internship
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021

Graduate course. Graduate course. The IPED Internship course provides IPED graduate students with the opportunity to accumulate relevant professional experience and the practical training they need. This course version requires a substantial research component in addition to the Internship.
 

CRN: 12803
Instructor: Schwalbenberg
3 credits


IPED 8085 R21 - IPED Internship
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021

Graduate course. The IPED Internship course provides IPED graduate students with the opportunity to accumulate relevant professional experience and the practical training they need.

CRN: 12804
Instructor: Schawalbenberg
0.5 credits


IPED 8090 R21 - IPED Intern Fellow
Session II, July 6 - August 5, 2021

Graduate course. The IPED Intern Fellow course identifies IPED graduate students who have obtained prestigious and competitive internships that provide them with an exceptional opportunity to accumulate relevant professional experience and the practical training they need.

CRN: 12805
Instructor: Schawalbenberg
0 credits