Environment, Agriculture, and Food: Rockonomics I want to highlight four factors that are important in generating a superstar economy. One Microeconomic Methods course, chosen from: Search Catalog.
The topics are essentially the same as those covered in ECON 21020, but this foundations course in econometrics gives a more systematic introduction to the application of statistical theory to economic applications. The core component consists of three courses:. Specific topics include evolutionary theory, natural and sexual selection, game theory, cost-benefit analyses of behavior from an evolutionary and a behavioral economics perspective, aggression, power and dominance, cooperation and competition, biological markets, parental investment, life history and risk-taking, love and mating, physical attractiveness and the market, emotion and motivation, sex and consumer behavior, cognitive biases in decision-making, and personality and psychopathology.
Examples of methods covered are simulation-based techniques, regularization via coefficient and matrix penalization, and regression and classification methods such as trees, forests and neural networks.
The three-quarter empirical methods sequence is comprised of a course in linear algebra, a course in statistics, and a course in econometrics, and is designed for students who complete the MATH 15000s sequence or higher.
Managing in Organizations. This was clearly demonstrated in a fascinating experiment conducted by the sociologists Matt Salganik and Duncan Watts. Their take-home pay was rising even more rapidly, in percentage terms, than the pay of the rich. The Economics of Sports. The economists used 34-year windows to stay consistent with their original chart, which covered 1980 through 2014.
This course is about managing people - oneself and others. Throughout the course, I draw heavily on real business examples and use cases to illustrate the application of the techniques and tools.
The first part of the course examines the demand for health and medical and the structure and the consequences of public and private insurance. Note s: Introduction to Macroeconomics. Introduction To Finance.
Most people do not want to think of their favorite singer as greedy. A lower minimum wage and regressive tax changes sent a clear signal that maintaining fairness was not a priority. The course involves programming and work with data. An astonishing 84 percent of total income growth from 1979 to 2011 went to the top 1 percent of families, and more than 100 percent of it from 2000 to 2007 went to the top 1 percent.
To examine the role of fairness at the workplace, in a recent experiment Ernst Fehr and coauthors randomly varied the pay of members of pairs of workers who were hired to sell membership cards to discotheques in Germany.
These two introductory courses are designed for students with limited or no prior course work in economics. Billington at the beginning of the last century, nearly as great [an increase] as that which the business leaders of the present generation have made on those of the last. The topics will include the theory of individual choice, games of complete and incomplete information, and equilibrium concepts such as Nash equilibrium.
Growing the economy from the middle out is not only an economic necessity; it is also a national imperative.