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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2019 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Economics 220  

Economics 220

Department of Economics, School of Arts and Sciences


Chair: Thomas J. Prusa

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Barry Sopher

Director of Graduate Studies: Hilary Sigman


Rosanne Altshuler, B.A., Tufts; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Douglas H. Blair, B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale

Michael D. Bordo, B.A., McGill (Canada); M.S., London School of Economics; Ph.D., Chicago

Roberto Chang, B.S.S., Universidad Catolica Del Peru; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Ira N. Gang, B.A., Johns Hopkins; M.A., Ph.D., Cornell

Gary A. Gigliotti, B.A., Pittsburgh; M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia

Joseph P. Hughes, A.B., Davidson College; Ph.D., North Carolina

Jennifer Hunt, S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Harvard

Todd Keister, B.S., Duke; Ph.D., Cornell

Mark R. Killingsworth, A.B., Michigan; B.Phil., Ph.D., Oxford

Roger W. Klein, A.B., California (Berkeley); Ph.D., Yale

Richard P. McLean, B.S., Pennsylvania State; M.A., M.S., Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)

Bruce Mizrach, A.B., M.A., Tufts; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Carolyn Moehling, B.A., Michigan State; Ph.D., Northwestern

Anne Morrison Piehl, A.B., Harvard; Ph.D., Princeton

Thomas J. Prusa, B.A., Georgetown; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford

Hugh T. Rockoff, A.B., Earlham College; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Hilary Sigman, B.A., Yale; M.Phil., Cambridge; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

John Tomas Sjöström, B.A., Stockholm; Ph.D., Rochester

Barry Sopher, B.A., Ph.D., Iowa

Norman R. Swanson, B.A., Waterloo (Canada); M.A., Ph.D., California (San Diego)

Eugene N. White, B.A., Harvard; B.A., Oxford; M.A., Ph.D., Illinois

Associate Professors:

Colin Campbell, A.B., Columbia; Ph.D., Northwestern

Oriol Carbonell-Nicholau, B.A., M.A., Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain); Ph.D., New York

John S. Landon-Lane, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Comm., Canterbury (New Zealand); M.A., Ph.D., Minnesota

Yuan Liao, B.A., Tsinghua (China); Ph.D., Northwestern

Neil Sheflin, B.A., SUNY (Stony Brook); Ph.D., Rutgers

Assistant Professors:

Amanda Agan, B.A., George Mason; M.A., Ph.D., Chicago

Diego Anzoategui, B.A., Buenos Aires (Argentina); M.A., Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina); Ph.D., New York

Zhifeng Cai, B.A., Hong Kong; Ph.D., Minnesota

Bingxiao Wu, B.A., Tsingua University (China); Ph.D., Northwestern

Xiye Yang, B.A., Peking; Ph.D., Amsterdam

Economics is the study of individual and collective decision-making given the limited availability of material resources. The economics curriculum is designed to contribute to a liberal arts education by increasing a student's understanding of the economic problems that confront individuals and societies and to prepare students for graduate work in a variety of fields. Majors are expected to develop skills that permit critical analysis of important economic problems, and are exposed to a wide variety of economic policy issues.

The curriculum stresses such skills as gathering and interpreting information, predicting the consequences of specific decisions, evaluating alternative choices, and managing public and private enterprises. Computer applications are a major component of instruction. The economics major provides a sound basis for a variety of professional careers, including graduate study in economics, business, management science, law, and public policy. A successful major also is well prepared for employment opportunities that demand strong analytical skills. Students who anticipate business careers may find courses in financial economics and international economics particularly beneficial.

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