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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Programs of Study For Liberal Arts Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Economics 220  

Economics 220

Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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Chairperson: Barry Sopher

Director of Undergraduate Studies: Thomas J. Prusa

Undergraduate Adviser: Jeffrey I. Rubin


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

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

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

Manoranjan Dutta, B.A., M.A., Calcutta; 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

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)

Martin K. Perry, A.B., Missouri (Columbia); A.M., Ph.D., Stanford; J.D., Rutgers (Newark)

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

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

Jeffrey I. Rubin, A.B. Rutgers; Ph.D., Duke

Louise B. Russell, Research Professor, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research; B.A., Michigan; Ph.D., Harvard

Joseph J. Seneca, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania

John Tomas Sjöström, B.A., Stockholm (Sweden) Ph.D., Rochester

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

Robert C. Stuart, B.C., British Columbia; M.S., Ph.D., Wisconsin

Hiroki Tsurumi, B.Comm., Hitotsubashi (Japan); M.A., Saskatchewan; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

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

Associate Professors:

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

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

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

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

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

Assistant Professors:

Colin Campbell, B.A., 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

Filippo Occhino, Laurea in Economic and Social Sciences, M.A., Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi di Milano (Italy); Ph.D., Chicago

Daijiro Okada, B.A., M.A., Tohoku (Japan); Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)

Professors Emeriti:

Robert J. Alexander, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Monroe Berkowitz, A.B., Ohio; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia

Jessie Hartline, B.S., Maryland; M.B.A., New York; Ph.D., Rutgers

Matityahu Marcus, B.A., CUNY (Brooklyn College); Ph.D., Brown

Shanti S. Tangri, B.S., Punjab (India); M.A. East Punjab University College; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Michael K. Taussig, B.A., Colorado; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 the options in financial economics and international economics particularly beneficial.

The department's web site contains sample course sequences for students interested in preparing for graduate school in economics, law school, an M.B.A. program, or employment in the public and private sectors. Visit for more information.

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