List of Graduate Courses

 
 

Econ 201 (Macroeconomic Theory I)
Theories of income and employment determination and the business cycle; theories of inflation and unemployment; the macroeconomy and the fiscal, monetary, and external sectors; open economy macroeconomics; stabilization policies
Credit: 3 units

Econ 202 (Microeconomic Theory I)
Preference and choice; consumer choice and demand; production, costs, profits, and supply; competitive markets; market structure; externalities, public goods, and market failure; general equilibrium and welfare
Credit: 3 units

Econ 203 (Macroeconomic Theory II)
Theories of consumption, saving, and investment; theories of growth, theories of economic
development and accumulation
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201/COI*

Econ 204 (Microeconomic Theory II)
Information asymmetry; hidden action; equilibrium under uncertainty and over time;
social choice; axiomatic bargaining; incentive- and mechanism-design.
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 202/COI

Econ 205 (Special Topics in Economic Theory) 
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 206 (Mathematical Economics) 
Applications of linear algebra, theory of functions, linear and nonlinear optimization in economic theory
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 207 (Special Topics in Mathematical Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 209 (History of Economic Thought)
Development of important theoretical concepts in economics and political economy; a critical reading of the original sources
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 211 (Economic History)
Economic change, development and the evolution of important institutions in selected countries; the application of economic analysis to historical issues
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 221 (Monetary Economics)
Classical monetary theory; Keynesian models; rational expectations models; development finance; monetary policy
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 222 (Advanced Monetary Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 223 (Special Topics in Monetary Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 231 (Economic Statistics)
Statistical methods in the analysis of economic data meeting minimum needs for quantitative research work in economics
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 232 (Econometrics I)
Estimation of a single linear relationship; the simultaneous equations approach
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202, 231/COI

Econ 233 (Econometrics II)
Simultaneous equations systems, estimation methods and problems
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202, 232/COI

Econ 236 (Economic-Demographic Methods)
Issues and problems in demographic measurement; sources and quality of demographic data; applications of demographic concepts;
model estimation
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 241 (International Economics)
Theory of international trade and factor movements; theory of protection and domestic distortions; exchange-rate theories and balance of payments adjustment mechanisms; macroeconomic policy in an open economy
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 242 (Advanced International Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 243 (Special Topics in International Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 251 (Public Economics) 
Market failures; theory of public goods; public choice and incentive mechanisms for goods allocation; public sector pricing; incentive
effects of taxation; optimal taxation and redistribution
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 252 (Advanced Public Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 253 (Special Topics in Public Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 261 (Industrial Economics)
Analysis of market structure, conduct and performance; determinants of the behavior, scale, scope and organization of business firms; public policy towards business
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 271 (Economics of Agriculture)
Theoretical and empirical analyses of rural institutions and agricultural resource use; technological change; macro-aspects of agriculture
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 272 (Special Topics in Agricultural Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 275 (Natural Resource and Environmental Economics)
Analysis of problems in the development and management of exhaustible and renewable resources; environmental problems and policies
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 276 (Special Topics in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 281 (Human Resource Economics)
Theories of labor supply and demand; aspects of human capital theory; wage structure; labor markets in developing countries; models of unemployment
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 282 (Special Topics in Human Resource Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 283 (Economics of Population)
Determinants of mortality, fertility and migration; interaction between population growth and development; aging; population policy and development planning
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 284 (Special Topics in Economics of Population)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 286 (Health Economics)
Approaches to the study of health economics; determinants of health; behavior of health care markets; non-market alternatives to health care provisions; applications to health problems in developing countries
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 287 (Special Topics in Health Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 291 (Development Economics I)
Theories of economic growth and development; background and comparative analyses of growth in developed and developing countries
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 292 (Development Economics II)
Long-term strategies and policies for economic growth and their underlying problems and issues; projections from macroeconomic models; project evaluation
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 293 (Special Topics in Development Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 295 (Reading Course in Graduate Economics)
Credit: 3-6 units   Prereq: Graduating status in the current semester/COI

Econ 296 (Urban and Regional Economics)
City structure and city systems; urban growth models; location theory; regional income theory and regional interdependence
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 298 (Special Studies in Economics)

May be taken more than once provided topics are different
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 299 (Research Seminar I) 
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 300 (Master’s Thesis)
Credit: 6 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 301 (Advanced Macroeconomic Theory)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 302 (Advanced Microeconomic Theory)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 399 (Research Seminar II)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

Econ 400 (Dissertation)
Credit: 24 units   Prereq: Econ 201, 202/COI

DE 201 (Economic Analysis I) 
The measurement, analysis and control of aggregate economic activity; money and the price level; the role of government; models of the open economy; international trade and the balance of payments
Credit: 3 units

DE 202 (Economic Analysis II)
The theory of consumer behavior and the theory of the firm; pricing and allocation of goods and factors of production in different market situations; economic efficiency and welfare considerations
Credit: 3 units

DE 206 (Quantitative Methods I)
Mathematical tools for economic analysis and model building; applications to macroeconomic and microeconomic problems; optimization techniques
Credit: 3 units

DE 231 (Quantitative Methods II)
The analysis of economic data; sample survey techniques; statistical tools for model estimation and forecasting; computer applications
Credit: 3 units

DE 241 (Trade Policy and Development)
Theories of trade, trade protection, regionalism and multilateralism; relationship between trade and development; global trade governance; special issues affecting global trade
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: DE 201, 202/COI

DE 251 (Public Sector Economics for Development)
Taxation, resource allocation, and welfare; public expenditures and collective consumption; efficiency and equity aspects of fiscal policy
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: DE 201, 202/COI

DE 252 (Local Public Economics) 
Economic analysis of local or sub-national governments and their roles in and contributions to economic development;
public financial management and expenditure analysis; local government performance and innovations
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: DE 201, 202/COI

DE 253 (Project Analysis and Evaluation)
Methods of project appraisal, selection, and post-evaluation from the private and social viewpoints; case studies of selected Philippine projects
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: DE 201, 202/COI

DE 291 (Growth, Poverty and Institutions)
Economic development problems and analytical models of growth and development; structural adjustment; poverty and income distribution
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: DE 201, 202/COI

DE 292 (Program Evaluation)
Issues and experiences in economic development; techniques in program evaluation
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: DE 201, 202/COI

DE 293 (Institutional and Policy Analysis) 
Political economy of policymaking; impact of political institutions, power relations and social dynamics on the efficiency and effectiveness of public policies
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: DE 201, 202/COI

DE 298 (Special Problems in Development Economics)
Credit: 3 units   Prereq: DE 201, 202/COI

*Consent of Instructor