An introduction to macroeconomic terminology, concepts, and theories using historical context, quantitative tools, graphical analysis, and macroeconomic models. Course concepts are examined in a social and/or political context as appropriate. Fall, Spring.
An introduction to game theory and strategic interactions with cases drawn from economics, business, politics, sociology, psychology, international studies, and sports. Topics include prisoner's dilemma, Nash equilibrium, backward induction, signaling, mixed strategies, cooperative and noncooperative games, bargaining, conventions, "the tragedy of commons," evolutionary game theory, and behavioral critiques of rationality. Prerequisite: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL. Fall.
This interdisciplinary course aims to provide an overview of the processes, politics and policies of economic development through a gender lens. The course examines the impacts of economic development policy on men and women and on gender relations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, in the context of a globalizing world economy. The course draws from the fields of economics, international relations and women's studies. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP including ITW 101 and QL. Fall or Spring, alternate years.
This interdisciplinary course provides a broad but detailed overview of the Middle East region with a focus on patterns of economic and social transformation during the last century. The course material draws from the fields of Political Science, Sociology, History, Economics, and Women's and Gender Studies. Prerequisites: 24 credits in ISP, including ITW 101 and QL. Spring.