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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Courses Graduate Courses (Masters and PhD) Economics Graduate Courses
Economics Graduate Courses

Graduate Courses

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

The following courses are offered for Master's programs.

Economics 5111      Mathematical Economics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Based on the background of the students, content will focus on calculus and matrix algebra as applied to economic theory, including comparative statics and optimization in economics; homogeneous and homothetic functions; dynamics; existence and stability of equilibria.
Offering: 3-1; 0-0
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Economics 5113      Advanced Microeconomics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Economics 5111
Description: Theory of consumer behaviour. Theory of production and the firm. Market structures. Market equilibrium and stability. Topics from welfare economics and collective choice. Utilizes techniques developed in Economics 5111.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Economics 5115      Econometrics I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Distribution theory. Regression analysis and hypothesis testing. Generalized least squares. Identification and other statistical estimation problems. Single equation and systems estimation applied to economic models.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Economics 5117      Advanced Macroeconomics I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Economics 5115
Description: The aggregate demand-supply model. Consumption and investment functions. Models of income determination and the accumulation of wealth. The monetary sector. Alternative transmission mechanisms for monetary and fiscal policy. Large and small scale econometric models of the macroeconomy.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Economics 5118      Advanced Macroeconomics II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Research methods of macroeconomics involving both continuous-time and discrete-time specifications. Deriving and analyzing phase diagrams and solving linear expectational difference equations using the method of undetermined coefficients. The range of models used for this purpose include: Solow growth model, endogenous growth theories, real business cycle models, traditional IS-LM/AD-AS model with rational expectations, and new models of macroeconomic stabilization theory and policy. Particular attention will be paid to explaining the underlying logic of mathematical macroeconomic models at an intuitive level.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Economics 5119      Econometrics II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Economics 5115 or permission of the instructor
Description: Emphasis on applied econometrics. Use of the computer in econometrics. Advanced regression theory. Static and dynamic models. Specification tests. Testing linear restrictions. The likelihood ratio and Lagrange multiplier tests. The instrumental variable method.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Economics 5215      Labour Economics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: A survey of the economics of labour supply, labour demand, earnings determination and unemployment with stress on empirical methods using microdata.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Economics 5233      Industrial Organization
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An examination of industrial organization models and competition policy. Regulatory theory. Optimal pricing models. Sustainability of equilibrium under alternative market structures. Emphasis on the theoretical underpinnings and current developments in the literature.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Economics 5257      Resources/Environmental Economics
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Theory and policy of extractive resource use. Dynamic optimization models of non-renewable resources. Optimal forest and fishery management. Renewable resource policy. Resource rents and rent capture. Topics in the economic theory of the environment and current environmental policy debates.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Economics 5279      Fiscal Federalism
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: The economics of multi-level government finance with theoretical and policy approaches emphasizing the Canadian federation. The economic rationale for a federal system, the Tiebout Model, the division of powers, centralization and decentralization, public goods and taxation in a federal system. Particular attention will be paid to the system of federal-provincial grants and transfers.
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Economics 5315      Game Theory
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: An introduction to the methods for finding Nash equilibria under different circumstances. Moveover, classroom examples will be employed to allow discussion of the value of the Nash equilibrium as a solution concept.
Offering: 3-1; or 3-1
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Economics 5411      Special Topics I
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Subject matter determined by the needs and interests of the participating students and faculty.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Economics 5415      Special Topics II
Credit Weight: 0.5
Description: Subject matter determined by the needs and interests of the participating students and faculty.
SpecialTopic: Y
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
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Economics 5801 (9801)      Research Paper
Description: Topic determined in consultation with departmental advisors.
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Economics 5901 (9901)      Master's Thesis
Description: Topic determined in consultation with departmental advisors.
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Economics 5990      Co-op Work Term I
Credit Weight: 0.5
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Economics 5992      Co-op Work Term II
Credit Weight: 0.5
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