Undergraduate Courses in Economics

The Department of Economics offers over 100 undergraduate courses throughout the academic year including core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, operations research, and elective courses in various fields.  Information on our courses can be found in the corresponding pages on the left.  Should you have additional questions not covered by the information contained or resources listed on this Web site, please e-mail us at econugadvisor@ucsd.edu or send a message through the Virtual Advising Center.

New Courses not yet included in catalog:

 The following courses have been recently approved and the course descriptions can be found below: 

ECON 5: Data Analytics for the Social Sciences
(Cross-listed with POLI 5D.) Introduction to probability and analysis for understanding data in the social world. Students engage in hands-on learning with applied social science problems. Basics of probability, visual display of data, data collection and management, hypothesis testing, and computation. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: Econ 5, POLI 5, or POLI 5D.  While not a required course for any of our majors, if you are interested in adding coding in Excel, Stata and R to your skill set, we highly encourage you to enroll in Econ 5/Poli 5D in SP18.

ECON 106:  International Economic Agreements
Examines reasons for international economic agreements, their design, the strategic interactions that determine how the agreements are implemented and sustained, and consequences for global welfare and inequality. Draws on international economics, game theory, law and economics, and political economy, to understand international economic agreements. These tools are used to understand multilateral trade & investment agreements, such as NAFTA, and international organizations, such as the WTO. Prerequisites:  Econ 100B and Econ 102 (for SP18 we will accept Econ 101 or 102).

ECON 112:  Macroeconomic Data Analysis
Examines time series methods for data analysis with an emphasis on macroeconomic applications. Students are provided with an overview of fundamental time series techniques, hands-on experience in applying them to real-world macroeconomic data, and expertise in performing empirical tests of policy-relevant macroeconomic theories, such as the permanent income hypothesis, the Keynesian fiscal multiplier, and the Phillips curve. Prerequisites: Econ 110B and Econ 120B or Math 181B.

ECON 117: Economic Growth (updated course description)
Topics will include: long-run economic growth and differences in income per capita across countries in the present day; Malthusian dynamics and the transition to modern growth; measuring income welfare across countries and time; development accounting; the Solow Growth Model; physical capital accumulation; human capital; misallocation and total-factor productivity; firm management practices; technology adoption; agricultural productivity gaps; rural-urban migration; structural transformation; innovation and endogenous growth. Prerequisites: Econ 100A.

ECON 138: Economics of Discrimination
This course will investigate differences in economic outcomes on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. We will study economic theories of discrimination, empirical work testing those theories, and policies aimed at alleviating group-level differences in economic outcomes. Prerequisites: Econ 1.

ECON 167: Economics of China
Survey of the Chinese economy. Topics such as economic growth, China's transition to a market economy, international trade, financial markets, labor markets, and industrial structure. Prerequisites:  Econ 1 and Econ 3.

Course offerings for 2018-2019:

If a professor (or STAFF) is listed in the term, the course is currently scheduled to be offered in that term. The number of lectures per class is shown by the number of instructors (or staff) listed, for example, in Winter 2019, there will be two classes of ECON 3 (taught by Ramey, V., so she is listed two times). Please note that all course offerings are subject to change.

Instructors' names for those listed as STAFF are forthcoming and will be posted as soon as possible.

Note: there is a comprehensive list of elective courses sorted by interest here. Academic Senate approved Economic courses, with title, course descriptions and prerequisites are here.

Last updated:  May 2, 2018

  Summer 1 Summer  2 Fall
18
Winter
19
Spring
19
Lower Division

ECON 1: 
Principles of Microeconomics

Hovander Nieto

Staff
Staff
Staff

Newhouse
Newhouse
Staff

Staff
Staff
Staff

ECON 2: 
Market Imperfections & Policy
Levkoff

 Levkoff

 Santamaria

ECON 3: 
Principles of Macroeconomics

Hovander Santamaria

 Candido

 Ramey, V.
Ramey, V.

 Candido

ECON 4: 
Financial Accounting

Lu, Runjing Anderson

 Levkoff

 Levkoff

 Levkoff

ECON 5:
Data Analytics/Social Sciences

Xu

Roberts

Upper Division
ECON 100A: 
Microeconomics A
Famulari Newhouse Famulari
Famulari
Sinitsyn
Sinitsyn
Santamaria
Sinitsyn
Sinitsyn
ECON 100AH: 
Honors Microecon A
Machina
Machina
ECON 100B: 
Microeconomics B
Sinitsyn Santamaria Levkoff Galperti
Galperti
Santamaria
Santamaria
ECON 100BH:
Honors Microecon B 
Machina
ECON 100C: 
Microeconomics C

 Sinitsyn

Levkoff Sinitsyn
Sinitsyn
Sinitsyn Levkoff
Boomhower
Boomhower

ECON 100CH:
Honors Microecon C

Andreoni
ECON 101: 
International Trade
Muendler Rauch
ECON 102:
Globalization
Muendler

ECON 103:
International Monetary Relations

Muendler

ECON 105: Industrial Organization and Firm Strategy

Noel
ECON 106: International Economic Agreements  Bowen
ECON 107: Economic Regulations and Antitrust Policies Noel
ECON 109: 
Game Theory
Newhouse Newhouse Watson Watson
ECON 109T: 
Advanced Topics in Game Theory
Watson
ECON 110A: 
Macroeconomics A

 Levkoff

Rondina Candido Porzio
Porzio
Rondina
Rondina
ECON 110AH:
Honors Macroecon A
Porzio
ECON 110B: 
Macroeconomics B
Levkoff Candido Hamilton
Hamilton
Candido
ECON 110BH: 
Honors Macroecon B 
Hamilton
ECON 111: 
Monetary Economics
Cohen
ECON 112: Macroeconomic Data Analysis Rondina Staff Rondina
ECON 117:
Economic Growth
Lagakos
ECON 120A: 
Econometrics A
Hilmer, C. Santamaria
Santamaria
Candido
Candido
Staff
Staff
ECON 120B: 
Econometrics B
O O Staff Berman
Berman
Staff
O
O
ECON 120BH:
Honors Econometrics B
Berman
ECON 120C: 
Econometrics C
O Wuthrich O Wuthrich
Wuthrich
Sun
Sun
ECON 120CH:
Honors Econometrics C
Sun
ECON 122:
Econometric Theory
Beare
ECON 125: Demographic
Analysis & Forecasting
Tayman
ECON 130: Public Policy Hilmer, M. Blumkin Tang
ECON 131: 
Economics of the Environment
Nieto Jacobsen Staff
ECON 132: 
Energy Economics
Hilmer, C. Carson
ECON 138:
Economics of Discrimination
Antonovics/
Bharadwaj
ECON 139:
Labor Economics
Hilmer, M. Antonovics
ECON 140: 
Economics of Health Producers
Famulari Clemens Clemens
ECON 142: 
Behavioral Economics
Trevino
ECON 143: 
Experimental Economics
Andreoni
ECON 144: Economics of Conservation Squires
ECON 145:
Economics of Ocean Resources
Squires
ECON 146: 
Economic Stabilization
Cohen
ECON 147: 
Economics of Education
Betts
ECON 152: Public
Economics/Expenditures II
Blumkin Fadlon
ECON 159: Staff
ECON 164: The Indian Economy Muralidharan
ECON 165: 
Middle East Economics
Rauch
ECON 165T: Adv Topics
in Middle East Economics
Rauch
ECON 167:
Economics of China
Naughton
ECON 169:
Economics of Korea
Lee
ECON 171: 
Decisions Under Uncertainty
Newhouse Levkoff Newhouse
ECON 172A: 
Operations Research A
Newhouse Staff
ECON 172 B:
Operations Research B
Newhouse Newhouse
ECON 173A: 
Financial Investments
O O
ECON 173B: 
Corporate Finance
Ramey, G. Ramey, G. Ramey, G.
ECON 176: 
Marketing
Sinitsyn
ECON 178: 
Economic & Business Forecasting
O
O
ECON 191A: 
Senior Essay Seminar A
Bharadwaj
ECON 191B:
Senior Essay Seminar B
Bharadwaj