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List of Courses Offered

The Department of Economics at Brigham Young University offers a wide variety of courses including principles, introductory electives, intermediate theory, advanced electives and advanced theory. The following information gives a list of faculty members who teach/have taught the course and a schedule of planned courses. Clicking on a faculty members name will link you to his or her home page, which may contain some useful course materials. A sample syllabus is provided for most classes.

Note: Course offerings depend critically on the availability of a qualified instructor. Some courses have not been offered recently, but may be offered in the future depending on personnel changes. 

To verify which courses are available and when, check the University Class Schedules: Current University Class Schedules.

​Course descriptions can be found through the University Academic Catalog​.

​General Education

  • 199R - Academic Internship (0.5-3.0)
    PREREQUISITE: An APPROVED internship application and internship coordinator approval
    NOTE: Not counted toward required major or minor hours.

Lower Division Electives

  • 213R - Topics of Economic Analysis
    WHEN TAUGHT: Depends on faculty availability
    PREREQUISITE: Econ 110
  • 230 - Economic Development and Growth
    WHEN TAUGHT: Depends on faculty availability
    PREREQUISITE: Econ 110
    FACULTY: O. Stoddard
  • 257 - International Trade and Finance
    WHEN TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Econ 110
    FACULTY: J. Kearl
  • 275 - Public Finance
    WHEN TAUGHT: Depends on faculty availability
    PREREQUISITE: Econ 110
    FACULTY: M. Showalter

Core Theory Courses

  • 388 - Introduction to Econometrics​
    WHEN TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Spring
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 378 & Econ 380
    FACULTY: B. Frandsen, M. RansomJ. Wikle​

  • *Note: Math 116 and Math 118 do not substitute for Math 112.

Higher Division Electives

  • 413R - Topics in Economic Theory
    WHEN TAUGHT: Depends on faculty availability
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 378 & Econ 380
  • 420 - Economics of Antitrust Law and Regulation
    WHEN TAUGHT: Fall
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 378 & Econ 380
    RECOMMENDED: Econ 382
    FACULTY: J. Kearl
  • 421 - Law and Economics
    WHEN TAUGHT: Winter
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 378 & Econ 380
    FACULTY: J. Kearl
  • 431 - Economic Development
    WHEN TAUGHT: Winter, Spring
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 381, Econ 388, or Econ 380, Econ 381 & Poli 328
    FACULTY: O. Stoddard
  • 432 - Economic Growth
    WHEN TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
    PREREQUISITSE: Econ 381 & Econ 388; or Econ 380, Econ 381, & Poli 328
    FACULTY: O. Stoddard, K. Phillips
  • 440 - Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
    WHEN TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 380 & Econ 388
    RECOMMENDED: Econ 382
    FACULTY: A. Pope, J. Pope
  • 450 - Financial Economics
    WHEN TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 382 & Econ 388
    FACULTY: S. Condie
  • 453 - Theory of Money and Banking
    WHEN TAUGHT: Depends on faculty availability
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 380 & Econ 381
    FACULTY:
  • 458 - International Trade Theory and Applications​
    WHEN TAUGHT: Depends on faculty availability
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 388; or Econ 380 & Poli 328
    FACULTY: S. Bradford
  • 459 - International Monetary Theory
    WHEN TAUGHT: Winter
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 381 & Econ 388; or Econ 380, Econ 381 & Poli 328
    FACULTY: K. Phillips, R. Evans
  • 461 - Economics of Education
    WHEN TAUGHT: Depends on faculty availability
    PREREQUISITE: Econ 388
    FACULTY: E. Eide
  • 463 - Economics of the Labor Market
    WHEN TAUGHT: Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Econ 388
    FACULTY: D. Sims
  • 465 - Health Economics
    WHEN TAUGHT: Depends on faculty availability
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 382 & Econ 388
    FACULTY: M. Showalter
  • 468 - Urban Economics
  • WHEN TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
  • PREREQUISITES: Econ 378 & Econ 380; Econ 388 or concurrent enrollment
  • FACULTY: M. Ransom
  • 475 - Public Economics
    WHEN TAUGHT: Depends on faculty availability
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 378 & Econ 380
    FACULTY: D. Moncayo
  • 476 - Industrial Organization
    WHEN TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Econ 378
    FACULTY: J. Cardon
  • 477 ​- Political Economy
    WHEN TAUGHT: Fall
    PREREQUISITES: Econ 378 & Econ 382
    RECOMMENDED: Econ 388
    FACULTY: J. McMurray
  • 478 - Game Theory and Economics
    WHEN TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Econ 378 & 380
    FACULTY: V. Lambson
  • 488 - Applied Econometrics
    WHEN TAUGHT: Fall, Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Econ 388
    FACULTY: L. Lefgren

Advanced Theory/Graduate Level Preparation

  • 580 - Advanced Price Theory (Micro)
    WHEN TAUGHT: Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Econ 378 & Econ 382
    FACULTY: V. Lambson, S. Condie
  • 581 - Advanced Macroeconomics
    WHEN TAUGHT: Fall
    PREREQUISITE: Econ 381, Econ 382 & Econ 388
    FACULTY: K. Phillips
  • 582 - Topics in Mathematical Economics
    WHEN TAUGHT: Winter
    PREREQUISITE: Econ 580
    FACULTY: V. Lambson, B. Platt


 
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